Spring Renewal

Spring is a time of renewal, looking forward to new opportunities, and growth. We felt the spring spirit at St. Francis Community Services last weekend as we celebrated Día del Niño with our neighbors. Día del Niño is an annual celebration held on April 30th throughout Mexico, and in...

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Honoring Our Past and Supporting Our Future

February is the birth month of two brave people who chose to make a stand for equality:  U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (born February 12), who issued the Emancipation Proclamation, and African American abolitionist Frederick Douglass (born February 14). The founder of Black History Month, Carter G. Woodson, wanted to...

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Welcome Liz Hare, Executive Director

Welcome Liz Hare, the new executive director of St. Francis Community Services! Liz has spent years advancing food security in emerging global markets. She has a passion for justice and a devotion to walking humbly with vulnerable neighbors. Please join us in celebrating Liz as our new leader!

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May is for Mental Health: An Interview with Evelyn Hernandez, Bilingual Therapist

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and so we spoke with Evelyn Hernandez, one of our great Bilingual Therapists, to see the importance of the department, how she became interested in mental health for immigrant Spanish-speakers, and the particular challenges faced by our clients in accessing services.  How did...

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SF60: St. Francis Running Our Assisis Off

Six amazing St. Francis Community Services staff members who work across several sites and programs came together to form the St. Francis Running Our Assisis Off team to train to run the GO! St. Louis’s KT82 relay race…which was tragically canceled (thanks for nothing, COVID!). But we’re not letting...

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Creating A Path Toward Racial Equity

As our country continues to be enveloped in the strongest calls for racial justice we have seen in years, the path forward is clear: in order to fully live out the mission of St. Francis Community Services, we must commit to creating an agency that promotes racial equity in...

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