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.
Perseverance at St. Louis Center
Your donation now MATCHED!
A very generous, anonymous donor offered to match $100,000 of gifts for #SLCBenevolentCare during the month of December. Help us meet the MATCH! Your generosity and support could help provide TWICE as many days of benevolent care for St. Louis Center residents. All new Monthly Sustainers in December will have their gifts matched for a full year.
Time left to DOUBLE your donation:
Perseverance is a steadfast effort to do or achieve something by overcoming difficulties. Perseverance is a perfect word to describe what happens every day at St. Louis Center, where residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) learn and grow while overcoming challenges that stand in their way.
Fr. Enzo shared a story of his youth in this year's letter. Fr. Enzo was able to bring what he learned about perseverance to St. Louis Center to help him care for the residents. Click here to read Fr. Enzo's year-end letter.
Your love and support has helped people with I/DD to persevere and overcome the tough times of the last few years. You play an important part in each of the St. Louis Center residents' perseverance journeys. The residents and staff of the Center thank you!
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 performing the Christmas...
Perseverance is not a long race; it is...
There is always something to be...
Albert (Bert) has an infectious smile...
The 2022 Fall Dinner Auction was a...
One of the greatest times of the year...
A letter recounting a St. Louis Center...
Each year the Columbus Day Celebration...
Help build a lighthouse of hope by...
Lisa gets a blue ribbon and a place of...
Most of the St. Louis Center residents...
Lee Booth moved to St. Louis Center...
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 Linda one week of laundry supplies.
$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.
Your gift of any amount is always appreciated!
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”.
Help provide support over time with a recurrent donation, matching fund, or planned gift.
We’re all excited to resume in-person ways to benefit the lives of SLC residents.
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