How We Help

Mission

FamilyForward moves vulnerable children in the direction of hope by delivering comprehensive therapeutic and educational services to support biological, foster, and adoptive families.

Dear Jerome,

It’s been difficult being a single dad, and when Celeste started acting out in anger, you weren’t sure where to turn. That insecurity hurt…but it also helped you find FamilyForward, who worked with you and Celeste to get to the bottom of her behavior, and move us both to a better place. Today, those dinners and bedtimes are easier. You no longer feel alone, and worry has turned into excitement as she learns and grows.

- Proud dad

Services for Children and Families

FamilyForward works to build safer, healthier relationships for children and families by offering:

Trauma Assessment and Psychological Evaluation

Therapy

  • Individual, family, and group counseling provided in-home and in-office
  • Trauma-focused counseling using evidence-based practices

Foster Care and Adoption

Care for Children with Developmental Disabilities

  • Long-term, 24-hour residential care for non-ambulatory children ages 0-21 with significant medical needs, offering individualized habilitation programs to maximize physical, emotional, and educational growth
  • Short-term, 24-hour respite care for non-ambulatory children ages 0-21 with significant medical needs, offering flexibility and support for families

Vision

FamilyForward leads the community in providing innovative solutions for advancing safer, healthier relationships for children and families.

Getting Started

Call 314.968.2350 and ask for Intake or email intake.dept@familyforwardmo.org to learn more about FamilyForward’s services for children and families.

Outreach Impact

9,392 children and family members were served by FamilyForward in 2016.