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 Foundation invested more than $2.2 million to support emergency response and recovery efforts in the St. Louis region from March through August. Since the launch of its COVID-19 Equitable …Learn More
- With overwhelming gratitude, Deaconess Foundation’s Board of Trustees and Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being’s Board of Directors honor the Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson’s nine years of service to the children …Learn More
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