A caring residential community
for people with intellectual and
developmental disabilities

A caring residential community for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

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Recognizing that staffing costs will remain high into 2021, the Knights of Columbus State Council has generously offered to help continuing the match for donations made up to $100,000 from January 1 - March 31 2021!


Double your donation and give infinite smiles HERE.


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


21-0215 Dementia Webinar.pngFree Online Presentation
"Helpful Tools for Those Caring for Dementia"
with Deana Fisher, LMSW, St. Louis Center COO
Wed., Mar. 24, 2021 7 PM
This event is open to anyone caring for an individual with dementia. The webinar is free, but registration is required.


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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.


Wish Lists

Visit St. Louis Center on Amazon Smile to help fill our:


Your kind gift will be shipped directly to St. Louis Center!




Sign up for Amazon Smile!

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 the charitable organization of your choice.

There is never any cost to you.



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.

Children Doing Crafts.jpgThis past fall, residents were eagerly looking forward to going back to school and seeing their friends and teachers. However, after a very brief time in the classroom, a resurgence of the coronavirus sent everyone back to virtual learning. Soon, the disruption of their routines and monotony of being confined to their homes began to show itself as outbursts and behaviors doubled. It was particularly difficult for the children, who thrive on routine and who need tactile ways of learning.

At the same time, St. Louis Center’s summer help returned to college and staffing levels dropped, creating a huge challenge in providing the care and extra attention the residents so greatly needed. drawing coloring.png“We realized that we were not going to be able to find enough new employees willing to work and we needed to change our mindset,” said Rick.

Fortunately, the Center’s support staff came to the rescue. “Without hesitation, all of our maintenance, housekeeping and food service employees became cross trained to work as Direct Care Staff,” said Rick. “As an organization, we all came together in an effort to provide our residents with the proper care. Many staff members to this day are still signing up to work 56-hour work weeks to ensure our standard of care is maintained.”

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Your donation DOUBLED - Now through March 31st!

Because of your generosity, we achieved our matching goal in December and raised the funds needed to cover the financial gap we were facing. The Knights of Columbus State Council, inspired by the generous matching donors in December and recognizing that staffing costs will remain high into 2021, have generously offered to help continuing the match for donations made up to $100,000 from January 1 - March 31 2021.

Meet-the-Match button.pngSLC residents are living a full life at the Center because of your generosity. Every dollar you contribute helps provide the specialized, around the clock care that the 70 adults and children need each and every day.

Read more stories about our generous community on our Latest News blog and Facebook page.

The smiles are contagious to those who give!

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Winter Wish Lists

Visit our Cottage Homes House Warming and Cold Weather Closets charity wish lists on Smile.Amazon to help fill our new cottages with housewarming gifts and to keep our residents closets full with cold weather clothing in the coming months. And, just added, SLC's very busy maintenance crew is in need of fully stocked SLC Tool Boxes, and our children need a wider range of reading books after months of virtual learning such as those on the SLC Readers are Leaders list.

When you purchase off these lists your gift will be shipped by Amazon directly to St. Louis Center. However, the gifts on these lists are suggested, and similar items purchased and donated from other sources are much appreciated!

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Sheets, towels, dishes, toasters... Purchase housewarming items for our new cottages, making them ready for ten residents to move in soon.
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Socks, gloves, shirts, thermals... Our residents of all ages need to have their cold weather closets replenished as the winter weather sets in.
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With such a large campus to maintain... Crew members of SLC's maintenance staff are each in need of a fully stocked tool box.
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These books will help... Our school-age residents are all enrolled in virtual learning right now. These books will help them succeed in their reading skills.


What's happening at St. Louis Center

Vaccinations bring hope to St. Louis Center

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