Sometime in 1961, Geoffrey and Grace Noakes of Fresno, California, traveled to Manhattan, KS, to visit their daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary and Albert Burroughs. It was the Noakes’ first visit to Kansas; their daughter had only recently moved to Manhattan where she and Al had accepted positions on the faculty and staff of Kansas State University.
Saint Francis Community Services has been helping children and families since 1945. But it’s never had a dedicated giving arm. That changed in 2016 with the creation of The Saint Francis Foundation. We recently had the privilege of telling our story in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Our audience: the 2017 Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes (CEEP) conference.
Clover House, a residential program for teenage girls who are survivors of sexual trafficking is more than a safe place. It’s a sacred place. And a home. We recently blessed this home in preparation of our first arrivals.
Saint Francis Community Services is in full swing for this year's "Christmas for Kids" campaign, our annual effort to put Christmas gifts under the trees of the thousands of children in our care.
As experts in child welfare and a provide of diverse services to at-risk youth, Saint Francis Community Services had already taken steps in response to the threat of human trafficking to children and youth in Kansas and across the nation.
JT Burnley’s father once beat him so badly, he broke JT’s arm. When the vice principal at his south Louisiana high school saw the 15-year-old’s swollen, purple limb, he must have made a call. Shortly afterward, authorities picked up JT and placed him in a juvenile detention center where he spent the next two months.