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.

Catholic Charities of St. Louis has been helping people in need since 1912. Organized as a federation of eight agencies, Catholic Charities assists 124,000 people annually through more than 100 programs at 50 sites. Catholic Charities serves 11 counties in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

The Catholic Charities Central Office provides advocacy, centralized administration, accreditation, human resources, communications, quality assurance and fund development for the eight organizations that make up the Catholic Charities Federation.

Catholic Charities serves a wide range of people: children who are dependent, abused and neglected; adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness; women who are abused; parents and children requiring family counseling; people struggling as the result of drug abuse or alcoholism; older adults with special needs; and many more. Our goal is clear. We seek to break the cycle of poverty, abuse and neglect, empower people to make permanent changes in their lives and support people to lead self-sufficient, dignified lives.