We work directly with children and youths whose parents have either relinquished their parental rights or had them terminated through the court system. As a result, these children need loving “forever families” to help them heal from the loss of their birth parents and grow into happy, fulfilled adults. Adoption is also a wonderful way to begin or grow your family by making a lifetime commitment to a child.
The road to recovery is unique for each person. That’s why Saint Francis doesn’t use a “one-size-fits-all” approach to treatment. We provide outpatient and intensive outpatient evidence-based, family-oriented substance abuse programs. We offer help to:
- Teens ages 12-18 struggling with substance abuse and their families
- Women seeking permanent solutions to addiction
- Pregnant women who need education about the effects of substance abuse on their unborn baby
- Fathers who need a healing environment in which to focus on recovery in body, mind, and spirit
Our outpatient services in both Great Bend and Salina, Kansas, helps families involved in our Family Preservation and Foster Care Reintegration programs. The substance abuse program at our Residential Treatment Facility serves youth ages 6-18, so they can successfully transition back into their home communities.
All outpatient programs include:
- Substance abuse education
- Individual, group, and family counseling
Saint Francis provides behavioral health services to help families heal so they feel happier and more comfortable in their home life and within their community. We recognize that the road to recovery is unique for each person. The outpatient substance use and mental health services are designed to meet the needs of the individual.
The goal of every foster home placement is the eventual return of the child to his or her own family. Once the Department for Children and Families refers a child to foster care, our child welfare staff works hard to place them, when possible, within their home county. In the meantime, we help birth families find the resources they need to correct issues that led to the child’s removal from the home.
Clover House is a new, restorative residential program for adolescent girls who have experienced the unique and complex trauma of child sex trafficking. Our focus is on the whole person, giving each the time and space to discover a future of possibility on a path toward physical, psychological, and spiritual wellness, strengthened by community and by grace. A homelike environment fosters growth and healing at Clover House, bringing together girls who have a shared experience, mentors who provide care, acceptance and gentle guidance, and a program that is responsive to the needs and experience of the individual.
The Saint Francis mission is to serve children and families, and we believe strong families make children’s lives better. Our Family Preservation program provides therapeutic support and services to families in danger of having a child removed from the home. Once referred, we work with the family to resolve issues that threaten its health and stability before that ever happens. Our goal is to make it possible for a child to stay home.
There are many reasons why a child might be placed into foster care, but usually it’s just because a good kid is stuck in a bad situation. We work hard to improve that situation so the child can return to his or her birth family. In the meantime, foster parents play a vital role in providing for the care and protection of the child temporarily placed in their home. It’s an important job, and it carries with it the potential to change lives – both the child’s and your own.
Every child that ends up in foster care is meant to return home. Whether that home is with a restored and healthy birth family or with an adoptive forever family, foster care is supposed to be temporary. But, sometimes, kids stay in foster care - for a variety of reasons. When they turn 18, they “age out” of the system, often unprepared for life on their own. Saint Francis’ Independent Living Program (ILP) provides critical support to youth making the transition from foster care to adulthood. Saint Francis staff provides them with the instruction, skills, and support they need to live successfully on their own.
The Mission Engagement Team brings together Saint Francis employees from across the organization, representing broad and diverse roles, perspectives, and skill sets to form a “think tank” for how our organization might continue to live in to the ministry to which we are called. Framing our work in The Five Marks of Mission, accepted widely across the Episcopal Church, our creative collaboration seeks to Tell, Teach, Tend, Transform, and Treasure through a variety of innovative initiatives that advance the mission of Saint Francis Community Services.
Since our founding, Saint Francis has been an Episcopal ministry dedicated to serving children and families. As such, we place great confidence in both the mercy of God and the power of prayer. Please join us in praying for the protection of children and for the health of loving families of all kinds.
Our new, state-of-the-art residential facility located just west of Salina, Kansas, provides treatment services for youths ages 6 to 18 that have a mental health diagnosis and chronic behavior issues. The program also offers services and staff equipped to treat trauma and problems of sexual abuse and substance use.
Saint Francis Ministries Services strives to provide the best care and service to every child and family we serve. Sometimes, though, concerns and questions arise that need to be addressed. We are committed to working with you to find a solution.
Few careers are as challenging or as satisfying as those serving at-risk children and families. When you come to work for Saint Francis, you join dedicated and professional colleagues driven by the desire to make children’s lives better. Couple that with a competitive salary and a generous benefits package, and you have a great place to work.