Peter & Paul Community Services advocates for equitable housing and supportive services for individuals who are homeless and at risk.
These solutions are driven by the reality that many of our clients have spent their entire lives navigating systems that were not designed for them; systems that were founded with racist and exclusive intentions, that provided more barriers than solutions, and sometimes more danger than safety, particularly aimed at our clients who are black, trans, and queer.
We rededicate ourselves to the following:
- Pursuing leadership and staffing models that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Continuing to offer accessible housing that expands housing equity in the region
- Engaging clients in supportive services that honor the challenges and trauma that they have faced while navigating racist systems
Our strategic 5-year plan will be released in the coming months.
PPCS will be taking action to build systems of diversity, equity and inclusion within agency operations, and we will continue to leverage our community services to reduce inequities in St. Louis.
Peter & Paul Community Services offers those we serve hope, empowerment, compassion, hospitality and a chance for independence.
You too can help us solve homelessness for our community!
“I thought I was going to be teaching people to play,” says Ed Rataj, a former lawyer and the founder of the chess program at Peter & Paul Community Services’ shelter. “I never beat Eduardo. Never once.”