The Putting Kids First: Children's Services Fund
In November of 2008 the Franklin County citizens passed Proposition 1, Putting Kids First which created a Children’s Services Fund for children and youth nineteen years of age or less in Franklin County. The Franklin County Children and Families Community Resource Board (FCCRB) have been entrusted to oversee this fund. This fund is created under Missouri state statutes 67.1775 and 210.861. Missouri Revised Statute 210.861 specifically lays out what types of services can be provided for.
The Putting Kids First Campaign was a year long process of community education which lead to community action. The core team for the Putting Kids First campaign was comprised of three Campaign Coordinators: Sandy Thilenius, Carla Poepsel, and Eileen Roth and the Campaign Manager, Annie Foncannon Schulte. The core team along with the children's services providers of the community and the members of the FCCRB lead the charge to educate and activate the citizens of the county.
The funds are dedicated to services for Franklin County children and youth, and are awarded to local agencies through contracts to provide services that address the growing unmet mental health needs of our community youth.