In response to the teachings of Jesus Christ, Catholic Charities of St. Louis serves 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.

Helping People In Need Since 1912

Catholic Charities of St. Louis has been helping people in need since 1912. Organized as a federation of eight agencies and serving 11 counties in the St. Louis region, Catholic Charities impacted the lives of more than 103,500 people last year alone.

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

Serving A Wide Range Of People

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

Learn More About Catholic Charities

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A look at Catholic Charities of St. Louis and its eight federated organizations: