92 Bowery St., NY 10013

+1 800 123 456 789

Our Beginning

Angels’ Arms was founded in 2000 by a group of foster parents and concerned community members who wanted to provide a safe home and a loving family to foster children. In just 23 years, Angels’ Arms has grown from an idea to 15 homes serving nearly 100 children annually, with our first home opening in 2003.

Our homes are spread across the St. Louis metropolitan area including St. Charles County, South St. Louis County, Ballwin, Florissant, St. Louis City, and Festus. We have experienced remarkable growth and exposure, so more sibling groups (and other children) coming into the state’s care can remain together and so that these children can thrive in a stable, nurturing family. Each time another home is opened, more foster children can experience what it means to be part of a loving family and community.

 Angels’ Arms is also assisting 12 foster families living outside of our homes with a total of 51 foster children by providing them with much-needed items and resources. To date over 700 children, including 250 sibling groups, are now part of the Angels’ Arms family and have learned to trust, smile, and have a sense of belonging in this world.

Angels 'Arms Founder, Bess Wilfong (left), her mother Jean Weinstock (right) and friends (middle) in the early days of Angels' Arms

Angels' Arms is Founded

Bess Wilfong and friends developed the concept of Angels’ Arms


1st Home

First Angels’ Arms home is opened off Tesson Ferry Rd.


2nd Home

Ballwin, MO home opens


3rd Home Opens

Florissant, MO home opens


4th Home

Ballwin, MO home opens


2nd Home

O'Fallon, MO home opens


More Homes Open

South County, MO, Wentzville, MO and Lake St. Louis, MO homes open


Still Expanding

South St. Louis City, MO home opens


2nd Ballwin Home

Ballwin, MO home opens


North St. Louis

Angels' Arms opens a home in Florissant, MO


Expanding South

Angels' Arms opens a home in South County, MO


St. Louis City Home

St. Louis City, MO home opens


20th Anniversary

Angels’ Arms celebrates 20 years of serving foster children in St. Louis, MO


Expanding to Jefferson County

Angels' Arms opens a newly-built home in Festus in Fall 2022.


Festus Outreach Grows

2nd newly-built home opens in Festus, MO in March of 2023

Images From Our Past