Deaconess is focused on increasing our community's capacity, civic infrastructure and power to advance child well-being through racial equity and public policy. We are deeply committed to resourcing citizens of the St. Louis region to improve their lives by changing local, state and federal policies. Our investments aim to shift the landscape so that youth and child advocates are better positioned to move systems.


in endeavors that improve the health & well-being of children


the St. Louis region to come together to make a difference


public policy that improves child well-being


for change in our community