2020-2022 Core Award - $200,000
Loaves and Fishes for St. Louis is an emergency shelter that provides immediate assistance to families with children who are experiencing homelessness or housing instability to begin their journey towards self-sufficiency. This includes client-centered housing plans that are goal oriented, trackable, and supported through life skill classes, parenting classes, peer support, addiction/recovery support, mental health evaluations, and links to mainstream resources. The primary focus for children is educational enrollment/support, meeting nutritional needs, counseling services and creating programming that promotes family unity and bonding. Children need stability, and it is the program's primary goal to get children into a stable home where they can grow and learn.