License Plate Program
St. Louis Children’s Hospital has been a partner in the Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) License Plate program since 2006. One hundred percent of each $25 CTF License Plate fee goes exclusively toward preventing child abuse and neglect, including medical neglect; there are no administrative costs.
How CTF License Plate funds benefit kids through St. Louis Children’s Hospital:
- Through our Family Resource Center (FRC), parents of hospitalized children receive information and hands-on training on how to care for children with challenging medical conditions. Studies show that these children are at the highest risk of abuse and neglect.
- We also provide instruction to parents of newborns, so that they understand how to keep their babies safe and content. Parents who understand what to expect are less likely to become overwhelmed or frustrated, which can lead to child abuse and neglect.
- We operate a lending library with books, DVDs and audiotapes on child health and safety, and we mail or e-mail thousands of information and resource packets each year, free of charge, to anyone who requests information about their child’s health condition or developmental delay. This information is compiled by a medical librarian and is carefully vetted to contain the most current information available. Topics include autism, asthma, diabetes, cerebral palsy, ADD and ADHD, mental health, addictions, parenting, sleep disorders, rare diseases, safe sleep, SIDS, cancer, heart disease, musculoskeletal diseases and more. All information is provided free of charge.
How to obtain a Children’s Trust Fund License Plate:
- Please visit Children's Trust Fund of Missouri and select "St. Louis City: St. Louis Children's Hospital (JC36)" at checkout.
- Call or e-mail Katie Nelson at 314.273.3460 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a brochure and application.
- Download a PDF of the application.
The Children’s Trust Fund of Missouri (CTF) was created in 1983 by the Missouri legislature. CTF serves as Missouri’s foundation for child abuse prevention; it promotes public awareness about the importance and economic impact of preventing child abuse and neglect, distributes grants to local community-based programs, and provides information and data to impact state policy regarding child abuse, neglect and family support issues.