Author: Heather Schmidt

St. Louis Regional Resources Ecosystem Maps

The Clark-Fox Family Foundation has compiled a vast array of resources available in the St. Louis region. These interactive maps can help you find the right organization for your need. Child Well Being: https://clarkfoxstl.com/mapping/child-well-being/ Workforce Development: https://clarkfoxstl.com/mapping/workforce-development/ Criminal Justice: https://clarkfoxstl.com/mapping/criminal-justice-resources/ Homeless: https://clarkfoxstl.com/mapping/homelessness/ Immigration and Refugee: https://clarkfoxstl.com/mapping/immigration-refugee/

What is a Psychiatrist?

By: Shari Sullivan, RN Coordinator of Medical Services The child and adolescent psychiatrist is a medical doctor (M.D. or D.O.) who specializes in the diagnosis and the treatment of disorders of thinking, feeling and/or behavior affecting children, adolescents, and their families. A child and adolescent psychiatrist offers families comprehensive care, is a physician and follows… Read more »

Welcome to May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

By: Lizette Smith, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist – Director of Clinical Programs; Keystone Program Manager This month, we want to focus on the importance of mental health to our overall health. Everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. Add to that the impact of the COVID pandemic. Many people who had never… Read more »

All The Colors of Our Little Haven

Our Annual Gala From the colors you see around our campus to the colors that make up our community, you will find bright and vibrant colors everywhere you turn at Our Little Haven. This year, we are bringing those colors to our Annual Gala. We invite you to join us this summer for an in person celebration… Read more »

The Happiest of Holidays

2020 was tough for many of our children and families, but because of the support of our community, together we were able to finish out the year with a lot of hope, joy, and smiles from our children and families.

Coats, Hats, and Scarves, Oh My!

Our Little Haven works to protect the privacy and rights of the children and families we serve. This story has specific changes to protect his/her and his/her family’s privacy and all identifiable information has been removed. Photos used in this article are stock images and are not of children or families served by Our Little… Read more »

Going Above and Beyond

Kathleen and I frequently hear of instances in which our incredible team at Our Little Haven go beyond what is asked of them when caring for the children and families. This last summer we learned of a weekend night where three members of our foster care team exemplified what it means to care for children and families the Our Little Haven way. We are excited to invite Shamari to share this story with our community.

Our Little Haven’s Statement in Response to the Ongoing Civil Unrest and Injustices

At Our Little Haven, providing mental and behavioral health services through an early-intervention model remains at the forefront of our efforts. Since our inception in 1993, we continue to serving the most vulnerable children and families in our community.  Our role is to simply help each other. In doing so, acknowledge the harm to those… Read more »

Our Statement in Response to the Acts of Racism Against Communities of Color

We at Our Little Haven are profoundly saddened by the suffering of so many from police brutality and racial inequity in our society. Here at Our Little Haven we know that many of our clients and families have experienced racism before these killings increased awareness to our nation and world. We are a diverse staff… Read more »

Mental Health Awareness Month 2020 – Mental Health America

Do You Know Your Tools2Thrive? While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. The good news is there are practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency – and there are ways that… Read more »