Maximizing community resources to build and sustain a comprehensive system of services for children and families in need.
Preparing all youth and families to realize a brighter tomorrow.
In support of our mission and vision, the CCRB is dedicated to:
- Encouraging collaboration and integration of mental health services and public funds to deliver services that are effective, efficient, and continually improved.
- Making sure that children and families in need of services are partners in the planning, development, and delivery of those services.
- Developing accountable service delivery systems that are responsive to the community as well as public health and welfare authorities.
- Working to strengthen children and families.
CCRB-funded program and services effectively help to prevent child abuse and neglect; reduce homelessness and substance abuse, and through prevention education services, reduce school-based violence.
During 2021, the CCRB will fund $8 million for children’s mental health-related services.
The CCRB contracts with local nonprofit agencies who provide mental health and substance use treatment services for children under age 19 in St. Charles County. The CCRB oversees the administration and distribution of the Children’s Community Services Fund, which is funded through a 1/8 cent sales tax.
Targeted funding and high-quality services contributes to St. Charles County consistently ranking in the top 3 for overall child well-being in Missouri, as determined by Missouri Kids Count.
The CCRB was originally known as the Children and Family Services Authority (CFSA), and was created by County Ordinance 97-152 as a replacement for the St. Charles County Community Mental Health Board of Trustees in 1997, and began meeting in June 1998. Recognizing the needs of children and families in St. Charles County, a coalition of the CFSA, committed local nonprofit agencies, and community supporters applied for a federal grant. In October of 1998, St. Charles County was awarded a 6-year, $7.1 million grant to serve children with a serious emotional disorder and their families, later adding on an additional $1.5 million for a seventh year. This program was known as Partnership with Families, and the CCRB was responsible for overseeing the entire grant, including all financial aspects, clinical work, and research.
The federal grant ceased in the fall of 2005, but funding for the continuation of this model project was made available through the passage of Proposition 1 – Putting Kids First (November 2004), which created a Children’s Community Services Fund for the purpose of providing children’s mental health and substance use treatment services to County youth, aged 0-19. In October 2006, the Children and Family Services Authority was renamed the Community and Children’s Resource Board (CCRB).
Currently, the CCRB is governed by a Board of Directors. The CCRB complies with the Missouri Sunshine Law and provides all public financial and administrative data on this website or by request. Please contact the office at 636.939.6200 or email email@example.com for more information.