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Foster Care Coalition of Greater St. Louis, Inc.

  • St. Louis, MO
  • www.foster-adopt.org

Mission Statement

The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition is a non-profit agency that strives to create permanency in every foster child's life by recruiting and supporting foster/adoptive homes in the St. Louis metropolitan community.

Main Programs

  1. Foster Parent Recruitment and Adoption Services
Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

St. Louis Metropolitan Community

St. Louis, MO

ruling year

1991

Executive Director

Self-reported

Melanie Scheetz

President of the Board of Directors

Self-reported

John Phillips

Keywords

Self-reported

foster care, adoption, children, recruitment, retention, little wishes, a place to call home, KSDK, foster care, adoption, extreme recruitment, 30 days to family, crisis intervention, st. louis,

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Also Known As

Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition

EIN

43-1570225

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Foster Care (P32)

Adoption (P31)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Foster Parent Recruitment and Adoption Services

Recruitment FACC is the area's largest recruiter of foster/adoptive homes because of partnerships with local media. In addition to featuring waiting children in 12 local newspapers, we partner with KSDK NewsChannel 5 to highlight the need for foster and adoptive families. Support Because the foster care system can be difficult to navigate, FACC provides support services to help parents succeed and continue as foster or adoptive parents. These services include quarterly skills-building workshops and support groups, the KidStore, a resale shop exclusively for foster parents, an email alert for policy updates and other timely information, free family activities, an informative website and newsletter, the Little Wishes program which provides childhood experiences that foster parents might not be able to afford, and one-on-one family advocacy.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$813,155.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Missouri

St. Louis Metropolitan Community

St. Louis, MO

Social Media

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Financials

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FOSTER CARE COALITION OF GREATER ST LOUIS INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Foster Care Coalition of Greater St. Louis, Inc.

Leadership

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Executive Director

Melanie Scheetz

President of the Board of Directors

John Phillips

BIO

Melanie Scheetz and her husband are proud adoptive parents of two children, ages 18 and 16.   Melanie has more than 25 years non-profit management experience in the areas of administration and development. She joined the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition as its Executive Director in 1999. The Coalition has recruited more than 2,500 new permanent/adoptive families.  Under her guidance, the agency developed the groundbreaking program, Extreme Recruitment. Extreme Recruitment methodology are now being applied to children just entering care in the 30 Days to Family program.

 

Melanie has been honored with the North American Council on Adoptable Children’s 2006 “National Adoption Advocate” award; the 2007 Congressional “Angels in Adoption” award; and the 2008 “Women of the Well” award. She has a B.S. in Accountancy from Miami University.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

John Phillips

Stifel Nicolaus

Term: Jan 2015 -

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?