Stepping Stones Capital Campaign

Construction Update

On January 2nd, 2014 our general contractor, Busboom and Rauh, began construction of our new PRTF building on the Salina West Campus. We will be posting short video clips of the progress of the building construction. We hope you enjoy watching these updates.

Fr. Ed+

Fr. Edward W. Fellhauer
Welcome From Fr. Ed

Thank you for visiting the “Stepping Stones for Tomorrow” webpage. Here you’ll find a wealth of information about our proposed new Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) at Saint Francis Community Services.

Confident in God’s grace and continued blessing, the Saint Francis Board of Directors has approved the launch of a capital campaign to build a new PRTF. The new building will be built on the campus -- just outside of Salina, Kansas -- where our current facility is located.
Make a difference in the lives of children
Just as Fr. Robert “Bob” Mize ventured in faith to buy our first building (now close to 100 years old), we are moving forward committed to making a difference in the lives of children and youths with severe emotional and behavioral needs.

I ask you to join us in this exciting new project to help provide for the children that God has given into our care. They deserve the best facility that we can build for the help that they so desperately need.

Our capital campaign is called “Stepping Stones for Tomorrow” and it will allow Saint Francis to serve an expanding population of boys and girls with severe emotional and behavioral disorders. The new building will allow us to provide care and treatment to children ages 6 to 18 in a new, therapeutically designed, light-filled facility, with a home-like environment.

Please prayerfully consider making a gift to support our campaign “Stepping Stones for Tomorrow.” Your gift will make a difference in the life of a child.

For your convenience you can pledge your support online at

I want to thank you for keeping Saint Francis in your prayers and for your financial support for our capital campaign “Stepping Stones for Tomorrow.” I know that together we will succeed in building a future for the children.

In Christ,

Fr. Ed+

The Very Rev. Edward W. Fellhauer
Dean and President
Artist's renderings of new psychiatric residential treatment facility.
Artist's renderings of proposed Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility

Campaign Prayer

God of Love:

When you were among us incarnate, you took little children in your arms and blessed them. And throughout the ages you have called us through prophets and your Son, our Savior, to care for those in need. Family We ask your guidance as we seek to build a new residential center for those children who need the healing that only your love can give, and which can be best accomplished in an environment of security, light, safety, and hope. Help us to accomplish this dream to your glory and the welfare of your people. In Christ’s Name we pray.



The support of our donors, alumni, friends of Saint Francis, loyal longtime supporters, staff members, and community partners has been significant to the success of this project. Your gift to our building fund campaign will make the difference in the lives of many children as we continue to provide a high quality of service to the children and families in spirit, mind, and body.

For more information please contact:
John Hoskins
Vice President, Marketing
Senior Philanthropic Advisor