Angels’ Arms is dedicated to providing and supporting loving homes for foster children by keeping brothers and sisters together within a nurturing family until a forever home is found.
Foster children deserve the chance to be children, to be part of a family, and to live up to their potential. To achieve this, Angels’ Arms provides homes, resources and emotional support to experienced foster parents so that they can raise the standard of care for foster children. Angels’ Arms strives to keep sibling groups together, and partners with foster parents, community supporters, organizations and other non-profits to provide a loving home environment and help our children become successful citizens. Angels' Arms will become the national, knowledgeable authority to which decision makers turn for counsel about foster children and their needs.
How many children do you serve?
Over the past twelve years, Angels' Arms has served over 300 children. The number of children living in the Angels' Arms' homes fluctuates, but the homes can accommodate up to 6 children at any given time.
How many homes do you have?
Angels' Arms has 10 homes located throughout St. Louis City and County and St. Charles County.
Are the house parents employees of Angels' Arms?
No. The house parents do not receive a salary from Angels' Arms. All foster parents receive a stipend from the state to take care of each foster child. Angels' Arms was created to furnish homes and to provide resources for house parents so that they can take in children that need a home.
What happens to the children when they leave the home?
The Children's Division, through the state of Missouri, decides the placement of every child. The primary goal is to reunify children with their birth parents, but many children leave to live with a relative or are adopted.
How long can a child stay in the home?
Children stay as long as they are in need of a loving home.
Do you receive any state or federal funding?
No. Angels' Arms exists because of the generosity of our community.
How many volunteers do you have?
Angels' Arms is blessed with over 500 volunteers who donate their time and efforts in various capacities, but there's always room for more. Volunteers are the backbone of all of our fundraising events and programs.
How many people does Angels' Arms employ and where is your office?
Angels' Arms has 4 full-time employees and 2 part-time employees. Our office is located in Lafayette Square.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes. Angels' Arms is a 501(c)3 tax-deductible organization that meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability from the Better Business Bureau. After making a donation, you will receive an acknowledgement letter that can be used for a tax deduction.