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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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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