COVID-19 Regional Response Team Forms to Meet Social Needs

covid-19 Regional Response Team

(April 8, 2020) – The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health challenge unlike anything we have faced in over a century. As with prior crises, it is the most vulnerable who stand to suffer and lose the most. Already stretched social service providers are working hard to respond to a new reality that requires residents to remain in their homes with no open schools, limited childcare, dramatically reduced employment, and underlying health conditions and other risk factors. No single organization or institution can respond to this crisis alone. The only effective response is a coordinated one. The COVID-19 Regional Response Team seeks to build on the learnings and experiences of organizations skilled in crisis response to create a centralized, regional system of response to meet these social needs for the bi-state area. Continue Reading

When They #SeeUsSTL: We All Win When We Come Together

The congregations of Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU) gained important agreements from St. Louis City and St. Louis County officials at their public meeting on Sunday, November 3 at Vashon High School. Both St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell and St.… Continue Reading

Suspensions, role of school-resource officers to be focus of four community meetings Sunday

From The St. Louis Post Dispatch: Four community meetings are set for Sunday around the region to focus on what’s being done to stem out-of-school suspensions and to more clearly define the role of school-resource officers. The “No More Sitting… Continue Reading