Voices for Children Honored during Saint Louis MHB Partnership Celebration
Organization received recognition for being awarded grants during the 2019-2021 grant cycle.
On Thursday, July 19, Voices for Children was named alongside 36 local St. Louis nonprofits, service providers and organizations awarded funds from the Saint Louis Mental Health Board (MHB) during their FY19-21 Community Children's Services Partnership Celebration. MHB administers public funds on behalf of the residents of the City of St. Louis for behavioral health and children’s services.
“We are grateful to our friends and partners at MHB and are humbled that they clearly see the mission and importance of Voices for Children amongst so many deserving local agencies” said Ashley Roedemeier, President of the Voices for Children Board of Directors. “This distinction reinforces the incredible amount of work done by Voices staff to ensure that the organization not only receives the funds but remains a faithful steward of those funds.”
Of the 107 local organizations that applied for MHB’s FY19-21 Children Service Fund distribution, only 36 were selected. And, of those 36, 69% are programs currently funded by MHB. This exemplifies MHB’s mission to improve the quality of life for the city’s most valuable residents through coordinated systems.
“We are honored to earn the continued support of MHB for the 2019-2021 Community Children’s Services Fund grant cycle with yet another increase in investment. Their ongoing support recognizes the alignment of peer-missioned organizations like Voices for Children and continues to support the work of achieving well-being and eliminating disparities for children in foster care is St. Louis City.” said Steve Moergen, Executive Director of Voices for Children. "Thanks to MHB’s investment, Voices’ staff and CASAs will advocate for 270 abused and neglected children in FY19. We are fortunate to have such a strong partnership with MHB and are grateful for their continued support and appreciate their contributions to our efforts of speaking up for children and youth in foster care.”
In attendance on behalf of Voices for Children were Board President, Ashley Roedemeier, Executive Director Steve Moergen and Director, City CASA & Legal Services Colleen Polak.