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Practicing the teachings, compassion and love of Jesus Christ, St. Francis Community Services serves individuals and families in need through community-based, culturally sensitive programs, helping people to recognize their strengths, overcome obstacles and achieve a better tomorrow.

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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.

Christmas Adopt-a-Family 2016

The Southside location of St. Francis Community Services has finally moved in to its new, permanent home on the campus of St. John the Baptist Parish! This new space allows us to serve more clients than we have ever have before. This year we have more than 150 families to adopt for […]

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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 years […]

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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 attorney […]

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