Faith in Action® - East St. Louis
 FAST - Faith in Action®  to Serve and Transform
       serving the greater East St. Louis area. 





   "This is not my work, this
 is God's work."

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2nd Edition
3rd Edition

4th Edition

FAST Brochure

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Faith in Action® to Serve and Transform (FAST) is a ministry of HealthVisions East St. Louis, a faith-based ministry organization of HealthVisions Midwest, which is sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.  HealthVisions Midwest initiates, coordinates and implements community-based health improvement activities through partnerships.
The mission of HealthVisions East St. Louis calls us to work with those who are underserved and lack social and financial resources through partnerships with faith communities, health and social organizations.
FAST serves residents in East St. Louis, Washington Park, Lovejoy, Centreville and Alorton, Illinois.  There is no charge for services provided!

Our mission

Inspired by the compassion of Christ, "FAST" promotes healthier living and independence by providing interfaith, volunteer-based, non-medical support and caregiver services to individuals who are homebound, frail, elderly, disabled or afflicted with chronic illnesses in the Greater East St. Louis community.  FAST seeks to ease loneliness and isolation.

Our services

FAST offers services in: 

  • Friendly visits
  • Telephone Reassurance
  • Minor Home Repairs
  • Yard Work
  • Transportation to medical appointments
  • Shopping and Errands
  • Ramp Installation (Ramps are installed when funding is available.)
  • Light housekeeping
  • Information and referrals


You can help continue the mission and work of Faith in Action® to Serve and Transform by becoming a “Circle of Friends” member or making a donation to our ministry.  By becoming a “Circle of Friends” member you agree to make a contribution to our ministry on a monthly basis.

Make checks payable to:           

Faith in Action® to Serve and Transform
4601 State Street,  Suite 220-230
East St. Louis, IL  62205


FAST is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the Internal Revenue Service organization.  Your contribution is tax deductible.


"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger you invited me in.  I needed clothes and you clothed me. I was sick and you looked after me . . ."   Matthew 25:35-36