We have been blessed by a transformative partnership with Bravely, a residential community for women who have survived lives of commercial sexual exploitation, violence and addiction. Located in the Old North neighborhood of St. Louis, they help women heal and rebuild their lives through free long-term housing, medical care, trauma therapy, education, and job readiness.
For the past year we have partnered with this organization (formerly known as Magdalene St. Louis). Their first graduates lived in the parish’s house on Gannon, and we poured hundreds of volunteer hours into renovating the property together. Several of our members have served as volunteers and with the Bravely board. In the coming year, the partnership will take a new shape as Bravely’s graduates will soon be living closer to the headquarters in St. Louis City.