A note about language: As researchers and community organizers, the HGStL team sometimes uses the word ‘male(s)’ to describe anyone who self-identifies as a boy or man without dividing the population we serve by age. For more information about the important differences between these and other related terms, and to learn more about sex and gender identity, please visit: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/gender-identity/sex-gender-identity.
- Develop regional and local strategic plans to disrupt dehumanizing care or fragmented care coordination, using life coaches.
- Provide 7-Pillars of Personalized & Comprehensive Care to help improve the well-being and economic upward mobility of an entire population of black boys and men, ages 12-29 years, in specific Saint Louis geographic areas within a generation, by the year 2040.
Membership [in HomeGrown StL] has benefitted us through the opportunities we’ve had to network with other community-based organizations who are serving minority boys and men. It’s given me an opportunity to sort of model some of their approaches to providing services.
— Erise Williams, Jr., President and CEO of Williams and Associates Inc.