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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Your support for our “Home for the Holidays” year-end campaign blew us away! Read about how all of you stepped up to support our mission. We thank you for your generosity.

St. Patrick Center Changes Lives


“It’s a blessing to be able to sit down together to commune over a hot meal. This is the closest thing that they have to family.” –Roland

Former client and current staff cook Roland shares his transformational story from abuse and homelessness to housing and inner peace, plus his ability to mentor others in need.

Roland cropped for web


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 3,680 St. Patrick Center volunteers donate 35,487 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.