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Civic Engagement is Making Change for Children | July 2020 Newsletter

Deaconess Community, We pray and hope that you are well. Although the first six months of 2020 have been challenging, the last six months are filled with opportunity. A glimpse of the potential for the rest of this year was fulfilled on July 17th when a two and a half year campaign to close the city...
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Action Alert: Child Advocacy and Police Violence

Join Us! Children’s Defense Fund Child Advocacy Institute Deaconess Community, Twenty-six years ago, Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president emerita of the Children’s Defense Fund, envisioned the Proctor Institute for Child Advocacy Ministry at Alex Haley Farm as a space for community providing spiritual sustenance to endure the journey of creating the just world our...
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Black Lives Matter: An Institutional Commitment

Deaconess Foundation 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. This vision and recent events have called us...
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Collaborative Launches $2 Million Regional Racial Healing Fund

Funding Will Support Racial Justice Movement in St. Louis June 11, 2020 Deaconess Foundation, Forward Through Ferguson, and Missouri Foundation for Health have collaborated to establish the St. Louis Regional Racial Healing Fund to invest in healing community trauma and changing the conditions that reinforce systemic racism. With a matching grant from Robert Wood Johnson...
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