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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.

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OUR PARTNERS

We support and learn from our region’s
leading community organizations.

  • Action St. Louis logo
  • American Friends Service Committee
  • Better Family Life logo
  • Black Leaders Advancing Community Change
  • Coalition Against Police Crimes and Repression
  • Dutchtown South Community Corporation
  • Forward Through Ferguson
  • Kids Win Missouri
  • Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project
  • Missouri Jobs with Justice
  • New Economy Coalition
  • The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis
  • St. Francis Community Services
  • St. Louis University
  • Unleashing Potential
  • Young Voices with Action
  • Almost Home
  • Annie Malone logo
  • Beyond Housing logo
  • Boys and Girls Club logo
  • Community Organizing and Family Issues logo
  • Epworth Children & Family Services Inc logo
  • Generate Health STL logo
  • Metropolitan Congregations United logo
  • Missouri Budget Project logo
  • Missouri Organizing and Voter Engagement Collaborative logo
  • Organization for Black Struggle logo
  • Solidarity Economy St. Louis logo
  • St. Louis Graduates logo
  • United Congregations of Metro East logo
  • Vision for Children at Risk logo
  • American
  • ArchCity
  • Big
  • Campaign
  • Children's
  • Creative
  • Fathers
  • Greenhouse
  • Metropolitan
  • Missouri
  • Mount
  • Parents
  • Southside
  • St.
  • University
  • WEPOWER
  • Youth
 

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There is still time to take the People's Plan Survey administered by our partners @ActionSTL and other community organizations. The survey closes on December 8th, don't delay: http://bit.ly/33hyntA

There is still time to take the People's Plan Survey administered by our partners @ActionSTL and other community organizations. The survey closes on December 8th, don't delay: http://bit.ly/33hyntA

Affordable Care Act enrollment is open through December 15th. If you need coverage, visit http://healthcare.gov to create an account and apply.

There is still time to take the People's Plan Survey administered by our partners @ActionSTL and other community organizations. The survey closes on December 8th, don't delay: http://bit.ly/33hyntA

Affordable Care Act enrollment is open through December 15th. If you need coverage, visit http://healthcare.gov to create an account and apply.

RT @deaconessfound: STL: Have you taken the People's Plan Survey? Administered by our partners @ActionSTL & other community orgs, the People's Plan Survey aims to gather and analyze community policy and budget priorities. http://bit.ly/33hyntA