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The Happiest of Holidays

By Heather Schmidt | March 4, 2021

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!

By Heather Schmidt | December 8, 2020

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

By Heather Schmidt | November 24, 2020

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

By Heather Schmidt | August 12, 2020

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

By Heather Schmidt | July 26, 2020

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

By Heather Schmidt | May 26, 2020

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 »

St. Louis Community Foundation Grants OLH the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund

By Heather Schmidt | May 14, 2020

ST. LOUIS, MO – May 12, 2020 Our Little Haven announced that they are one of the grant recipients of the St. Louis Regional Response Fund. The St. Louis Community Foundation assembled a coalition of local organizations to create this fund. It continues to direct resources to regional nonprofits that are serving local communities affected… Read more »

From Client to Superhero

By Heather Schmidt | April 29, 2020

Anthony advises leadership as a Board of Trustee Member  Anthony was one of the first children we welcomed into our care. Together, we watched him grow into a teenager, graduate from high school, continue onto college, and now, start his career. Anthony’s beginning started off a lot like Thomas’s (Read Thomas’s Story here). Anthony was… Read more »

Meet Some of Our Superheroes

By Heather Schmidt | April 23, 2020

Meet Dr. Timika – Licensed Psychologist at Our Little Haven’s Keystone Mental Health Services. What’s her Superpower? To assess, diagnose, and treat children and parents who deal with emotional, mental, and/or behavioral health issues. Dr. Timika helps kids and their families to be happy and successful in their day-to-day lives – all while helping them… Read more »

When Thomas met Tonya

By Heather Schmidt | April 17, 2020

Thomas has some pretty special superpowers. What are they? He adapts, he overcomes, and the moment you meet him, he will fill your heart with love. Thomas is three years old. He is full of life, ready to learn, and his love for Superman is unmatched.  Thomas’s life did not start off as you might… Read more »