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Grace Hill Settlement House

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Address:

2600 Hadley St. Louis MO 63106 USA

Mission:

Grace Hill Settlement House MISSION is to provide direct services cost-effectively within the self-help traditions of the Settlement House movement through community organization; to work for social change within society to foster greater support and understanding of the disadvantaged; to work in disadvantaged neighborhoods creating strong, healthy, helping communities by encouraging and supporting neighbors as they help themselves and others.

Geographic areas served:

St. Louis City

Programs:

See schedule oearly childhood:grace hill settlement house works toward ensuring that every child, every family, and every community has the opportunity to succeed. The cornerstone of grace hill's program offerings is head start - serving hundreds of children at community centers across the city of st. Louis. Excellent education and a comprehensive network of support uplift the entire family. In partnership with parents and community members, children have the opportunity to attend events at the saint louis science center, art museum, and symphony as well as the missouri botanical gardens. By creating enriching, hands-on learning experiences, children are prepared to become lifelong learners and parents are engaged as their child's first educators.

see schedule ocommunity and economic development:two community hubs - one in the college hill neighborhood and one in the patch neighborhood - anchor multiple community and economic development resources to one location. This model creates a "one stop shop" for services such as banking, housing, job training, a women's business center, and a continuum of education supports. In college hill, 15 units of housing, family support programs at local elemetary schools, and over 40 partner organizations come together to create a strong, supportive environment for children and families. At two hub locations and three head start centers, grace hill settlement house services more than 3600 individuals each year.

see schedule ofamily resource and support:grace hill's family support network helps guide multiple generations toward economic stability. Each head start center has case managers who work closely with families on connecting them to the services they need. Partners such as st. Louis community credit union and connections to success are located on-site for easy access to opportunity. The women's business center works with entrepreneurs from across the region on long term-business development. Grace hill also stabilizes families through rent, utilities, legal assistance, and the provision of other basic needs. Together, staff, volunteers, and community members represent a strong, intentional system of supports that empower families to succeed.

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Rating: 5 stars  

15 people found this review helpful

Grace Hill Settlement House provides comprehensive and significant outreach to a large sector of St Louis... Recently Grace Hill steerheaded a program to create "idle-free" zones and encourage school bus drivers to turn off their idling engines while waiting for children. Grace Hill also obtained grants to assist in the retrofitting of school bus engines to further reduce dangerous emissions. Members of Grace Hill help local industries in identifying environmental dangers, especially around our waterways (the Mississippi River) to improve our land around the waterways and the waterways themselves. Grace Hill works with the Americorp Trail Ranger Project... cleaning up the St Louis River front and planting native species of grasses to reclaim those areas badly damaged by governmental and private industry. Last year Grace Hill started a grass-roots effort to engage the public and especially our older residents in making their own "green" household cleaners... Their work in public education and environmental clean-up implementation is outstanding.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Cleaning up and reclaiming land around the Mississippi River by planting native species of plants, cleaning up the water in the reducing the amount of chemical runoff into the water by local industry, cleaning up the air our children breath while making their way to and from schoool and educating the public about their opportunities to improve their living conditions.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

advertise the good works done by many volunteers much more.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their tireless efforts and energy, engaging both the young and the old.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

were from all walks of live... and all focused on the betterment of the community we live in.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach out to greater numbers of people in the area, train additional Rangers (this program changes lives), clean up larger areas of the Mississippi River, engage more industries in their efforts.

Ways to make it better...

funding was not always an issue.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the constaint hunt for resources... when working to identify and resolve the many community issues should be taking their full attention.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Grace Hill does a wonderful job reaching out in a positive way to both corporations and individuals.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-3-01

 
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