The Reality of Foster Care

Right at this very moment there are more kids in foster care than ever before. And also right at this moment, there are fewer foster homes available for them. We can get angry at the parents for having kids and not knowing how to parent and for making poor choices, but the kids are still […]

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Javon’s Story – Beating the Odds

Javon pictured with Angels’ Arms Founder Bess Wilfong and his foster mom Phyllis Hackman. This is a story 10 years in the making. The “once upon a time” began on October 25, 2005, when foster parents Phyllis and Eldon Hackman moved into Angels’ Arms’ second home in Ballwin. The foster parents to two boys now […]

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Angels’ Arms Teens Honored By HateBrakers

  Their incredible story of survival sounds like something from a movie. Jake and Jeff, fraternal twins from St. Louis, were taken by their abusive father to the Dominican Republic to work in his garbage recycling business. He forced them to work night and day in an unventilated 110-degree room with vermin coming out of […]

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