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What We Do

What We Do: Area Resources for Community and Human Services (ARCHS) is a not-for-profit organization that funds and enhances education and social service programs provided at more than 350 locations that annually improve the lives of more than 100,000 of the St. Louis region’s most vulnerable children and their family members.

ARCHS annually provides thousands of hours of professional development trainings and other strategic technical assistance expertise to more than 200 area education and social service programs with a focus on improving services and the sharing of "promising" practices.

ARCHS' Programs: ARCHS works with a network of governmental, business, community, civic, and faith-based program partners to deliver comprehensive cradle to career activities. Learn how to become a program partner.

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ARCHS' Funders: ARCHS is funded by a portfolio of federal/state/local governmental agencies, and corporate and private foundations. ARCHS meets and exceeds its funders' expectations by assuring them that their desired program results and outcomes are achieved. ARCHS provides added services and expertise that funders cannot get from a standalone program provider. Many of ARCHS' funders have turned to ARCHS to execute national demonstration projects that have yielded important educational and social research outcomes. Learn more about ARCHS' funders.