The Children’s Trust Fund board of directors has approved and awarded a grant in the amount of $35,000 for the prevention of child abuse and neglect to Chillicothe’s PATCH (Parents and Their Children) prograThe Missouri Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) provides funding to help strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. This funding along with contributions from individuals, churches, church organizations and local foundations helps PATCH provide services to children of incarcerated mothers at Chillicothe Correctional Center who live in communities across Missouri. PATCH provides parent education, enhanced visitation, transportation, and caregiver support services.

CTF, Missouri’s non-profit foundation for child abuse and neglect prevention, strengthens families and prevents child abuse through grant distribution, education, awareness and partnerships.  In Fiscal Year 2016, CTF awarded over $1.8 million to support over 100 child-serving organizations throughout Missouri with their prevention efforts and to support CTF’s public awareness and parent education campaigns.

CTF receives funding through dedicated fees on marriage licenses and vital records, voluntary contributions designated on the Missouri State Income Tax Return, sales of the specialty CTF prevent child abuse license plate, general donations, Interest income for the Fund and a federal grant administered through the Administration of Children and Families. For additional information, visit