Deaconess Foundation

Ministry Moments from the President

By Jamar Doyle | September 12, 2023

This short, monthly video highlights various CHHSM ministries and partners, as together we build a more just, equitable, caring, and compassionate world. This month’s guest is the Rev. Bethany Johnson-Javois, President and CEO of Deaconess Foundation in St. Louis. #BeAVoiceCHHSM

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St. Louis Regional Racial Healing + Justice Fund Invests $800,000 in Black- and Brown-led Organizations

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | August 11, 2023

The Community Governance Board (CGB) of the St. Louis Regional Racial Healing + Justice Fund – co-founded by Deaconess Foundation – announced recently that it is investing an historic $800,000 to support 42 Black and Brown-led organizations in the St. Louis region. This year’s grants mark several milestones. In 2023, the CGB received a record…

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Deaconess Foundation Announces Policy Campaign/Collaborative Grant Recipients

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | June 12, 2023

CHHSM member Deaconess Foundation, based in St. Louis, today (June 9) announced that Alive & Well Communities and Missouri Jobs with Justice are the recipients of its 2023 Policy Campaign/Collaborative Grants to advance sustainable systemic change in the key issue of social and emotional well-being of youth, paid sick leave, and economic equity. Each of…

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Deaconess Foundation Launches Institute for Black Liberation

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 30, 2023

CHHSM-member Deaconess Foundation, based in St. Louis, announced May 30 the launch of its Institute for Black Liberation (the Institute), a novel approach to developing liberatory consciousness through healing the hurts of internalized racism. With an emphasis on developing liberatory consciousness, the Institute gives Black leaders in the Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois region the…

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CHHSM’s 85th Annual Gathering Filled with Renewal, Justice, and Hope

By Barb Powell | March 17, 2023

Connection. If one word can sum up three days of worship, workshops, keynotes, meetings, and social gatherings, it’s connection — at least in terms of the 85th Annual Gathering of the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries, themed “Together through Mountains and Valleys” and held March 7-9 in Denver. “The 85th Annual Gathering…

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CHHSM Brings Message of Health and Human Service Collaboration to UCC Rural/Small Town Church Gathering

By Barb Powell | February 13, 2023

The UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries took a leading role in a first-ever Virtual National Gathering of UCC Rural/Small Town Churches and Ministries, held Feb. 9-11 from 4 to 7 p.m. each day. Throughout the three days, all of the keynotes and session presenters focused on the theme, “Nourishing the Seeds of…

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St Louis Racial Healing + Justice Fund Awards One-Time Crisis Response Grants

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | January 12, 2023

The St. Louis Racial Healing + Justice Fund — co-created by CHHSM member Deaconess Foundation, Forward Through Ferguson, and Missouri Foundation for Health — announced in mid-December the distribution of five unrestricted, one-time crisis response grants of $16,000 each. The fund’s Community Governance Board (CGB) announced that the grants were awarded to The T/BRIC, Black Healers…

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Deaconess Foundation: Investing for Good, Investing for Future Generations

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | December 8, 2022

On, Dec. 1, 2022, Matt Oldani, vice president of operations for CHHSM member Deaconess Foundation in St. Louis released this letter outlining its commitment to socially responsible investing that prioritizes diversity, equity and inclusion: Earlier this fall Deaconess joined our investment partners at Bank of America Private Bank to discuss our socially responsible investment strategy…

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After Pandemic-Induced Hiatus, Deaconess Foundation CDF Freedom Schools Return to St. Louis

By Barb Powell | October 11, 2022

After a two-year hiatus caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Deaconess Foundation in St. Louis welcomed back students to its Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools, held this past summer. The seven-week enrichment program took place at four locations throughout the Greater St. Louis area: Christ the King UCC in Florissant, Mo.; Peace UCC in…

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CHHSM’s Deaconess Foundation Responds to Missouri HJR 117

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | February 24, 2022

Deaconess Foundation‘s President and CEO Bethany Johnson-Javois issued the following statement in response to the Missouri House of Representatives’ passage of HJR 117, which would strip health care coverage from tens of thousands of Missourians: “Deaconess Foundation stands in support of expanded health care access for the People of Missouri. As an institutional advocate that has championed…

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