Deaconess Foundation envisions a community that values the health and well-being of all children and gives priority attention to the most vulnerable. We work to advance child well-being through public policy and racial equity.
We recognize, though, that the best policies are lost without the power to make change. This is why there is nothing that excites us more than the powerful work our partners are doing across the region to improve the lives and life expectancy of children and their families.
Recently, local papers have caught our Partners in action. From ArchCity Defenders’ work to #EndCashBailSTL to HomeGrownSTL’s research and organizing for the social mobility of Black boys and young men to Legal Services of Eastern Missouri’s response to 50,000 children being dropped from Missouri’s Medicaid rolls.
Check out the articles below & support these powerful organizations making St. Louis a better place for kids!
Paying Bail in St. Louis? Better have $45,000 in Cash — The Riverfront Times (2/7/19)
St. Louis Must Invest in Young, Black Males to Grow — The St. Louis American (2/14/19)
Missouri’s Shrinking Medicaid Rolls Raise Red Flags on Vetting Process — St. Louis Post-Dispatch (2/11/19)