In a culturally sensitive and linguistically competent setting, the Southside Center supports and strengthens immigrant families from throughout the region, while also addressing needs in the diverse Bevo neighborhood.
We provide children of Latino and Vietnamese immigrants a safe, structured, and nurturing place to learn and grow through after-school sessions and a summer day camp.
Trauma, depression, and anxiety haunt some people as they adjust to life in a new country. Spanish-speaking therapists help children, couples and families heal from these emotional wounds.
Overcoming poverty takes years of effort and, in most cases, the support and guidance of a mentor is essential. Our professional case managers help impoverished people set goals, find resources and take the steps needed to turn around their lives.
The Vietnamese Clinic at Southside Center provides preventive care, health-related case assistance, and education that enables patients to lead healthier lives.
This weekly group works to help Latina women, and by extension their families, improve their quality of life and overcome barriers to family stability.
The Vietnamese Elders Group meets regularly to socialize, discuss important topics, and learn how to live healthy lives.
St. Francis Community Services works with networks of community partners to advocate for issues that impact our clients. Our organization also provides frequent educational outreach to members of the public.
Parking is available on the church lot next to the Southside office and along the street. A Metro bus stop is within walking distance. Transportation is provided for some children, women and elders attending programs and meetings.
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 . . .Read More
With the stress of being homeless relieved, both parents found stable jobs with benefits. The “J” family moved into a new rental house within a month. Today they pay bills and save money. The children are thriving at school. Proud of their progress, Mrs. J says those dark times yielded lessons she shares with her children.