Abriendo Puertas July Wish List

OPEN A DOOR FOR A NEW NEIGHBOR With your help, St. Francis Community Services will welcome 25+ families who recently arrived in St. Louis, assisting them with comprehensive support as they prepare for a new life. One way we support is through our Abriendo Puertas program which provides everyday...

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We’re Hiring: Case Manager

LOOKING FOR A REWARDING CAREER? St. Francis Community Services is seeking a Case Manager who will conduct comprehensive intakes and assessments of clients’ needs; work collaboratively with clients to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate individualized service plans; connect each client to the appropriate community support services while also using...

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Mother Wrongfully Evicted

Keisha is a 30-something mother of two who recently was wrongfully evicted from their home. She and her children stayed with a family member who took them in yet took advantage of Keisha’s situation and demanded most of her paycheck for “rent” leaving little to feed her and her...

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Time for Summer Camp!

When summer comes around, the Bilingual Youth Program’s regular after-school program ends, but the fun doesn’t: a six-week Summer Camp fills the middle of summer break, continuing to enrich kids’ summers with fun and adventure. Each day is filled with new games, lessons, and field trips for the 65...

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Time to Take Action

TIME TO TAKE ACTION DACA recipients face an uncertain future. The two-year lifecycle of DACA provides little hope for their future. With no real promise of permanent legal status, they fear making long-term life decisions – such as buying a home or starting a family. Many have anxiety about...

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Welcome Heather Kemper, Director of Development!

St. Francis Community Services, one of eight Catholic Charities of St. Louis agencies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Kemper to the role of Director of Development. Kemper oversees the development office and is responsible for expanding fundraising and community engagement efforts for the organization. “We are...

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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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