Episcopal City Mission

Chaplaincy providing support, hope, and healing for children in the juvenile justice system.

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Address: 1210 Locust Street Suite 306
St. Louis, MO 63103
Email: ecmdirectorstl@gmail.com
Phone Number: 314-436-3545
Episcopal City Mission provides chaplains to children in the juvenile justice system. Our chaplains offer support, healing and hope to children at St. Louis City Detention Center, St. Louis County Detention Center, and Missouri Hills, a Division of Youth Services facility. Through the programs they offer and their caring, listening presence, ECM chaplains are in a very real sense the compassionate face of a loving God in the lives of the children.

Ours is a ministry of presence. Our goal is to be there for the children, many of whom are suffering from trauma, grief and loss, to show them the healing presence of God's love. In a world that feels unsafe and out of control, we provide emotional safety, support and unconditional love. Our chaplains are often the first consistent adult presence in their lives. In the time they are with us, we show them that God is alive in them.

* We believe that all children deserve a second chance
* We believe in the healing promise of God's presence
* We believe in providing a safe environment, free from judgment
* We believe children aren't disposable and are worth our time and attention
* We believe the children we serve are more than the worst thing they have done
* We believe being there, providing a ministry of presence, is healing
* We believe the calming presence of our chaplains reassures the children that someone cares about their spiritual well-being

"I really like the program because it gives me a chance to control my anger and find a relationship with God." - St. Louis County Detention Center Resident

"I used to have a wall set up. No one's coming. No one's talking to me. I'm me. What you worried about me for? But it's kinda slowly, brick by brick, coming down." - Mike, St. Louis City Detention Center Resident

"If he can change me, he can change anyone" - Chaplain Kevin Aldridge
Kevin shows how God can change lives of the kids he serves.

"Our kids are not forgotten" - Chaplain Jeff Fabbiano
Jeff is someone the kids can depend on.