Bilingual Youth Program Visits Cardinal Ritter Senior Services

This 2018 Christmas season, St. Francis Community Services’ Bilingual Youth Program is sharing their musical talents through a holiday concert at Cardinal Ritter Senior Services. As a special treat, children got a visit from Santa at SFCS’ Southside location before the concert, receiving candy canes and sharing what they...

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Christmas Adopt-a-Family 2018

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

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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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