Why it matters
One in five children in the St. Louis region lives in poverty. This increases to two in five for Black or Brown children. Deaconess envisions a community that values the health and well-being of all children and gives priority attention to the most vulnerable. This community only thrives if the allocation of power and distribution of resources, benefits, opportunities and burdens are not predictable by, nor predicated on race.
- Deaconess Community, Last week during the Annual Joint Meeting of the Deaconess Foundation and Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being Boards I had the honor of sharing, virtually, with many of our neighbors, …Learn More
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