WHY FOSTER WITH
SAINT LOUIS PARTNERS

A team dedicated to families and supporting you

The power of a loving family — ready to care, support and strengthen a child is life changing. At Saint Louis PARTNERS, we believe in this power and are here to help families ready to make a difference. Together, we ignite the hearts of our families — from foster child to foster parent — to see our children through to a place they can permanently call home.

WHAT WE KNOW

How to communicate as a team: Listening, observing, coordinating, supporting. Hearing our families and equipping them with the resources they need to do their part is among one of our highest priorities.

Every child is unique. Every foster family is unique. Understanding the individual strengths and needs of both a child and the foster family is paramount throughout the life of foster care.

Caring for the life of a child in need is both a challenging and wonderful responsibility. And to do this well begins with taking care of our own Saint Louis PARTNERS team with peer support, manageable caseloads, plus staff and development training. The allows us to give every family and child our very best.

Our commitment to our foster children and our foster families.

To drive effective treatment and permanency planning with careful, individualized and ongoing assessment.


To implement a family-centered, family-involved, team approach to planning and achievement — the best method to strengthen families.


To prepare, inspire and enable each of our own staff to deliver effective, impactful service to every family and child.


To collaborate and to communicate well across the collective family team — state agency representatives, court systems and other service providers, foster and biological families. Collaboration and inter-agency consultation benefits the children and families of Missouri.

WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE

We are a partnership of agencies – we work together to find the best agency partner to meet your needs as the foster family. We utilize the strengths of each agency for your benefit and collaborate to find loving homes for our children in need.

We maintain lower caseloads for case managers than those required for by the state contract and accreditation standards, allowing our case managers to give more attention to children in our care to find them a loving home and ensure their safety.

We support our case management team– and know what they need to be successful:

  • Training and resources to perform their job
  • Supplemental services (including clinical interventions) that address needs identified in the treatment/case plan
  • Supportive supervision and peer expertise
  • Flexible funding for needed services

Our Mission is Families. Caring for Families, Supporting Families, Strengthening Families.

“My caseworkers and entire team at Saint Louis PARTNERS have been amazing! I always get a response to everything I ask about. My team assists me in making sure I have all the knowledge and resources available to me. They are making sure my kiddo has what he needs. I LOVE my team."

- Katrina, Foster Parent