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Free Summer Meals Program for Summer 2021 Announced

Deaconess Foundation, in partnership with Vision for Children at Risk and Unleashing Potential, is pleased to announce the Free Summer Meals Program for Summer 2021. Grab-and-go meals will be available for all children 18 years and younger. The meals will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 7:30 – 9:30 AM, from June 7...
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May Newsletter | Mothers: Saving Ourselves, Defending Our Children

Deaconess Community, When my son went away to college in 2016, I “penned” a poem titled “No #Hashtag For My Son”. While proximity to a parent or loved one cannot guarantee any child’s safety, something about him living away pushed me into more worry, more introspection, more helplessness, so I tried to write through it...
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Deaconess Foundation’s Statement Regarding Mayor Jones’ Decisive Budgetary Action Relating to the Medium Security Institution, also known as the Workhouse

Deaconess Foundation is a grant making organization building power for child well-being through philanthropy, advocacy and organizing for racial equity and public policy change. A ministry of the United Church of Christ, Deaconess has invested more than $85 million to improve the health of the St. Louis community since 1998. The Foundation’s advocacy and grantmaking...
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April Newsletter | The Priority: Centering Children, Youth and Families

Deaconess Community, Two weeks ago, we collectively witnessed the outcome of years of work to build a more inclusive democracy through approval voting, a measure supported by a broad network of our partners. In an historic victory, Mayor Tishaura O. Jones is the first Black woman to serve the residents of the City of St....
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