Catholic Charities at a Glance -
Who we are and what we do

Catholic Charities of St. Louis (CCSTL) has been helping people in need since 1912. Organized as a federation of eight agencies, Catholic Charities assists 147,000 people annually through more than 100 programs at 50 sites. CCSTL serves 11 counties in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Our Mission: In response to the teachings of Jesus Christ, our mission is to serve people in need, especially those who are poor and vulnerable; work to improve social conditions for all people in the community; and to call members of the Church and community to do the same.

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services provides a continuum of care to senior adults including social, health and housing services.

Catholic Charities Community Services provides legal assistance, refugee services, housing crisis and homeless prevention to individuals and families in need.

Catholic Family Services is a professional counseling agency which provides community-based education and mental health services at numerous outreach locations.

Good Shepherd Children & Family Services provides the highest quality foster care, adoption, expectant parent counseling, advocacy and residential services.

Marygrove provides day and residential treatment for children and youth, including diagnosis, therapy and treatment, education and healthcare.  Marygrove also provides crisis care, therapeutic foster care, transitional and independent living programs.

Queen of Peace Center is a family-centered behavioral healthcare provider for women with addiction, their children and families.

Saint Martha's Hall offers shelter, counseling and education to battered women and their children.

St. Patrick Center
provides opportunities for self-sufficiency and dignity to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.



Are you looking for a new way to get involved, meet other young professionals, and serve your community?

Join us on Tuesday, July 29th from 5:30-7:30pm at Bar Louie in the Central West End to have some fun and learn more about how you can become a leader in the new Catholic Charities of St. Louis Junior Board.   As a Junior Board member, you will help the most vulnerable and most in need among us. Your involvement makes a difference.  Through volunteer activities, social events and networking opportunities, the Junior Board will assist in cultivating the next generation of leaders, while supporting a meaningful cause.  So bring a family member, friend, or co-worker and helps us spread the word about this exciting new opportunity with Catholic Charities.

Let’s see what St. Louis can do when answering the call to serve.  Because together, we can build a stronger community.  

RSVP to Emily Stuart at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Good News Bulletin

Catholic Charities and our eight organizations have good news to share.

For members of the media and those needing further information about Catholic Charities news items, contact Sarah Simpson.

2014 Tax Credit Opportunities

Tax credits are now available from several of the Catholic Charities of St. Louis agencies.  Through the tax credit program, donors are able to reduce their 2014 state tax obligation. 

If you would like more information about this tax savings opportunity, please contact Sarah Simpson at 314.256.5927 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 Gifts like yours help us empower 147,000 people each year.


Catholic Charities could not offer our wealth of services without the time and talent of many committed volunteers. Our agencies as well as our administrative office depend upon the kindness of members in the community who offer their help.

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6/23/2014 Marygrove
21st Annual Jeff Clinton Memorial Golf Tournament
4/14//2014 Good Shepherd
7th Annual Golf Tournament
4/4/2014 Queen of Peace

 27th Annual Invitational Golf Tournament

See a complete list of our Calendar of Events


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