ST. LOUIS CENTER
A caring residential community for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
St. Louis Center – 62 Years Strong!
Founded in 1960, St. Louis Center is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) residential community in Chelsea, MI for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Our programs are licensed by the State of Michigan and the agency is accredited by CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Learn more about our history and mission.
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IRA Rollover and DAFs
Make St. Louis Center the recipient of your IRA RMD Rollover or consider supporting the Center through your DAF.
Become a Monthly Sustainer
Give the ongoing gift of a secure home, quality care, and fun activities. Set up your recurring donation schedule.
Make a Donation of Stock
Learn more, then either print/send the pdf Stock Donation Form or fill out the online Stock Donation Form
Set Up a Planned Gift
What will your legacy be? Learn about the ways to make a planned gift through bequests, endowment, charitable trusts, and more.
Who are the special caregivers in your life who have made an impact? Help us honor your mother or other special caregivers by "planting a garden" on our wall at St. Louis Center now through the end of May.
Caregivers come in all types of persons. Who is the caregiver that has made the biggest impact on your life? Honor your cherished Caregiver by filling the "garden" at St. Louis Center with flowers and butterflies representing the ones you love.
Fill out the form at the button below to plant your flower with a minimum donation of $5. Or buy a shiny butterfly for the "garden" with a minimum donation of $50.
Click here for a comprehensive list of all upcoming St. Louis Center events,
or click on the icons below for details on how to attend individual events.
At St. Louis Center, we see perseverance everyday.
Perseverance is a perfect word to describe what happens every day at St. Louis Center, where residents with I/DD learn and grow while overcoming challenges that stand in their way.
Your support makes it easier to navigate these challenges.
Read St. Louis Center Stories of Inspiration below!
Residents Take the Stage – Open Spot Theater Production
The practice began in February for a...
Staff treated on Valentines Day by the Family Association
St. Louis Center Family Association...
Haylie Moran, Day Program Coordinator,...
A Night for the Residents to Shine
The Tim Tebow Foundation introduced...
St. Louis Spirit Quarterly Newsletter – Winter 2023
Renovations at St. Joseph's Hall have...
Chelsea Rotary and Key Club Present MLK Program to Residents
Learning about Martin Luther King...
St. Louis Center welcomes area Knights of Columbus Councils and families to a day of worship and discovery. Please come tour the campus and see firsthand how your support has been helping to better the lives of the residents. Join the Center Priests and residents for mass, or join after visiting your local parish. Then, enjoy the fellowship of other K of C Councils as you tour the campus, have a picnic lunch, and play family oriented games.
Help build a lighthouse of hope by becoming a Monthly Sustainer.
Did you know… You can support St. Louis Center with a Recurring Gift of any amount. Spread out your giving into monthly payments and ensure that the residents at the Center have the continued support and care they need each day. Learn more here!
Your monthly donation of any amount makes a tremendous impact all year long.
Become a Sustainer!
$5 per month
provides residents like Lisa fuel to get to work for a week.
$10 per month
provides residents like Jerome one day of fun in the Day Program.
$15 per month
provides residents like Stanley with quality nursing care for one day.
$20 per month
provides residents like Mark with quality therapies weekly.
$25 per month
provides residents like Jackie one month of internet access to connect with family and friends.
$50 per month
provides residents like Lee lawn care and grounds keeping for one month.
$75 per month
provides residents like Albert clean drinking water for a month.
$100 per month
provides residents like Ray natural gas to heat their homes.
DAY TO DAY SUPPORT
St. Louis Center is facing decreased funding and increased costs during the coronavirus epidemic.
Make a general donation.
Your gift of any amount is always appreciated!
Provide a Day of Benevolent Care.
Did you know that a single day of benevolent care costs $304 per resident? Benevolent care includes residents’ food, shelter, utilities, transportation, and clothing, as well as the staff who provide loving care and activities.
Make a difference in the life of a resident when you click here and select “Provide one day of Benevolent Care for a Resident”.
Visit St. Louis Center Charity Wish Lists on Smile.Amazon to have your gift shipped by Amazon directly to us.
Help provide support over time with a recurrent donation, matching fund, or planned gift.
Become a recurrent donor.
Spread out your giving of any amount into monthly payments while helping ensure that the residents at St. Louis Center have the continued support and care they need – Become a member of the Bosatta Society!
Double your dollars when you participate in an existing match, take part in your employer’s match, or offering a match challenge yourself. Learn more here!
There are many ways of giving that provide lasting support over time such as contributing to the Center’s endowment funds, planned gifts, large in-kind items, or real estate. Learn more about how to support St. Louis Center or contact us today to make an inquiry.
We’re all excited to resume in-person ways to benefit the lives of SLC residents.
Share your talents and time!
St. Louis Center provides an opportunity to interact with and get to know community members who are intellectually / developmentally disabled. Those who do quickly learn that labels are not people, and the people who call St. Louis Center home are extraordinary in many ways.
Start by telling us a bit more about what you would like to do and how much time you would like to commit here. Please be sure to let us know if you wish to volunteer as a group or have special interests.
Contact Us Directly
For questions about any St. Louis Center needs, please contact us at:
Phone: (734) 475-8430
Find out how St. Louis Center is changing lives.
The realization of the St. Louis Guanella Village has been the innovation carried out at St. Louis Center. The year of grace 2021 became the year of the full implementation of this vision; the program for minors was closed in June and the Center implemented the strategic plan of serving only adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, especially those who are aging.
~Fr. Enzo Addari, SdC, CEO