Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being

A place for the region to engage, collaborate and advocate to advance equity for children

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 20,000 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 fall 2017.


•  Proximity to missional and philanthropic partners

•  Building to reflect Deaconess’  faith heritage

•  Alignment with North Central Plan and St. Louis Social Innovation District strategies

•  35% Minority Business Enterprise participation; 15% Women Business Enterprise participation

•  Space will be available at no charge to endeavors focused on improving public policy for children

•  Co-location with a UCC-related youth service provider and a long-term child advocacy intermediary

•  Land purchased from respected  child advocacy organization  (Voices for Children)