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Case management is an important tool in empowering our community members. SFCS case managers...
Serving the St. Louis area for over thirty years, our legal aid office ensures...
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Many families and children who migrate to St. Louis have suffered trauma that impedes...
Working Towards Change
Through Pathways to Progress, Tyra was able to apply for and receive disability benefits, and through connections with her Member Advisor was able to find part-time work which meets her needs and allows her to gain modest supplementary income. She worked hard to combine her skills in ways that would both promote her economic stability. She attended Member workshops, learning about budgeting. She saved through the “Savings Jar Challenge,” which provides matching funds up to $100 for Members in the program. Her benefits, new job, matched funds, and newly structured budget, with support from her Member Advisor, allowed her to save enough to purchase a car through a connecting agency. This has significantly increased her quality of life. When asked about her experience in the Pathways to Progress, she talks about her work on her budget and the many new life skills that she is able to use every day. She says, “The program has helped me become accountable to myself. I have accomplished the goals I set out to do, and it feels amazing!” Tyra will be one of the first program participants to graduate from Pathways to Progress this fall.
Marcela recently began therapy because chronic anxiety was making it a struggle to complete everyday tasks. As she began to work on reducing her anxiety, the pandemic upended “life as normal” in St. Louis, causing her anxiety to skyrocket. Continuing therapy via telehealth, Marcela shared that her anxiety over contracting […]Continue Reading
St. Louis, Mo. — In a letter to St. Louis City Mayor Lyda Krewson, ArchCity Defenders (ACD), the Saint Louis University School of Law Litigation Clinic (SLU), and St. Francis Community Services’ Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry (SFCS-CLAM) express concern about the displacement of local unhoused community members by the St. […]Continue Reading
Pathways to Progress is building for a brighter future by promising to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth over time.Continue Reading