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 156,000 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 recovery facility exclusively for women which provides comprehensive treatment services for addiction and mental illness.
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.
CCSTL Good News Bulletin
Catholic Charities and our eight organizations have good news to share.
Help a person in need
celebrate this Christmas
We believe that Christmas is a time when everyone should be able to enjoy the comforts of their home and share in the joy of the holidays. This can be difficult to do when you cannot afford to put gifts under the tree or a warm meal on the table.
Helping with our agencies Christmas wishes is a way for you to become directly involved in the lives of our clients. These are our friends and our families, and we want them to have a blessed Christmas. Together we can make a stronger community and a Merry Christmas for us all.
Join us for a worldwide wave of prayer
On Tuesday, December 10th, a worldwide movement will be launched to respond to the needs of the poor and vulnerable in our midst by praying and acting to end hunger.
At noon local time, a global wave of prayer will begin in Tonga and will progress around the world until it reaches American Samoa some 24 hours and more than 164 countries later. A prayer for the campaign is available here.
2013 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 2013 state tax obligation.
If you would like more information about this tax savings opportunity, please contact Jim Schaller, Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving, for Catholic Charities of St. Louis, at 314.256.5937, or email@example.com.
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.