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The Emerson Charitable Trust Awards Grant to KITM

ST. LOUIS (July 7, 2022) –  Kids In The Middle (KITM) is proud to announce that the Agency has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the Emerson Charitable Trust. The funds will help provide children with the life-changing social and emotional skills to heal from the trauma of divorce and separation.

“Emerson’s support is pushing our organization in the right direction to help even more kids in the community,” says Katy Walter, CEO of KITM. “We can further provide these children with the resources to allow themselves to heal from the trauma that these difficult family transitions bring.”

Emerson Electric Manufacturing Co. was established in 1890 in St. Louis, Missouri, by Civil War Union veteran John Wesley Emerson. Emerson believes that access to a quality educational experience from early childhood through secondary schooling is a key component for building a more equitable future for the next generation.

KITM will not turn families away because of an inability to pay for counseling services. The Agency uses a sliding scale fee process, and families pay what they can afford. In 2021, KITM helped 2,079 children, parents, and families heal from the trauma of divorce and separation. This is made possible through the generosity of foundations such as the Emerson Charitable Trust, individual and corporate grants, the United Way of Greater St. Louis, and the Children’s Services Fund.

About Kids In The Middle

Kids In The Middle (KITM) helps children and families transition to a new way of life before, during, and after separation and divorce, for the sake of creating healthier futures for all involved. Founded in 1977, KITM is a nationally accredited non-profit agency that provides comprehensive and confidential counseling, education, and support services focused on the entire family.  KITM is a proud member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis and receives funds from the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund. KITM is located at 2650 S. Hanley Rd. in St. Louis, Mo. For more information, visit

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