Missouri Baptist Children's Home Case Study

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Missouri Baptist Children’s Home was established on April 1, 1886, and has been serving children, youth, and families since that time. Through a restructuring of the corporation in 2001, MBCH Children and Family Ministries (MBCHCFM) was organized as the service delivery agency for Missouri Baptist Children’s Home for a total of 16 years in business as currently constituted. MBCHCFM is licensed by the State of Missouri as a child caring and as a child placing agency, and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation. Before the restructuring of the corporation as noted above, Missouri Baptist Children’s Home has been accredited since 1977. Long before accreditation was required for state contracts, our agency was committed to reaching the highest standard of care and made the decision to become accredited through COA.

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In time, it expanded its campus and built family-style cottages and a school. In the 1960's, the needs of children and families began to change and the agency rose to the occasion. It established programs that met the children’s mental and emotional needs in addition to their physical needs. In the ensuing years, residential treatment homes were added in Springfield, Moberly, St. Louis Whiteside, and Columbia, Missouri. The St. Louis, Moberly and Whiteside treatment centers were recently closed, in order to offer other much-needed services.

The agency continues to respond to changes in the child welfare system, by offering community-based programs that cater to the needs of the whole family. Today PCHAS has six core programs serving children and families throughout the state – Therapeutic Mentoring, Family Solutions for Kids (intensive in-home therapy), Foster Care Case Management, Medical Case Management, Transitional Living and Residential
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