St. Louis Children
face many challenges...

While St. Louis is often known as a great place to raise a family,
that perception is hardly a reality for families living in poverty.


Located North of Delmar at the edge of the Grand Center Arts District, the Center will provide convening and office space for child advocates, civic leaders and community organizers to promote policy to enhance the well-being of children.  The 21,000 square foot facility will include meeting rooms, classrooms, and community spaces for up to 125 people and the administrative offices for Deaconess Foundation, Vision for Children at Risk, and Neighborhood Houses.  The center will open in the winter of 2017.

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Building a Community Just for Kids: Deaconess' Commitment to Racial Equity

By Rev. Starsky D. Wilson

In April of 2014, more than 120 advocates, practitioners and academics gathered in St. Louis’ Grand Center District to discuss research and their experiences helping children. They quickly realized there wasn’t a

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