A caring residential community
for people with intellectual and
developmental disabilities

A caring residential community for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

St. Louis Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Federal Tax ID: 38-6038121


fall-color-brochure-p1.pngThinking about traveling?
St. Louis Center "Splendor of Autumn" New England Tour!

Oct 16 - 23, 2021

See charming coastal towns, the power of the Atlantic Ocean, and stunning vistas with leaves turning from green to shades of reds, yellows and oranges. Then turn inland, spending the night in the White Mountains, go on a moose safari and see the Castle in the Clouds, an off the beaten path mansion. You'll be amazed at the wonder you'll see on this journey.

Learn more here.




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Just follow the link and designate St. Louis Center as your charity of choice. Then when you shop Amazon using Smile.Amazon.com to log into your account, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to St. Louis Center as the charitable organization of your choice! There is never any cost to you.

You may also shop St. Louis Center's Wish Lists for items specifically requested by or needed for residents and staff at the Center. If you choose to purchase anything off the list, your gift will be shipped directly to SLC.




What's happening at St. Louis Center

Vaccinations bring hope to St. Louis Center

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Just announced... St. Louis Center "Splendor of Autumn" New England Tour!

Helping Children Overcome Trauma

Tammy Ratz.pngSt. Louis Center has more than 100 direct care staff and supervisors, nurses, therapists, social workers and kitchen and maintenance staff, who are devoted to taking care of the 70 residents who call the Center home. We will be sharing some of their stories with you in the coming months and hope that you enjoy getting to know them. Here we introduce Tammy Ratz, Trauma Therapist.

SLC children marshmallow challenge.pngTammy is a children and family therapist and a certified trauma therapist who began working with St. Louis Center in 2019. Her work focuses on helping the Center’s children, who have been removed from their homes because of abuse and neglect, deal with their trauma. She spends a lot of time getting to know each child and building trust. This can include activities like reading, playing with sensory balls, and craft projects that help them relax and put their mind at ease, as in these photos. Some of St. Louis Center's chilren relax and have fun playing the Marshmallow Challenge.

“You have to build rapport before doing any type of trauma work,” said Tammy. “Things then begin to come out when they are feeling comfortable."
Click here to read more about Tammy Ratz and helping children overcome trauma.



St. Louis Center Staff Pull Together

Rick Visel.jpgThe pandemic has affected us all in ways we could never have anticipated. St. Louis Center is no exception. In spite of the immense challenges—or maybe because of them—we have also experienced a number of blessings. Here is a look back over the last several months, as shared by Program Director, Rick Visel.

Click here to READ this and other stories about St. Louis Center staff and family.



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