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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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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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Yesterday, @saintlouismayor released a statement on the proposed FY22 budget which zeroes out funding for the MSI also known as the Workhouse, and reallocates the $7.8M in yearly funding for reentry supports such as child care, mental health services and wraparound services.

Image for the Tweet beginning: Yesterday, @saintlouismayor released a statement

Yesterday, @saintlouismayor released a statement on the proposed FY22 budget which zeroes out funding for the MSI also known as the Workhouse, and reallocates the $7.8M in yearly funding for reentry supports such as child care, mental health services and wraparound services.

Image for the Tweet beginning: Yesterday, @saintlouismayor released a statement

Our April newsletter is here! Inside:

🔷Join us in prayer and in prioritizing children for @saintlouismayor
🔶Partner Spotlight on @goodjourneyinc
🔷Call to Action: Join @STLRHC in demanding Medicaid is funded
🔶Convening updates from DCCW

Read more: https://conta.cc/3gpajwi

Image for the Tweet beginning: Our April newsletter is here!
Image for the Tweet beginning: Our April newsletter is here!
Image for the Tweet beginning: Our April newsletter is here!
Image for the Tweet beginning: Our April newsletter is here!

Yesterday, @saintlouismayor released a statement on the proposed FY22 budget which zeroes out funding for the MSI also known as the Workhouse, and reallocates the $7.8M in yearly funding for reentry supports such as child care, mental health services and wraparound services.

Image for the Tweet beginning: Yesterday, @saintlouismayor released a statement

Our April newsletter is here! Inside:

🔷Join us in prayer and in prioritizing children for @saintlouismayor
🔶Partner Spotlight on @goodjourneyinc
🔷Call to Action: Join @STLRHC in demanding Medicaid is funded
🔶Convening updates from DCCW

Read more: https://conta.cc/3gpajwi

Image for the Tweet beginning: Our April newsletter is here!
Image for the Tweet beginning: Our April newsletter is here!
Image for the Tweet beginning: Our April newsletter is here!
Image for the Tweet beginning: Our April newsletter is here!

Tomorrow from 6 - 7:30: Join our partners @MCUStLouis for their Break the Pipeline Mass Meeting. Discuss ending the criminalization of Black youth by introducing school, police and juvenile court reforms.

Register: https://secure.everyaction.com/995r2bUYDE6V-sk2dw8gmQ2

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