St. Patrick Center Executive Director Leo Paradis in the 1990s achieved the goal to create a one-stop caring center for homeless services. The key to this success was the formation of a network of agencies that expressed the same vision. Leo recognized that this shared concept could be a national model for the care and treatment of people who are homeless and at risk, and turned dream into reality.
“St. Patrick Center was our response to a vision of a place where all essential homeless services could be accessed under one roof,” said Leo. “Thanks to dedicated staff and huge community support, St. Patrick Center has become a standard of excellence committed to eradicating homelessness as we know it.”
In 2000, thanks to a generous capital gift from the Sverdrup Corporation, St. Patrick Center and five other service providers moved into the 100,000 square foot building at 800 North Tucker Boulevard in downtown St. Louis. From emergency to stabilization, housing, employment and health programs and services came together in one place.
Take a Tour
Learn more about the work we do by booking a tour of St. Patrick Center. Tours are scheduled by appointment; we request two weeks advance notice. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Catholic Charities Conference Center
We hold a variety of events in the Catholic Charities Conference Center, named for Catholic Charities of St. Louis for their generous donation to make this space possible.