Operation Round Up

Grant helps support emergency shelter

The number of youth facing homelessness has been growing at an alarming rate.

In Youth In Need's service area, the number of homeless students increased 114 percent over the last seven school years, from 5,886 (2009-2010) to 12,599 (2016-2017). These numbers include counts of 803 homeless students in St. Charles County, 409 in Warren County and 100 in Lincoln County.

Grant helps grow Seeds of Hope program

When Kathy Thompson first started working at LINC St. Charles County, she saw an early childhood center that was in need of some improvements.

Grant helps grow Seeds of Hope program

“Thirteen years ago, it was more like babysitting,” recalled Thompson, the executive director at the Wentzville-based agency. “Now over the past three to five years, it has become more preparation for kindergarten.”

Home Sweet Home

Later this year, Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County officials and volunteers will trade in their hammers and hard hats and celebrate the completion of a new home.

The Cuivre River Electric Community Trust will have played a role when they keys are passed to the new homeowners.

'It's their vacation'

Thousands of children and adults will journey to Wonderland Camp this summer to have a safe, fun experience.

A group from Pike County is eager for their summertime fun. For some, it might mean the first time to be away from their family or caregivers.