In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being closed its physical space to Co-Locators and Community Partners. Since the closure in March, Deaconess Center has designed guidelines for a safe re-entry for our community. The re-entry guidelines are focused on providing community health best practices and meeting the demand of advancing child well-being.
Deaconess Center’s mission is to build power to advance child well-being in the St. Louis region by strengthening alliances for child-friendly public policy, increasing citizen contact with policy makers, positioning youth and organizers to move systems, and engaging faith communities in child advocacy.
Currently, the physical building of Deaconess Center is closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
In December 2017, the Deaconess Foundation opened its new $8.8 million Center for Child Well-Being. But the roots of the 21,000-square-foot space go back to November 2013, when the foundation’s board approved a strategic plan to begin to develop a mission-appropriate facility.