Seeds of Hope 2017: Photos

On June 17th, more than 400 guests gathered for a fun and meaningful evening at the Ballpark Hilton St. Louis for our 2nd annual summertime gala, Seeds of Hope.  Thanks to the generosity of many supporters, we were able to raise funds to help continue our important work with vulnerable youth,...

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One Family, Many Needs

Southside Center has been working with Olivia and her family for over two years on a wide range of issues that have come up. Initially, Olivia reached out to the bilingual mental health department after a Spanish-speaking nun at her church referred her to our program. Her daughter, Jasmin, was suffering...

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Army Veteran Regains Suspended License

“Marty,” an Army Veteran, single mother, and hard worker at a minimum wage job, came to Catholic Legal Assistance Ministries (CLAM) because she was unable to resolve several old traffic tickets due to lack of funds. These had caused her license to be suspended for over ten years, creating great hardship for her...

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Care & Trust

A story from Southside Center teacher, Liliana de la Garza, as featured in the St. Francis Community Services 2016 Annual Report As the teacher of the youth program no other change has compared to that of Jorge, a student in our 3rd-5th grade program. This young man is ten...

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Hannah Sullivan – 2016 Spirit of Justice Award

On Friday, October 14th, 2016, Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry (CLAM) staff attorney, Hannah Sullivan, was presented with a prestigious Spirit of Justice Award from the Saint Louis Bar Foundation. Hannah has been an unsung hero in the St. Louis legal community for the past decade. She has served as an immigration...

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A New Headquarters for St. Francis

Have you heard the good news? St. Francis Community Services’ administrative staff has a new home! On August 1st, 2016 our organization’s headquarters moved with Catholic Charities of St. Louis (CCSTL) to the famous “roundhouse building” at 4445 Lindell. It is an exciting time, as the building provides us...

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