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Case management is an important tool in empowering our community members. SFCS case managers...
Attorneys at SFCS-CLAM work in courtrooms in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis...
Bilingual Mental Health Counseling
Many families and children who migrate to St. Louis have suffered trauma that impedes...
A Healing Family
After hearing the evidence and receiving the recommendation from the guardian ad litem (who waved his fee), the court awarded our client, Kathy, custody of her four young grandchildren. Kathy left the courthouse with certified copies giving her full legal and physical custody of the kids. She was very emotional and grateful to our lawyer, indicating how important it was for the children to know during this difficult time they will always be safe and taken care of.
Creating a Home in St. Louis When individuals are able to purchase homes within their means, it’s a win for both themselves and the surrounding community. Purchasing a home often provides a foundation for long-term wealth and a stronger stake in the neighborhood. In order to ensure that housing is […]Continue Reading
When Lena Salameh thinks about individuals seeking asylum and relief from deportation, she says, “I often think of the poem by Warsan Shire, ‘Nobody leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.” She describes her own family’s journey of immigration – her dad immigrated when he was 23 […]Continue Reading
(Image above: St. Francis Community Services marching in the Stand Up for Women Veterans parade in November, 2018) Veterans Advocacy Project attorney Stephanie Lummus often spends her Thursdays away from the St. Francis Community Services Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry office. Preparing for City Diversion Court, she assesses the courtroom and […]Continue Reading