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Monthly Sustainers

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!

$5 per month

provides residents like Lisa fuel to get to work for a week.

$10 per month

provides residents like Keaven dinner for one day.

$15 per month

provides residents like Stanley with quality nursing care for one day.


Become a Monthly Sustainer today!

To become a Monthly Sustainer, just fill out the donation form below selecting the amount you wish to donate each month.

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Benevolent Care

For over 60 years, St. Louis Center has remained focused on St. Louis Guanella’s vision to provide loving service to the most vulnerable people in our community, without regard to their economic status. With this as our mission, St. Louis Center always focuses first on resident care.

What is Benevolent Care?

Man with down Syndrome holds artBenevolent Care is financial support from charitable contributions necessary to cover the services that are not met by earned revenue. Given the limits of earned income, and the reality that very few families can afford the total cost of care, St. Louis Center strives to offer Benevolent Care to cover the difference.

More than half of the total costs must be fund raised to provide a level of care, which includes 24/7 supervision, protection, transportation, meal preparation, medication administration, community involvement, and assistance with other activities of daily life. The difficulties the pandemic caused over the last few years have made the need to provide Benevolent Care even more poignant.

Depending on the level of care, the cost of services to a person living at the Center may be as much as $8,000. A social security supplement (SSI/A) covers only room and board, which is about 20% of the total. Some residents do have support from their local Community Mental Health organization and a Medicaid waiver program. Many residents do not qualify for this governmental benefit, and apply instead for a small Personal Care Supplement (less than $10 per day).

Benevolent Care by the numbers:man and woman near tulips

$3,300,000 – The total cost of Benevolent Care that St. Louis Center must fund raise each year, ie, the amount above earned revenue such as SSI or other individual support.

$9,041 – The approximate cost of Benevolent Care to St. Louis Center each day.

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

According to the 2020 audit, St. Louis Center administrative and overhead expenses were only 21%, in line with well-managed nonprofit best practices. You can be confident that your donation to the Center is going to good use.

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



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