Restoring Hope

“Anna” was widowed at the age of 30 with two small children. Already on the brink of poverty and emotional collapse, her small house was extensively damaged later that same year during the severe flooding of December 2015. Anna was completely overwhelmed, and could not afford to pay for the repairs....

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Christmas Adopt-a-Family 2017

The Southside location of St. Francis Community Services is holding its annual Christmas Adopt-a-Family program. Every year during the holiday season, individuals, schools, churches, and businesses “adopt” the families we serve to help make their Christmases brighter, providing gifts and household essentials. This year we have more than 170...

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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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