About Us


Justine M. Petersen’s Vision

Justine PETERSEN furthers the legacy of Justine M. Petersen, a pioneer in advancing financial asset development among low and moderate-income individuals and families. Ms. Petersen melded the disciplines of social work and banking to yield partnerships that would allow individuals access to mainstream financial products and services. As an organization, Justine PETERSEN serves as a port of entry to mainstream finance, equipping and empowering individuals and families with the necessary knowledge, tools and products necessary to build intergenerational assets and wealth.

Our Mission

Justine Petersen Housing and Reinvestment Corporation (Justine PETERSEN) is a Missouri Not-for-Profit Corporation. Our mission is to connect institutional resources with the needs of low-to moderate-income individuals and families, helping them to build assets and create enduring change - not just for each individual or family that we assist, but the community as a whole.

Our mission is demonstrated by our services, which include credit building and financial education, homeownership preparation and retention, and micro-enterprise lending and training.

Our Values

Values Statement

  • We are people and community focused.
  • We are outcome-oriented.
  • We are proactive and responsive to the needs of the community and the people we serve.
  • We have high expectations of ourselves, our partners, and the people we serve.
  • We are innovative and willing to take risks to improve the quality of life for the people we serve and the community.
  • We believe that our staff and the people we serve are trustworthy and will take personal responsibility for their actions.
  • We strive to develop and maintain strong partnerships to maximize impact and propel our mission.
  • We are trustworthy stewards of the financial resources entrusted to our mission.

Our Journey