Consecration of Deaconess Center & CHHSM Opening Worship

Established by Deaconess Foundation, Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being is a community action tank. Our 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.


A ministry of the United Church of Christ, Deaconess Foundation has invested more than $80 million to improve the health of the St. Louis community since 1998 and believes healthy, hope-filled futures for children benefit the entire region. The Foundation’s grantmaking footprint includes St. Louis City, St. Louis, Jefferson, St. Charles and Franklin Counties in Missouri and Madison, St. Clair and Monroe Counties in Illinois.  Click here for official Media Advisory.  Click here for information on Consecration service for new collaborative center focused on child advocacy.

“As all things have aligned, it is fitting that the consecration of the Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being occurred during CHHSM’s Annual Gathering in St. Louis,” said Rev. Starsky D Wilson, president and CEO of Deaconess Foundation. “Deaconess and its various forms of ministry have been affiliated with CHHSM and its predecessor bodies for as long as they have existed; as partners in ministry, we are called by our faith to be in service to others and are committed to creating just communities for children, youth, and families.”

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