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At Beyond Housing, we help build community

We began with housing in 1975, but experience and much listening taught us that home is more than housing.  To truly thrive, people also need access to quality childcare, education, health, jobs, financial services, and more. They need help in a crisis and support to achieve dreams.  Successful communities provide those resources. Beyond Housing empowers communities to provide them.


Ask, Align, Act
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The Voices of the People Drives Our Work.
Ask, Align, Act
The community’s voice drives our work.

In meetings with community members, a circle of asking, listening, and responding ensures that the community’s voice is heard. From there, we align often significant resources and act to make their vision a reality.

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We don’t just say holistic
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We focus on all the areas that help communities thrive.
We don't just say holistic
We focus on all the areas that help communities thrive.

With unstable housing, health issues or parents struggling to find work, a child can’t live up to her potential.  We address housing, education, health, employment, personal finance, community engagement and economic development.

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Collective Impact
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We align partners and resources.
Collective Impact
We align partners and resources.

To achieve a higher level of impact, we bring together nonprofits, civic leaders, and corporate partners to support a vision shared by the community. Marshalling support for a common goal is critical to helping efforts flourish.

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Supporting children and families within the community

Our Difference in Action

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    The Awe of the Ordinary

    I recently had a wonderful - albeit painful - reminder of the beauty in the everyday things of life. After waking early one ordinary Saturday morning, feeding the dog and cats, and enjoying my cup of coffee, I read a column by Omid Safi, the D--irector of Islamic Studies at Duke University, entitled “The Spirituality of the Ordinary is Luminous”. In it, Safi describes the wonder in the “extra-ordinary” experiences of life, whether they be places, relationships, or our spiritual journeys. He states: “It is easy to love the extraordinary. It is easy to pursue a spiritual path that
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    Beyond Housing and Affinia Healthcare® Open Only Primary Care Health Center in Pagedale

    North St. Louis County Facility brings primary care services to “healthcare desert” ST. LOUIS - Beyond Housing has partnered with Affinia Healthcare, one of Missouri’s most significant community health organizations, to bring primary healthcare services to the 24:1 community, now a “healthcare desert”. The Affinia Pagedale Healthcare Center opens today at 6763 Page Avenue with a community open house from 10:00 – Noon. Beyond Housing focuses revitalization efforts in the 24:1 – the communities that make up the Normandy school district in North St. Louis County. The U.S.
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    Beyond the Backpack

    Normandy students age k-12 will receive a brand new backpack full of supplies, along with a free haircut, wellness exam, eye test and immunization update.
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Recent Accomplishments

Beyond Housing has raised and invested more than $75 million dollars since 2010 in the 24:1 community.

As part of our economic development efforts, we built Save-A-Lot - the first grocery store in Pagedale in more than 40 years.

We created groundbreaking opportunities to improve education and financial health for families, including Promise Accounts offering a free $500 college saving plan to all kindergartners attending the Normandy school district.

Beyond Housing built the Rosie Shields Manor and Vetter Place, upscale senior housing centers in Pagedale and Pine Lawn.

We established the 24:1 Community Land Trust to support the vision of Beyond Housing and provide quality, affordable housing for residents living in the 24:1 community.

To serve the financial needs of residents in the 24:1 community, Beyond Housing and the 24:1 Community Land Trust recently opened a wealth accumulation center.

Beyond Housing also built the 24:1 Cinema in the heart of Pagedale, creating jobs and a family-friendly entertainment source for the entire 24:1 community.

Our back to school event gave out more than 1,400 backpacks in 2015 filled with school supplies, along with haircuts and wellness health exams.

Students have saved more than $100,000 through our college savings program.

Community partners including AT&T have matched thousands of dollars for local students and their college saving programs.

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