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Current Statistics

501(c)3 organization, Tax ID 43-6032561
Founded in 1959

Coverage Area:
13 counties in Missouri; 5 counties in Illinois

Managed by a 30-person Board of Directors (board members are not compensated)

Serviced by an executive director (Col. Ron Battelle, retired Chief of Police, St. Louis County Police Department) and staff of five

Currently assisting about 80 families with about 65 dependent children
Has assisted over 160 families since 1959

Provides roughly $1.5 million in assistance each year
Program expense ratio is an average 83% over the last five years

Funded by:
Membership – 2016 member dues total $800,000
Donation – individual and corporate
Fundraisers held on behalf of the organization