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.

Help with our urgent needs.


We’re going virtual! Although our 2020 Irish Open will look different, we’re excited to bring this tradition to your home. Irish Open’s live stream on Saturday, May 30 will feature St. Patrick Center updates, bidding on premium auction packages and bids to end homelessness. To view auction items (coming May 20) and participate, register here.

Covid-19 note: St. Patrick Center programs and services continue during this pandemic and we need your help. A monetary donation helps create some certainty and normalcy for people who need it most. We are also accepting food donations–casseroles and items for our daily sack lunch distributions and food pantry. Dock hours are Mon-Fri 8am-4pm. Thanks for all you do for us!

2020 Irish Open videos


“When I was in crisis, St. Patrick Center was my safety net.”–Todd


Todd grew up in an upper-middle class family, never wanting for anything. “I was spoiled and that was a tragedy.” When drugs came into his life, everything fell apart. Todd ended up in the penitentiary and then on the street—sitting in the cold, without enough money to buy a cup of coffee. “I got humbled—a blessing everyone needs to experience.”



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.



Nearly 3,835 St. Patrick Center volunteers donate 39,330 hours each year, 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

The first thing you may think about when it comes to assisting people experiencing homelessness is housing, but we have learned that it is actually more than housing.

In addition to providing our clients with permanent housing, St. Patrick Center provides valuable wrap-around support services such as job and skills training, employment placement and behavioral health programs. We also partner with other St. Louis area service providers to connect people to more community resources.

Read more about how we end homelessness through Housing First.

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