At The Center of Change
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.
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People come to us broken — we give them hope. They need a new start — we help them improve their lives.
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Introducing our new video. This is how St. Patrick Center solves homelessness.
St. Patrick Center is building permanent, positive change one life at a time. Each client is important; each donor is valued, each dollar is vital to our ability to help people change their lives.
St. Patrick Center is working collaboratively to transform homeless services and end chronic homelessness in the St. Louis region. Collaborations are with service providers, faith-based organizations, the business community and all levels of government.
There is one solution to ending chronic homelessness: housing. How will we do it? Housing First, a homeless assistance approach that prioritizes providing people experiencing homelessness with permanent housing as quickly as possible, and then providing supportive services as needed.
St. Patrick Center offers employment programs aimed at getting people back on their feet through job readiness training, advanced skills and placement into full-time and part-time jobs.
St. Patrick Center offers health programs for people experiencing behavioral health issues, such as mental illness and substance abuse. Through partnerships, we also connect people to primary healthcare through Affinia Healthcare and meditation groups through Anthropedia Foundation.
St. Patrick Center offers several programs and support services for veterans who served our country then found themselves homeless or at risk.
Delnita had her first drink at eight years old. A child of alcoholics, her drinking continued during her youth and adult life. “Alcoholism ran in my family and played a big role in my homelessness.” Over the years, she also survived abuse.
When Delnita’s apartment building was sold and the offers to “couch surf” ran out, she entered a 21-day emergency shelter. From there, she entered a two-year transitional housing program. “My case manager told me about St. Patrick Center and I was initially afraid and ashamed to visit.” Delnita joined our Shamrock Club day treatment program and got a job washing clothes. “The staff welcomed me and helped me build my character.” She also became the first female lead of our BEST employment program. Following that assignment, case managers helped her get a cleaning job at a downtown hotel.