To reach new clients with enhanced early detection and support by recruiting new churches and strengthening training and support for existing churches who help identify people with dementia or Alzheimer's, provide education for parishioners, and connect them to the agency's services.
To support the social, emotional, spiritual and academic development of East St. Louis youth by strengthening the organization's volunteer management practices.
To improve the organization's volunteer recruitment, training, and management practices in order to better engage the faith community and support the organization's work on behalf of children and families in need.
To expand the recruitment and managment of 350+ volunteers through the hiring of a new Volunteer Coordinator.
To strengthen and expand the organization's ministry to international students by employing a Volunteer Coordinator to recruit, train, and supervise volunteers, which will increase the organization's capacity to raise additional funds.
To positively impact the lives of hurting people by encouraging and supporting Christian volunteerism and social service outreach in congregations and the community.
To increase the financial self-sufficiency of 25 low-income households by providing one-on-one financial coaching.
To improve community health through expansion of an affordable, organically-based food co-op.
To expand Sidewalk Sunday School to the 100+ children who live near the Lutheran Hope Center in Ferguson.
To continue expanding the congregation's ministry to families with special needs by reaching out to and ensuring the inclusion of these vulnerable families in the life of the congregation.
To fund improvements to the church building for a new Mother's Day Out Program.
To increase support to 45 family caregivers of individuals with serious mental illness by providing low-cost, Christian counseling and faith-based support groups.
To provide tutoring and parent education to 28+ third to fifth grade students and their families through the Family First Program.
To build a sense of community within the surrounding neighborhood and to improve the self-expression of participants by engaging Eagle Prep -Gravois Park school children and Gravois Park community members in creative arts classes and exhibitions.
To strengthen the social and community connections and self-sufficiency of older Chinese immigrants by expanding the hours of the Center Director for the Light of Christ-St. Louis Christian Community Center.
In partnership with Unity Lutheran Church to revitalize an East St. Louis neighborhood by repairing homes, beautifying the community, and providing financial education classes.
To create an uplifting and dignified environment for clients of Thrive through remodeling part of the agency's facility, which builds on the congregation's existing relationship with the organization.
To provide support for 5 congregrations to attend the Black Ministry Conference in New Orleans.
To offer two musical events with the Adrianna String Quartet benefitting 280 community members and students with a Good Friday message and Christan witness.
To enable 30 students to identify their God-given gifts and enjoy creative opportunities to develop those gifts through music lessons, arts enrichment, discipleship, mentoring and academic counseling.
To prepare 18 low-income youth for economic independence through Christ-centered vocational training, mentoring, volunteer service, leadership development, and discipleship.
To improve the lives of 30 community members seeking assistance from St. John who can be supported by Christ in Action team members and a part-time Social Worker.
To continue to expand the Care Connections ministry by assessing community needs, developing collaborative partnerships, and creating opportunities to invite congregational volunteers into the lives of those being served.
To reduce isolation in older adults and hunger in community residents through a weekly senior center program and weekly meal.
To provide transportation assistance to community youth to attend an afterschool program and for older adult outreach ministry through the purchase of a van.
To offer testing supplies and workshops in its diabetes prevention and management education program to church and community members.
To create positive learning experiences for 45+ youth through a character building summer arts and sports camp.
To prepare families for back to school through providing needed services (haricuts, etc) and supplies on "Grace Day."
To work with Hillsboro, Dunklin, and Festus School Counselors to provide new shoes for students in need.
To support the successful re-entry of ex-offenders by providing free legal services that resolve barriers to employment, family reunification, and self-sufficiency.
Area Resources for Community & Human Services (ARCHS)
To increase the capacity, reach, and impact of the St. Louis Alliance for Reentry (STAR) by developing a new strategic plan.
To build resiliency skills and strengthen the relationship of 370 youth with an incarcerated parent by matching them with a Big Brother/Big Sister.
To help 150 women transition from the criminal justice system to the St. Louis community by providing direct assistance including food cards, bus passes, and subsidies for medical, dental and mental healthcare.
To help 30 female ex-offenders improve their long-term success by providing 12-months of transitional support that includes housing assistance and ongoing case management.
To provide 20 ex-offenders or their family members with entrepreneurial training including business plan development, financing strategies and business management workshops.
To drive organizational growth, new donors, and program replication through implementing a new marketing plan and conducting an IT assessment.
To strengthen the agency's long-term sustainability by developing a new department focused on community relations, fundraising, capacity building, and collaboration.
To help 600 recently-released ex-offenders through basic needs assistance (hygiene items, clothing, bus passes, and utility assistance), housing, information and referral, and support.
To help ex-offenders improve their long-term success by providing 12-months of transitional support that includes housing assistance and ongoing case management.
To reduce recidivism rates in 85 ex-offenders through career training, job development, and case management, as well as placement, retention, and supportive services.
To reduce recidivism rates in 40 high-risk ex-offenders through mental health services, housing, career training, job development, and case management, as well as supportive services.
To strengthen families and individuals that were part of the criminal justice system through jail chaplaincy, transitional housing, and case management.
To develop competitive and marketable skills with 10 ex-offenders through an employment program offering car repair and construction job training and services.
To help 15 women heal from causes and consequences of incarceration through a pilot transformational writing program.
Magdalene St. Louis
To improve the lives of 11 women who have suffered from sexual exploitation as they successfully re-enter society after spending time in prision/jail/probation.
To improve the employment readiness and retention of 75 ex-offenders by developing employment opportunities and providing pre-employment training and ongoing support for job retention.
To support 75 ex-offenders with employment services and an aftercare program that will include assistance with job searching, applying, and training, as well as resources (housing, food, clothing, transportation) and mental health services.
To increase the employment readiness and develop the leadership skills of 80 male ex-offenders by providing Biblically based character and leadership development, pre-employment training, mentoring, and ongoing support to retain employment.
To support the successful re-entry of 120 ex-offenders as they graduate from the St. Louis County Justice Center by providing comprehensive wrap-around and substance abuse treatment services.
To prevent future domestic violence and sexual abuse in 375 offenders through intensive counseling and case management.
To improve the mental and physical health and continuity of care for 1,000 Missouri ex-offenders released to the St. Louis area by providing 90 days of necessary prescription medication upon release from prison, until a medical home can be established.
To support SLPS staff in attending a Reentry Conference in California.
Tri-County Advisory Board to Probation and Parole
To enhance opportunities for 35 ex-offenders on probation/parole to remain in society by providing financial assistance to address barriers to success.