• Saint Francis Ministries names new Chief Clinical Officer

    May 17, 2023 · Press Releases

    Salina, Kansas – May 2, 2023 – Saint Francis Ministries announced today that Amanda Pfannenstiel has been named the child and family services organization’s new Chief Clinical Officer. With 19 years’ experience in behavioral health services, Pfannenstiel will provide oversight and leadership for clinical services across not-for-profit’s six state service area.

    Mental Health Awareness is essential to our work

    May 11, 2023 · Forward in Hope

    Mental Health Awareness Month takes place every May, and it’s one of those monthly observances that means a lot to Saint Francis Ministries. Just a couple weeks ago, our clinical services director, Pam Cornwell, discussed the relationship between trauma and mental health and how it affects those in our care.

    Is there room in your home this National Foster Care Month?

    May 4, 2023 · Forward in Hope

    One of Saint Francis Ministries largest programs is foster care. Last year, we served about 4,200 children and teens in foster and kinship care in four of the six states where we have a presence – Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Nebraska. On top of that, we worked with 905 foster/kinship homes to help ensure those young people were properly cared for until they could either reunite with their families or achieve some other type of permanency.

    Child maltreatment is a complicated social issue

    April 12, 2023 · Forward in Hope

    In 1974 the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) was enacted as a federal measure to address the overwhelming number of children entering the foster care system because of child maltreatment. Yet we continue to have 3.6 million reports of child abuse and neglect annually across the United States.

    Is There Room in Your Pew?

    April 5, 2023 · Forward in Hope

    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2nd Corinthians 5:17 It seems utterly natural that Easter should occur in the spring. After all, they both call to mind thoughts of renewal and new life. Those are themes familiar to Saint Francis Ministries as well.