No matter how chilly the weather, trading a one-of-a-kind newspaper a week before Thanksgiving for a donation to Old Newsboys is warmly anticipated. Thousands of volunteers wearing bright green aprons do it every year to benefit more than 200 charities serving children in need. In 2018, the …
It was a family experience for the Sansones. “Going back years and years ago, my mother and father supported a nun who worked out of St. Pius X Catholic Church on Grand Avenue. This modern-day Mother Teresa had absolutely no funding to help the people who were coming to our country legally t…
Care to Learn, a nonprofit organization established by Doug Pitt, assists students with health, hunger and hygiene needs. Pitt heard some sad facts about poverty in Springfield, Mo., and wanted to make a change.
After six Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet arrived 183 years ago in America to teach language to children in a log cabin along the banks of the Mississippi, trained professionals have kept their values alive and committed to educating children who are deaf. St. Joseph Institute for the De…
Founded in the early 1970s, University City Children's Center (UCCC) combined nine churches and synagogues to create a goal of helping change children’s perspective on society.
The term “healing” is defined as the process of causing a wound, injury or person to return to physical health. For the Friends of Kids with Cancer, healing is a multi-faceted affair that delves much deeper than just physical trauma.
A little girl, about 8 or 9 years old, in line with a social worker, thought she was a "nobody."
We’ve all been there: the feeling of being lost, a little mistreated, maybe not knowing what the best decision may be ahead of us.
Caritas Family Solutions, a nonprofit child welfare and family services agency, specializes in foster care, adoption, counseling, residential therapy, senior assistant living, pregnancy care and living arrangements.
The building at 705 Summit Ave. in East Saint Louis is a sturdy, red-brick, two-story – the kind where a person sees character just by looking at it. Previously a rectory belonging to St. Adalbert’s Parish, this building has lived multiple lives.
There are times when families have to deal with the sudden, unexpected loss of an infant. An organization in St. Louis offers resources to those families as they cope with the traumatic experience.
Angels’ Arms is dedicated to providing homes for foster children and making sure that they are loved and cared for. Founded in 2000, Angels’ Arms has provided more than 500 children, including over 120 sibling groups, with homes and other resources.
The pain of burns parches the surface and punctures the wound below the injury both physically and emotionally. Burns Recovered was established in 1983 by a group of burn survivors with assistance from the burn care team at Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis. They came together because of the…
In the St. Louis area, Assistance League’s nine programs respond to a range of needs. It helps students without books, shoes or new school uniforms, as well as provides personal care products and clothing to crisis shelter clients.
When you walk into the Magnificent Creations t-shirt workshop in the basement of the Gamble Community Center, you notice the smiling faces and infectious energy of high school students working to print shirts for local businesses.
Socks. Underwear. Some things so common and small may seem trivial to some, but they mean the world to others.
The list of concerns for a mother – particularly a young, first-time mother –begins the moment she discovers she is pregnant. This was a situation in which Eva Trubacikova found herself.
Arriving early before school, students of Bermuda School in the Ferguson-Florissant School District began their learning of the classical guitar. This elementary school is one of 24 local schools in the St. Louis area which the St. Louis Classical Guitar organization supports.
Webster Child Care Center (WCCC) has provided child care and preschool education to the St. Louis community for nearly a half century. Lisa Jones, executive director, leads the way, working to create a place for children to grow in a nurturing environment by preparing them for kindergarten a…
Hidden in plain sight.
Acceptance and hope.
At the recent groundbreaking in Ferguson for a new Teen Center of Excellence for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis, Dr. Flint Fowler, president of the organization, said, “Adding a successful youth-focused organization into Ferguson like Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Lo…
At the beginning of the 20th century, when the poor, many of them immigrants without means or jobs, filled the streets of St. Louis, an executive in the busy shoe district followed the national direction by founding a settlement house to help them. Located on the near south side of St. Louis…
The services of Youth in Need were spurred by treatment of a runaway teen, on the street after a beating at home, who was taken to a jail with adult criminals. Establishment of an emergency shelter was the response. Since 1974, Youth in Need has dedicated itself to building positive futures …
To Katy Keller, development director at St. Martha’s Hall, the most important element is helping keep women and children safe from violent partners. The mission of the emergency shelter, opened in 1983, is to help them break the cycle of violence in their lives.
In a merger of two longstanding organizations which have helped children and families for a combined 170 years, Children’s Home Society of Missouri and Family Resource Center united as FamilyForward in 2017 to better serve the community.
Elise Tierney, founder and executive director of the Ready To Learn charity, is not the type to take her education for granted, especially when it comes to reading.
The Soulard School has spent the last 15 years providing a committed educational program to a socioeconomically diverse community.
Walking into a kindergarten classroom sometimes makes ears ring and head ache. Most kids jabber about their favorite TV show or cartoon. They collect all their toys and reenact shows with cars and dolls.
Realizing a need for senior citizen care and guidance, Cardinal Ritter Senior Services (CRSS) has provided help for the elderly in need of affordable housing, dementia care, independent living, assisted living and volunteer opportunities for almost 60 years.
The not-for-profit school started in 1970 to help four students get a GED. Logos, meaning “word, speech or understanding” in Greek, realized a more in-depth education would lead to a high school diploma.
Twenty years ago, 107 acres of beautiful, rural land was donated with the purpose of becoming a Christian camp. Since developed, Strong Tower Ranch has grown to serve thousands of kids with its day camp and horse programs.
Education, prevention, intervention, community outreach: These are some of the many things One Hope United (OHU) does to serve many communities across the nation as a family and child outreach and education organization.
Affordable childcare is not easy to come by for many parents and families. Cornerstone Center for Early Learning breaks the barrier between affordable childcare and quality education for young children.