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North Central Plan

Since August, the North Central Plan Steering Committee, with support from the Deaconess Foundation and the United Church of Christ Church Building and Loan Fund, have been in engaged in a community-led visioning and strategic planning process to form the North Central Plan.

COVID-19 Update: Convenings at Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being

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.

Covid-19 Equitable Relief & Recovery Fund Grant

Deaconess Foundation seeks to partner with local Black-led social service and social change organizations by investing a total of $2.2 million in support of COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts in the St. Louis region. The funding will support sustaining Black-led organization’s capacity to respond to community needs during the pandemic. The Equitable Relief and Recovery Fund aims to strengthen existing regional infrastructure …

Virtual Convening Request

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.

CoVid-19 Update: Deaconess Adjustments & Action

Deaconess Community, On March 2nd, I shared a message, entitled Coronavirus: Precautions for the Deaconess Community, informing you of the steps we’ve taken to keep our community healthy to be sure that our children are well. It focused primarily on the operations of Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being. The pandemic and public health responses have progressed in ways which impact …

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