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 keep a family safe at home.

2020 turned out to be a year of pandemic worries. For St. Patrick Center clients, these fears are magnified — how to pay rent, find a job, buy groceries, care for children and more.
St. Patrick Center programs and services are in high demand. This holiday season, help keep a family safe at home.

St. Patrick Center Changes Lives


“It can’t get better than this. St. Patrick Center helped me a lot. My prayers were answered.” –Kim


Kim was the child of alcoholic parents. She had her first drink at age 12 and started using drugs as a teenager. “I tried it all and could quit when I wanted to, but sometimes it got really bad.” Kim lost her parents and two brothers over the years, leaving her with just one sibling.



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.