• Amount of MATCH met: 109% !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!% 109% !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!%

Because of YOU, we met and exceeded $200,000 MATCHED funds!

St. Louis Center received two $100,000 matched gifts. Not only was the match met – we EXCEEDED it, with a final total of $218,894!



Stories that Inspire – FLOURISH!

A flourishing person is living a good, fulfilling life, a life with a sense of purpose.

Close up portrait of a bald man wearing round blue glasses
Alex Bloom’s journey stands as a shining testament to the transformative power of unwavering support and love in shaping one’s path from childhood to adulthood. His story is woven with threads of resilience, highlighting the incredible potential found within nurturing environments. With a gaze reflecting both curiosity and resilience, Alex embodies the limitless possibilities present within every individual, irrespective of perceived limitations.

Mom, Dad, their four children and the family dog at a campfire

As the eldest among four siblings, Alex was embraced by a loving family that consistently prioritized his needs. His formative years at the Benedictine School in Maryland, from 1982 to 1989, created enduring connections, reflected in the cherished cards he receives from the caring sisters who guided him.

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.” – Virginia Satir

A Move Toward Independence

Driven by his mother Martha’s unwavering dedication, Alex found a space where he could both flourish and be supported. Moving into a condo within a community of his peers, facilitated by the Intentional Communities of Washtenaw, became a stepping stone towards independence while still surrounded by a supportive network. Continue reading Alex’s story here…

St. Louis Center CEO Transition on December 1st

Dear friends,Fr. Satheesh and Fr. Enzo Addari

We know there is a time when we start a project and also a time when we need to transition the activities to other hands. The last 18 years have been thriving years for St. Louis Center…

Read more from Fr. Enzo about this transition here.

We met the MATCH! Thank you!

Donate by credit card, debit, or EFT using the online form below, or send a check to St. Louis Center 16195 Old US 12, Chelsea, MI 48118.

Help cover the cost of benevolent care for residents like Alex.

Many of the residents at the center, rely on your help to provide the Benevolent Care that is needed to help him maintain his community-oriented life.

We use the term Benevolent Care often here at St. Louis Center, but what does that mean? The Center receives funding from residents (through social security), their families and/or state and federal sources. However, the cost of care exceeds those reimbursements by $3,000 to $5,000 a month per resident, depending on their level of need. St. Louis Center must raise Benevolent Care funds to cover that gap. Those funds provide for direct care workers who provide for residents’ daily needs, shelter, clothing, food, and things like toiletries and supplies.

Benevolent Care donations are tax deductible and help St. Louis Center provide a dynamic and engaged life for its 64 residents each day. You can learn more about Benevolent Care at St. Louis Center here.

Who can I speak with about donating to St. Louis Center?

St. Louis Center’s Development Department staff would be happy to speak with you about your giving options and to answer any questions you may have about the Center, its programs, and its vision for the future.

Email slcdev@stlouiscenter.org or call 734-475-8430 x260.

Or, we invite you to visit St. Louis Center to see our facility and the good work we do. Schedule a visit today!

An acknowledgment will be sent to you for your tax-deductible gift.

Gifts In Memory of or To Honor Someone Special

Julian EarlyIf your gift is in memory of a loved one or to honor a special person or event, we will notify the family of your donation. Please provide their name and mailing address in the “Notificants” field when you submit your donation. Learn more here…

Monthly Sustainers

You can support the Center with a recurring gift of any amount. When making a donation online, check the box “Show my support by making this a recurring donation” to spread out your giving into monthly payments. Learn more here…

Lasting gifts and other ways to give

There are many ways to make a lasting gift or to have your support go further, including employer match programs, pledges, gifts of stock, IRA distributions, planned gifts and bequests, or real estate. Learn more here…

If you are interested in any of these forms of support, please contact the Development Department.

79% of donations received go to the care of the Center’s residents.

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.

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.