Becca began as an MSW intern at St. Lawrence Place in 2005 and joined the staff full-time as Director of Grants and Special Projects in 2007. Becca writes and evaluates grants, organizes special events and serves as the communications coordinator at St. Lawrence Place.

CMA & SLP- Partnering for Youth Success

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Check out a great article about the important work Columbia Museum of Art is doing with the teens and children living at St. Lawrence Place, inside the latest Collections magazine:

Collections Winter 2014 Volume 98

A Quote from Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”




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As you read this, Lila Anna Sauls and I are living it up in NYC!  Just kidding!  We are leaving for NYC tomorrow morning, but we’re actually attending the annual Beyond Housing conference put on by the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness (ICPH).



Payless Provides Shoes for Homeless Children

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For the 6th year in a row, St. Lawrence Place received 50 shoe certificates from Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids, to provide new shoes for the kids and teens living at SLP.  Take a look at what their generous shoe certificate donation accomplished for our children:

Happy New Year from St. Lawrence Place!

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Here’s to a year full of new opportunities and hope!  From our families to yours, Happy New Year!


Kids Create: A Circle of Giving

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

Every year at the holidays, Eastminster Presbyterian Church hosts an amazing event for homeless and impoversished children in the Midlands, called Circle of Giving.


Each child in attendance gets to choose gift items for their immediate family members, and have the items wrapped up to take home and give at Christmas.  This event means so much to those who have so little.  The children are excited to be able to give gifts to their parents and siblings, and the mothers and fathers cherish the items they receive from their children.


Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers that make this event possible for our children and families!