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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Marcela’s Small Steps

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...

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