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.

Child Well-Being Symposium

Deaconess Foundation collaborated with the Brown School at Washington University Policy Forum to convene key leaders and policymakers at a symposium to affirm a common theory and definition of child well-being.

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A Call to Service

“Our children must be able to walk to school and play in the park in safety.”

 -- Governor Jay Nixon, October 21, 2014

Earlier this week, I was commissioned along with fifteen other individuals to serve as

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