Saint Francis Ministries is strengthened through partnerships with community stakeholders who care about the vulnerable and at-risk children and families we serve. Through prayers, in-kind contributions and financial gifts, our community partners show their commitment to making a difference.
“We belong to each other” is a phrase we say a lot around Saint Francis Ministries. We know that no single organization can support vulnerable and at-risk children in the community by itself. Everyone is strengthened when we work together, and Saint Francis Ministries is more successful with your help.
The impact of your prayers, donations of beds that mean children get to return home earlier, or dollars changes lives. Inviting Saint Francis in to talk about foster care and adoption or allowing us to put out printed material are simple steps that makes a difference! The support of businesses, organizations, and individuals in the six states where we serve children and families changes futures for children and gives them hope.
On this page, we’ll share the stories of our business and organization partners who impact their communities with their generosity.
Please reach out to the Saint Francis Ministries development team if you’d like to learn how you can support the children and families in your community. We look forward to getting to know you!
If you’d like to talk about how your business can support vulnerable children in your community, please reach out to the Saint Francis Foundation team. Call us at 800.898.4896, Extension 1462.
Saint Francis Ministries has partnered with the Annie E. Casey Foundation in support of the SOUL Family Permanency Option. The SOUL Family Legal Permanency Option is a new legal permanency option conceived by young leaders with foster care experience to reflect their vision of family and supportive adult networks. With support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and its Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative® Kansas is the first state to pilot the SOUL Family option.
Saint Francis Ministries and a network of statewide partners are collaborating to build the understanding, resources, services, and administrative and legal infrastructure needed to make SOUL Family a legal permanency option.
To learn more about the SOUL Family Legal Permanency Option, visit Children’s Alliance of Kansas.
Our Lubbock colleagues partner with Hub City Hangout, an annual local car show sponsored by nine different car and auto shops. Besides hosting the biggest Hangout yet, Hub City also donates all proceeds to Saint Francis Ministries and another nonprofit.
Ad Astra Books and Coffee House in Salina celebrated Saint Francis Ministries throughout the month of August in 2023 with social media posts and a special latte through their “Cause Latte” campaign that highlighted our Saint Francis dove logo.
Saint Francis Ministries is proud to announce our Texas Christmas for Kids kick off sponsor, Vexus Fiber. Their generous donation kicks off our Christmas for Kids campaign in the Texas Panhandle and will provide gifts for children in both Lubbock and Amarillo areas. Without support from our community partners like Vexus, Christmas for kids in the child welfare system would not be possible. Thank you to our friends at Vexus Fiber for bringing the joy of the holidays home.
A wonderful afternoon with our neighbors, the Sisters of Saint Joseph! We spent the afternoon celebrating “St. Joseph the Worker Day” with food trucks and fellowship! Proceeds went to the Dear Neighbor Ministries, a local social services agency serving the Wichita Hilltop neighborhood!
Hub City Hangout is a car show held annually in Lubbock and sponsored by 9 different car and auto shops. The show this year featured more cars than any other year! Hub City has committed to donating all proceeds to 2 Lubbock non profits (and we are one of them!)
Thanks to Hub City and all the people who participated to bring hope and healing to the children and their families on the South Plains.
Family Centered Treatment prides itself on parallel processes. We never ask a family to do something we wouldn’t do ourselves!
Our Garden City team recently spent the day at the Senior Center to help with their lunch services!
Dutch Bros. Coffee is giving back to local CASAs today!! Our team ran by and grabbed coffee this morning to support our partners at Amarillo Area CASA, INC! We love our CASA partners across the Panhandle!
A huge thank you to our Lubbock community friends at Picoso’s Mexican Kitchen! Every month, the restaurant chooses a local nonprofit, and proceeds from a specialty menu go directly to that organization!! SFM was their partner during the month of February, and we raised $1056!!
The American Culinary Federation’s Texas Panhandle Chef de Cuisine Association recently presented a check for $586 to our new Texas residential facility in Lubbock. The organization sponsors bake sales and then donates the proceeds to a local nonprofit. The facility’s dietician is a member of the association and nominated Saint Francis. The funds will be used to purchase kitchen and pantry items.
Pictured, from left – Elisa Haulk, Residential Texas clinical program assistant; Jay Adams, City Bank executive chef; Marka Dempsy, Residential Texas contract dietician; and Ty Haulk, Residential Texas Assistant Director.
As part of our partnership with Arkansas FCT, our team participated in their National Day of Giving!! We were able to give back to several locations throughout the state: Dana’s House, Together We Foster, and Ouachita Children’s Center. All of these locations pour so much love, energy, and resources into their local communities, and we were so thankful to be able to give back to them!
Docuplex has been fantastic to support the important work we do supporting foster parents, helping vulnerable and at-risk families and generally helping people understand our missions and goals. Recently, they went above and beyond to help us sort out a challenge with our postage account — and we appreciate them! No one organization can take care of the children and families involved in the child welfare system. It takes all of us! We’re glad to work with organizations and businesses like Docuplex!
View our Christmas For Kids sponsors here.