Children's Fund Hires Outreach Coordinator; Her Job Will Be to Make Community Organizations Aware of the Services the St. Louis County Program Offers

By Cambria, Nancy | St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO), June 10, 2013 | Go to article overview

Children's Fund Hires Outreach Coordinator; Her Job Will Be to Make Community Organizations Aware of the Services the St. Louis County Program Offers


Cambria, Nancy, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


On the heels of a study that said it was not reaching youth in the poorest neighborhoods, the St. Louis County Children's Service Fund has hired a community outreach coordinator to steer more children to services.

Alicia Smith, most recently the director of a diversity blood donor program at the American Red Cross in St. Louis, began the job last week at a salary of $61,000.

She is expected to build relationships with schools, churches and other neighborhood-based organizations to alert them to the fund.

Smith has past political ties to prominent St. Louis city and county Democrats and joins the agency amid concerns it has lost political autonomy that could affect how it awards grants.

The fund, which has so far pledged well over $100 million in grants to local mental health and youth support agencies, is supported by a one-quarter-cent sales tax approved by voters in 2008. It awards grants intended to increase mental health services for county youth 19 and under.

But a needs assessment last month concluded that the agencies it supports are not reaching enough teens in financially dire neighborhoods. It concluded that access to the services among the poor was limited in those areas because of transportation issues and other barriers.

The position was created and advertised several months prior to the release of the study.

At a board meeting Wednesday, the fund's newly appointed Interim Executive Director Julie Leicht said the fund plans to steer about $50 million next year to agencies that can best deliver services within seven of the poorest ZIP codes: 63114, 63121, 63133, 63135, 63136, 63137 and 63138 in north St. Louis County, generally around Normandy, St. Ann, Jennings and Riverview and 63125 and 63088 in South County, encompassing parts of the Lemay area and Valley Park.

Smith's application shows experience in both private and public sectors, but limited experience in mental health delivery or services. …

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