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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Keeping Immigrant Tenants Housed

As a result of the pandemic, tenants and landlords alike are struggling to pay their rent, leading to evictions that create long-term barriers to safe housing. St. Francis’ Immigrant Housing Justice Project works to resolve landlord-tenant issues, locates financial resources to assist families with rent and utility assistance, and...

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Adopt a Family for Christmas 2020

Thank you for joining with immigrant families to make this a happier Christmas season!  Every day, our immigrant neighbors are forced to overcome adversity large and small. Many of the families we serve continue to face the daily struggle of income disruption due to the pandemic, and they find...

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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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