Mission: The mission is to organize individual faith communities to build dynamic partnerships (clusters) that coordinate, cooperate, and collaborate to improve the quality of life of older adults.
Programs: Direct services - our direct services for older adults include volunteer-based transportation, health promotional activities (excercise classes and educational sessions), social engagement events, minor home repair, spiritual programming, and a bi-monthly newletter.
case management - our geriatric case manager provides case management and care coordination to over 780 older adults. Many of these people do not qualify for medicaid or food stamps and cannot afford to pay for those services.
vista management - we manage a vista contract that connects local nonprofits to obtaining vista projects at their agencies.
effective december 31, 2013 sgsm network, inc. (ein 30-0152463) merged with mission: st. Louis (ein 20-8983607). Through the merger, sgsm and mission: st. Louis believe the merger will allow the surviving corporation, mission: st. Louis, to better serve the needs of the underprivileged in st. Louis, and, in particular, will allow expansion of sgsm's programs based on the combination of the two organizations into one.
Volunteering for SGSM Network as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) has been an amazing experience so far. The organization's values, vision, and mission all focus on keeping older adults happy, healthy, and living safely in their homes for as long as possible . The employees and volunteers that staff SGSM Network, both inside and outside of the central office, are kind, warm-hearted, selfless people who do what they do to help improve the lives of older adults in the St. Louis area. Everyone who works for SGSM Network is extremely passionate about what they do. It has been an honor to work for this organization for the time that I have, and I look forward to continuing to improve the lives of older adults for the remainder of my term as a VISTA.
I'm currently a VISTA volunteer at SGSM Network. SGSM Network is a network of churches working collaboratively to meet the needs of the older adults in our neighborhoods.
Our goal is to create a local community response to the needs of older adults living in our neighborhoods. We do this by providing fill in the gap services - simple things that many older adults simply cannot afford and/or do not have support around them to do. We provide minor home repair, yard work, transportation, socialization and health promotion activities and services to and by older adults in the St. Louis area.