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.


Learn more about our 40 in 40 Housing Challenge

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Join St. Patrick Center’s new 40 in 40 Housing Challenge and help end homelessness for 40 clients and their families in the next 40 days! Please consider what you can donate, of the items below, during our 40 in 40 Housing Challenge to help our clients with what they need to turn their houses into homes. Get together with your family, friends, co-workers or church group and make a difference for people in need.






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.



More than 3,700 St. Patrick Center volunteers each year donate nearly 63,000 hours sorting donations, working fundraising events, serving lunch, making casseroles and more.



We have a variety of events throughout the year, from fundraisers to client events, community support and young friends.

Housing First

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.

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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.


McMurphy’s Café

McMurphy’s Café at St. Patrick Center offers delicious, house-made lunch featuring fresh, seasonal produce and locally sourced items. Serving as an employment training program, McMurphy’s Café is unique, helping to prepare St. Patrick Center clients for careers in the food service industry. In addition to McMurphy’s Café, the training program also includes an expanded catering menu and private meeting room space, available for rent.


Johnny grew up with eight sisters. The nine siblings lost their parents within a few years of each other and Johnny says he nearly gave up. In his grief, he turned to alcohol and drugs. “I felt like I let my sisters down, not being able to take care of things.”

Johnny says he could always find work but needed a little help and someone told him about St. Patrick Center. He participated in the Homeless Employment Program, which eventually resulted in employment in the landscaping industry. “I’m practically a master bushman now. I train other crew members and every season, my boss calls me to come back to work.”

“St. Patrick Center strengthened me, gave me hope and helped me go in a new direction.”
“St. Patrick Center strengthened me, gave me hope and helped me go in a new direction.”


MARCH 3, 2017


The Young Friends of St. Patrick Center invite you to join in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day
at the best party in town!