Christmas Adopt-a-Family 2019

St. Francis Community Services is looking forward to our annual Christmas Adopt-a-Family! Each year individuals, schools, churches, and businesses “adopt” immigrant families we serve to help make their holiday season brighter, providing gifts and household essentials.  If you’d like to adopt a family with St. Francis this season, please...

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Pathways to Progress Graduation

On September 17th, Pathways to Progress celebrated its first graduation, celebrating the success and hard work of the Members throughout the program. The Meaning of Graduation The nine graduating Members, their friends and family, Pathways to Progress staff and supporters celebrated together at the Savoy Banquet Center in Florissant,...

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Pro-Se Asylum Clinic

In August, St. Francis Community Services, along with the Migrant and Immigrant Community Action (MICA) Project, the St. Louis Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America (IFCLA), and the Center for Growing Justice hosted our first Pro-Se Asylum Clinic. “Pro-se” refers to “in one’s own behalf,” describing that the person will...

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Understanding Asylum Outside the Law Classroom

Teresa Flores is a third-year law student at the Saint Louis University School of Law, and is the upcoming Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for the Student Bar Association. She was a part of the class, Removal Defense Project: Sheltering Vulnerable Immigrant Children and Families, taught by St....

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