St. Patrick Center provides opportunities for self-sufficiency and dignity to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Individuals and families build permanent, positive change in their lives through safe and affordable housing, sound mental and physical health, and employment and financial stability.
Working collaboratively with individuals, businesses, government and other service providers, St. Patrick Center will end chronic homelessness in the St. Louis region through Housing First, an evidence-based practice that tells us to remove barriers, do intake and assessment early, move people into housing and offer them support to achieve their goals.
Programs and Services
St. Patrick Center is a Housing First model and the lead agency for Coordinated Entry, a multi-agency effort under Housing First. Intake specialists conduct discovery sessions with clients, which allow them to help people secure housing and provide the correct level of support services before, during and after they are housed.
People who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless may come for a private discovery session with an intake specialist at the St. Patrick Center Welcome Center at 800 North Tucker Blvd in downtown St. Louis, Monday-Friday from 8am-4:30pm, or at Biddle Housing Opportunities Center, also downtown, at 1313 North 12th Street, seven days a week from 6:30am-7pm. No appointment is necessary.
Housing First does not mean housing only. St. Patrick Center provides a comprehensive approach, offering support services that the agency does well and referring clients to other agencies for their areas of expertise.
Support services are necessary for Housing First to succeed. They help people get stable, set and achieve goals, and lead productive lives. Support services include job and skills training, employment placement and behavioral health programs.
St. Louis, MO 63101