In the past year, 155,236 people benefited from our services. 78% of these people live below the poverty line. ($22,350 for a family of four.)
- 157,041 meals were served to homeless people.
- 28,853 calls were made to the Homeless Hotline seeking emergency shelter.
- 29,475 seniors were housed, fed, counseled, or received some other services.
- 17,979 children served directly through foster care, residential placements, day care, after school and summer programs.
- 15,617 instances of basic needs assistance services i.e. clothing, prescriptions, and other vital services.
- 1,373 people received legal assistance.
- 4,432 adults received assistance with job searches or training.
- 114 refugees were re-settled.
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 benefit, on average, approximately 155,000 poor and impoverished people annually.
Catholic Charities agencies and 5,803 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. In recent years, we have expanded services to serve children and adults in Jefferson, St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren, Ste. Genevieve, Washington, and Perry Counties in Missouri.
Catholic Charities serves a wide range of disadvantaged populations: dependent, abused and neglected children; unemployed or homeless adults; parents and children requiring family counseling; people struggling as the result of drug abuse or alcoholism; senior citizens with special needs; economically disadvantaged people; and many more. Rev. 05/30/12