We are called to protect and advocate for the most vulnerable population among us, and the urgency of that call is particularly felt in these challenging times.

Deaconess is supporting a movement for children and youth with partners, like you.

To make child well-being a civic priority in the St. Louis region, we need our partner organizations, the faith community, servant leaders, nursing scholars, child advocates, community organizers and volunteers speaking up, together.
Deaconess invests, engages and advocates with grant partners, volunteer leaders, young adult servant leaders, a cadre of nursing scholars, 220 churches and countless child advocates and community organizers throughout an eight-county region in St. Louis and Southern Illinois to advance our child well-being policy agenda.
Join the Movement
Deaconess-Sponsored Policy Reports
Launching Lifelong Success
Clark-Fox Policy Institute, 2020

Missouri Children’s Budget
Deaconess Foundation, 2019

Follow the Leader
Deaconess Foundation, 2018


Changing States:
Missouri Power Audit

USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, 2018

Make Work Work
Clark-Fox Policy Institute, 2018

Forward Through Ferguson
State of Missouri, 2015