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    Finding Shelter: Taking care of human trafficking survivors

    October 17, 2020 · Ministry News

    Anti-human trafficking agencies throughout the country graciously shared their resources and time in a survey conducted by Saint Francis Ministries to produce a listing of the number of beds available to survivors of Commercial Sex Exploitation and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, or CSE/C. This listing is designed to be a resource to communities, nonprofits, and government leaders who are working to develop stronger networks of support for survivors and to connect them with these services.


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    BCBS of Kansas Foundation grants $25,000 to support telehealth

    September 23, 2020 · Ministry News

    A $25,000 grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation will support access to critical behavioral health services for Kansas residents through the expansion of telehealth services. The Saint Francis Ministries’ Outpatient Behavioral Health department will use the funding to support its telehealth services, which have been important in reaching clients during the pandemic when social distancing measures were needed. Telehealth means therapy sessions and other behavioral health services are offered virtually.


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    Saint Francis Mississippi adds new services

    September 21, 2020 · Ministry News

    A collaboration between Saint Francis Ministries and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will offer Picayune area adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities opportunities for fun and educational activities. Saint Francis Day Services – Adult opened its doors Aug. 3, 2020, at 1421 Goodyear Blvd., in a building at St. Paul’s campus that formerly housed the parish’s education center.


    Hi-Lites 2020: Fall

    September 10, 2020 · Hi-Lites,Newsletters

    75th Anniversary Edition, Board Member Has Nearly 50-year Connection, A Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, Fostering is a Life's Work, Reflections with Fr. Bobby, Presidents, Cutting-Edge Research, A Career Noted for Learning, The Saint Francis Foundation


    So okay with being so sad

    September 8, 2020 · Foster Family Features

    Four months after receiving their first placement, Noah and Kelsey Mathes felt as if their hearts were breaking. Phoning family to tell them that the little girl they’d cared for since she was eight months old would be returning home had seemed completely natural. After all, they’d called everybody when they learned she would be placed with the Abilene, Texas, couple. Those conversations, however, were celebratory; this one … not so much. Yet, Noah could still say to Kelsey, “I’ve never been so okay with being so sad.”


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    The Generosity of Many Supports Saint Francis’ Work

    August 5, 2020 · Donor Stories,Hi-Lites,Kansas,Ministry News

    It’s difficult to enumerate all of the gifts that have impacted Saint Francis during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are grateful and honored by community support that makes it possible for us to continue to provide the best, most supportive care for children and families. For instance, McCormick Distillery, like many distilleries, switched their production, and then donated 15 gallons of hand sanitizer. Great Plains Manufacturing in Salina also donated hand sanitizer.


    Care Portal Meets Urgent Needs During Crisis

    July 29, 2020 · Foster Care / Adoption,Hi-Lites,Ministry News

    Headed for an appointment across town with two little children in the back seat, the last thing Carolyn needed was car trouble. Yet, that’s what she got. Ever since she volunteered to provide kinship care to her 3- and 4-year-old relatives, she’d relied on that car to transport them to doctor appointments, visitations, and case management meetings. Now she had no vehicle. And though she works full-time, the repair costs were way beyond her means. She relayed her predicament to her Saint Francis case worker, who submitted a needs request to CarePortal, and within hours a local church stepped up to pay for Carolyn’s car repairs.