BROWN SISTERS FOUNDATION MATCH CAMPAIGN - ST. LAZARE HOUSE
Currently, there are no permanent supportive housing programs for homeless youth in the city of St. Louis. Well, our team is about to change that. Depaul USA’s St. Louis team is preparing to open St. Lazare House this Fall. This new program is committed to ending youth homelessness. St. Lazare House will offer 15 fully-furnished one bedroom apartments to homeless young people aged 18 to 24. With 24/7 care, St. Lazare House will treat the trauma that comes from being young and living on the streets. Residents will receive physical and behavioral health services, participate in education and training programs, and gain the life skills necessary to become independent and productive community members.
Depaul USA has received an exciting challenge grant from the Brown Sisters Foundation to support St. Lazare House’s day-to-day operation. By the end of 2017, Depaul USA needs $100,000 in pledges or gifts to meet the challenge grant and open St. Lazare House. Please consider making a gift to St. Louis. We offer a special thanks to the Campaign Committee of Joe Kelley (Chair), Chuck Levesque, Jim Lammers, Janet Zachritz, Rich LaPlume, Suzanne Kenyon, Steve Wiederkehr, Ralph Glaser, and Peggy Robertson.
Our mission is to offer homeless and disadvantaged people opportunities to fulfill their potential and move towards an independent and positive future. Our vision is that everyone have a place to call home and a stake in his or her community. Depaul USA effects change and brings hope to many struggling and marginalized people in the US.
Depaul USA is a subsidiary of Depaul International, and has affiliates in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Slovakia, Ukraine, and France. Each entity operates unique projects to meet the needs of the community. Together we share the goal to meet people where they are, and walk with them as they take steps towards a better future.
Program Contacts and Phone Numbers
Chicago Headquarters - Candace Anderson (312) 362-7729
Little Rock Director - Mandy Davis (501) 916-9859
Macon - Sister Theresa Sullivan (478) 216-9119
New Orleans - Sister Kathleen Driscoll (504) 273-5561
Philadelphia - Sandra Guillory (215) 438-3991
St. Louis - Suzanne Kenyon and Rich LaPlume (314) 349-1651