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The Move 2018 Saturday, March 24th

As the St. Louis Metropolitan area continues to be rocked by crime and violence, gun violence in particular, it is time “we” embrace families mourning the loss of their loved ones to the culture of violence that “we” fail to acknowledge and continue to tolerate.  These families will never be the same.  Parents, siblings, and children will carry this pain for the rest of their lives.  THIS BEHAVIOR HAS BECOME ACCEPTED AND EXPECTED.  FOR 2 GENERATIONS; IT IS ALL THEY HAVE SEEN AND KNOWN.  WE MUST MOVE TO CHANGE. The Move project, created by individuals mourning the loss of loved […]

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Learn What Better Family Life is All About

Learn about the many programs and services Better Family Life offers to impact the lives of more than 50,000 people in the St. Louis area each year in this video produced by the St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation. We are grateful to have been featured as an organization making a positive difference in St. Louis through our community outreach, youth, housing, workforce development, business development and cultural arts programs.

You can see the state’s largest Black history mural, the Art & Empowerment Mural, for yourself at the Better Family Life Cultural, Educational and Business Center. If you would like to schedule a tour, please email us or call us at 314.367.3440.

If you’d like more information about our programs, please contact:

  • Community Outreach: 314.381.8200
  • Gun Violence De-Escalation: 314.203.3900
  • Housing (e.g., First-Time Homebuyer, Downpayment Assistance): 314.367.3440
  • Missouri Work Assistance (MWA): 314.361-9692
  • Youth, Family and Clinical Services: 314.454.0622
  • Cultural Arts: 314.367.3440


The CEO Writes

The War on Garbage

By Malik Ahmed | Download PDF of article The abundance of garbage in poor African American neighborhoods should have all decent people upset enough to […]

Jim Crow and Criminal Justice

The year 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta (Latin for “great charter”), the English document written by a group of rebellious English […]