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Free Eye Exams at Deaconess Center

On Wednesday, July 21st our partners at Eye Thrive will join us at Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being (1000 N. Vandeventer, Ave., St. Louis, MO 63113) to provide free eye exams and eyeglasses for children and youth ages 4 years through 18 years. All services are free of charge, and most eyeglasses will be made and dispensed onsite following the eye exam. Exams begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m. Exam appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis until all exam appointments are filled. Appointments must be made in-person onsite on Wednesday, July 21st. Onsite registration for appointments begins at 8:30 a.m. 

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Free Summer Meal Program at Deaconess Center

This summer, Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being is serving free summer meals to children and youth through Operation Food Search’s sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. The Summer Meals Program helps to ensure children and youth continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer months when school is not in session. Food insecurity has risen exponentially during the COVID-19 pandemic and dramatically increased the need.

Centering Children in Politics

Please join us for Centering Children in Politics: A Symposium for Investing in Black Futures on Saturday, February 22. This day-long event, jointly hosted and developed by Faith for Justice and Deaconess Foundation

Just For Kids (J4K) Community Conversation 2019

Just for Kids (J4K) Community Conversations are forums designed to introduce our community action tank, Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being, to the St. Louis region and amplify Deaconess Foundation’s commitment to Building A Community Just for Kids, advancing the work of child advocates through public policy and racial equity. 

Equitable Development Series At Deaconess Center

To highlight the contributions of the comprehensive North Central Plan developed by our neighbors in 2000 and the call for a renewal of localized community planning, Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being is hosting Equitably Redeveloping Your Community. This six-part workshop series offers residents an opportunity to learn the process of community-led development.

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Just For Kids (J4K) Community Conversation: How Change Happens

On October 23, join regional movement builders and business leaders across sectors to examine social and environmental movements that have both succeeded and failed, led by Leslie Crutchfield of Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. This event represents the last of five J4K Community Conversations which bring and have brought national leaders to St. Louis to hold forums designed to activate change …

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Dr. Bell of Casey Family Programs Shares Plan to Reduce National Need for Foster Care Part of the Just for Kids (J4K) Conversations Series

On Tuesday, August 21, Dr. William C. Bell, a national philanthropic leader joined us in St. Louis to share solutions to improve outcomes for children. Dr. William C. Bell, President and CEO of Casey Family Programs, presented a public forum on Faith Communities and Child Welfare. The forum is a part of a series of forums hosted by Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being called the Just for Kids (J4K) Community Conversations.