As part of its mission to expand and improve services to Missouri’s children and their families, the Children’s Services Coalition promotes education about public policies that affect the welfare of children. Advocating for effective policies and adequate funding for programs is a concrete way of assuring that children and families receive the services they need. We invite you to learn more about current issues and legislation by visiting the sites linked below.

Children and Families: For up-to-date information about legislative action and public policy concerning children and families, visit Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri

Early Childhood Education: For up-to-date information about legislative action and public policy concerning key issues involving early childhood education in Missouri, visit Raise Your Hand for Kids.

Education: For up-to-date information about legislative action and public policy concerning key issues involving education in Missouri, visit EducationPlus

Funding and Budgetary Concerns: For up-to-date information about legislative action and public policy concerning funding for services supporting children and families, visit The Missouri Budget Project. You may also sign up from this link to receive a newsletter with regular updates.

Health Care:

  • For up-to-date information and resources from 130 nonpartisan statewide organizations, including  CSC, that have endorsed the principle that every Missourian deserves access to quality, affordable health care no matter where they live or how much money they make, visit Missouri Health Care For All
  • For an up-to-date tally of the money Missouri has lost by not expanding Medicaid for 260,000 of its citizens and information about what we can do about it, visit How Much Has Missouri Left on the Table
  • For information about expanding Medicaid to cover Missourians who live sicker and die younger because they don’t have insurance, visit Missouri Medicaid Coalition

Substance Abuse: For up-to-date information about legislative action and public policy concerning key issues involving substance abuse in metro St. Louis and Missouri, visit NCADA.