SFCS and SLU Law Partner to Train a New Generation of Attorneys

When Lena Salameh thinks about individuals seeking asylum and relief from deportation, she says, “I often think of the poem by Warsan Shire, ‘Nobody leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.” She describes her own family’s journey of immigration – her dad immigrated when he was...

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Veterans Advocacy Project: Removing Barriers to a Better Future

(Image above: St. Francis Community Services marching in the Stand Up for Women Veterans parade in November, 2018) Veterans Advocacy Project attorney Stephanie Lummus often spends her Thursdays away from the St. Francis Community Services Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry office. Preparing for City Diversion Court, she assesses the courtroom...

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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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Restoring Hope

“Anna” was widowed at the age of 30 with two small children. Already on the brink of poverty and emotional collapse, her small house was extensively damaged later that same year during the severe flooding of December 2015. Anna was completely overwhelmed, and could not afford to pay for the repairs....

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