Spring 2018
 
WELCOME Kim Schave! 

 
Kim Schave joined our team as Executive Director in March, having served in non-profit and financial management positions for over twenty years. She is a Certified Public Accountant as well as a Lutheran Deaconess.  Presently, she is completing her doctoral dissertation on the topic of partnerships between faith-based non-profit organizations and Fortune 500 corporations in relation to urban revitalization.  Kim also serves as an Adjunct Faculty member in the MBA program at Concordia University-Chicago.
Mark Your Calendars:
 
 
May 2nd is Give STL Day!  Please consider Humanitri in your giving plans.  Visit givestlday.org for more information and to offer your support
 
2nd Annual Made for More Gala
Fall 2018 – Date to be announced soon
Spring Brings New Life: A Word From Kim
 
As we enter into this Easter season of hope, I’m reminded of the hope that Humanitri brings to families.  I took this picture on the day I met with staff members to decide whether I would accept the opportunity to lead Humanitri.  I’ve been privileged to work within neighborhoods where blight, crime and decay have been prevalent. This particular backdrop can be seen in numerous cities across the country. 

But this picture shows something unique.  It shows Humanitri’s beautifully restored building amidst a background of decay.  This picture could serve as a metaphor for the presence that Humanitri has within the lives of our clients.  Lives previously characterized by despair and hopelessness are transformed by the hope, healing and restoration that our services provide. 

We thank God for your partnership that makes this work possible.  Your support helps to bring hope where despair once reigned and healing where suffering had once taken root.  New hope and new life is instilled within families facing a housing crisis and within individuals who are incarcerated as a result of your generosity.  We continue to be grateful for your prayers and support.
In Him,

Kim Schave
Executive Director
 
Jail Chaplaincy

 
Humanitri provides a full-time Lutheran Chaplain in the St. Louis County Justice Center.  Most of the inmates are sick with addictions.  The Chaplain provides personal pastoral care, listening to their need for healing and praying that Jesus would remove their sins.

Last year 1,104 pastoral care sessions were provided.  Bible study is another way for the inmates to receive God’s healing.  In 2017, 2,470 inmates attended Bible class.  The Chaplain also provided an opportunity for twenty-one Concordia Seminary students to gain experience in jail ministry. 

For all the inmates who want to grow in the Christian life, each of the six parts of Luther’s Small Catechism is taught.
 
Opportunities for offering material support to inmates include:
  • Lutheran Study Bibles to be given to inmates when they complete all six parts of Luther’s Small Catechism
  • Reading glasses to assist with Bible reading
Humanitri Recieves Affordable Housing Program Grant
 
Humanitri Director of Operations and Programs, Amy Kaufman,
reviews floorplans with project architect Nathan Rauh.
 
 
Through a partnership with PNC Bank and LCMS National Housing Support Corporation, Humanitri has been awarded a grant for nearly $650,000 through the Affordable Housing Program of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh.  This funding will allow for the renovation of apartments located in south St. Louis and provide housing for families that are homeless or experiencing a housing crisis.  Construction on these units is expected to begin soon.
 
 
Humanitri’s four-unit property to be renovated
Client Update
 
Ashley, our Family Support Specialist, works with clients to improve their communication skills, increase their self-esteem, empower them to take ownership and responsibility, and believe in themselves again.  She teaches life skills and addresses minor parenting concerns.  She also advocates for our clients’ safety, well-being, needs and rights.  Some recent client highlights include:
  • Within one week, two clients secured jobs.
  • One client attended a job interview.
  • One client was able to use coping skills to figure out her bus route after it had changed. Since then, she has been riding the bus by herself and attending classes.  She was even awarded a Schnucks gift card for successfully attending every class (and being on time) in a one-week time span at a partner agency!
  • A client was linked to a realtor and successfully placed an offer on a home.  This was the first client to purchase their own home in recent Humanitri history!
Engage
 If you’d like to support our work financially:

Donate Online: humanitri.org/donate
Schedule monthly or one-time gifts

Donate by auto/check payable and mailed to:
         Humanitri
         1447 East Grand Ave
         St. Louis, MO 63107

Donate Stock: Contribute stock through your broker

Humanitri is in immediate need of gently used
furniture for incoming families:
- Couches
- Chairs
- Kitchen tables & chairs
- End tables & night stands
- Dressers
- Mattresses and bed frames (queen and twin)
- Cleaning supplies (All-Purpose Cleaner, Windex,
  Mops, Paper Towels) 
 
                                             

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