Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Saint Louis is one of the largest private providers of social services in the state of Missouri. Organized as a federation, Catholic Charities is comprised of 8 agencies offering more than 100 programs to assist, on average, 147,000 people annually. Race, creed and ethnic background play no role in determining who receives help from Catholic Charities. Need is the only criterion.
Catholic Charities agencies and nearly 6,000 volunteers are dedicated to serving countless children, women, and men who do not have enough food to eat; who are deprived of adequate education, housing, or employment; who suffer the trauma of abuse or neglect.
Beyond the City
Need is no stranger in the counties surrounding St. Louis City. In recent years, we have expanded services to serve children and adults in St. Louis County, Jefferson, St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren, Ste. Genevieve, Washington, and Perry Counties.
Vision for the 21st Century
Believing in the presence of God in our midst, we proclaim the sanctity of human life and the dignity of the person. To this end, Catholic Charities works with individuals, families, and communities to help them meet their needs, address their issues, eliminate oppression and build a just and compassionate society.