• Lisa Capps

    Lisa Capps joins The Saint Francis Foundation

    February 9, 2022 · Ministry News,Press Releases

    Lisa Capps has joined The Saint Francis Foundation as director of grant development. In her role, she will build relationships in the community to share information about the work the organization does to support at-risk children and families. Capps also will raise funds to support Saint Francis Ministries, a nonprofit dedicated to providing services to support child and family well-being in six states.


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    Saint Francis Ministries Booklet of Services

    January 26, 2022 · Ministry News

    Check out our updated booklet that highlights all the services that Saint Francis offers to vulnerable and at-risk adults, children and families. We've been around for 75 years, and we've used our expertise to help wherever we can -- following through on our mission state of bringing healing and hope to children and families. 


    Pinch-Me-Is-It-Really-True?

    December 9, 2021 · Foster Care / Adoption,Kansas,Ministry News

    On Nov. 19, 2021, two little boys – Benjamin and Rylee – understood just a few things. One was that their last name was finally going to be just like that of the two people they have been calling Mommy and Daddy for two years. Another was that there was one heckuva celebration with a lot of happy people.


    After 44 years, “a nice man named Bob” calls it a day

    November 3, 2021 · Ministry News

    After four decades in one of the toughest professions going, Robert “Bob” Brunner insists it’s his colleagues and the kids who have kept him positive.  “It’s been a privilege to be part of this system where you can help make a little one’s day a bit better, especially when they’re dealing with one of the worst days you can imagine – suffering from the trauma of being separated from their parents.”


    Guardian Ad Litem: A Child’s Advocate in Court

    October 27, 2021 · Advocacy,Hi-Lites,Ministry News

    When children are removed from their homes, it is usually through no fault of their own. They may be awakened in the middle of the night, wrapped in blankets, and driven to another house to spend the night with strangers. Most of their toys and clothes are often left behind.    Whether a toddler or a teenager, they have little control over what happens to them.    But one part of the court process is designed to give children a way to know that their perspective is heard as they enter into a complex system. This representative is the guardian ad litem, or GAL.  


    Young Donor Wants to Help Keep Kids Home

    October 12, 2021 · Donor Stories,Ministry News

    Riding in her warm car on her way to gymnastics class, Caroline Avery could only imagine what it must be like to live on the streets during last year’s brutally cold February in Wichita. So, rather than spend her birthday money shopping, the 8-year-old said she wanted to use it to help people. Her first thought was to donate to the homeless, which would itself have been a thoughtful gesture for a child her age. But when her mother asked if she wanted to help adults or children, she immediately replied, “Kids!” Children, it seems, possess a natural empathy for other kids that demands expression.