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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Read about Rebbie and her family in the year-end appeal, which will appear in your mailbox soon, or click here to see her story online.

 

If you didn't receive a copy but would like to contribute to help care for St. Louis Center residents like Rebbie, you can print and mail your donation here.

 



Holiday Wish Lists

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

 

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

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ST. LOUIS CENTER

St. Louis Center is facing decreased funding and increased costs during the ongoing COVID epidemic.  

Your generosity is more important now than ever in helping to ensure the continuing care of our residents. Every donation helps!

Ways to support St. Louis Center residents:

  • Designate SLC to receive your Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD IRS Pub)
    Contributions made directly from your IRA can save you money at tax time. 
    Read here for more information.

We are all most grateful!


 STORIES OF INSPIRATION
to Brighten Your Holidays

As we enter the holidays, we know that this is a season like no other. So this year, we're publishing a series of heartwarming stories that demonstrate the good you've helped us accomplish over the past year.  We hope they lift your spirits as much as they have lifted ours!


 Meet Rabecca ...

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Our first story is about Rabecca, or Rebbie as her dad and grandmother affectionately call her. Rebbie has only lived at St. Louis Center for just less than a year, but it's been a time of big transformation for her and her family. 

Rebbie's grandmother, Sally, and father, Mike, were trying to give her the round-the-clock care she needed and manage their own health challenges at the same time. Things became especially challenging when Rebbie aged out of the program she had been in and ended up spending most of her time in her room listening to music. Because she wasn't moving much, Rebbie had begun to gain weight. But worst of all, her family could see that she had stopped making progress. 

MeetRabecca2.jpgAfter reaching the heart-wrenching conclusion that they could no longer provide the care she needed, Sally and Mike came to St. Louis Center for a visit. Fortunately, a spot was available.

"It was an answer to prayer," Sally said. "Rebbie's in a place where people look upon her with love and understanding and strive to help her communicate. We can see that she is making progress and being well taken care of. It is a huge blessing that she is at the Center--her lifetime home."

A Loving Home - Count Me In.pngYou can read more about Rebbie and her family in the year-end appeal, which will appear in your mailbox soon, or click here to see her story online.

If you didn't receive a copy but would like to contribute to help care for St. Louis Center residents like Rebbie, you can print and mail your donation here.


Thanks to our neighbors ...

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Chuck and Judy Koenn, friends and neighbors of St. Louis Center, recently stopped by to spread some cheer and decorate for fall. This support and goodwill mean so much to all of us here at the Center. So, during this week of giving thanks, we want to say to each of you who has been by our side, THANK YOU!

Your faithful, kind and generous spirit have made such a difference to the residents and caregivers here at St. Louis Center. Over the past months, you have:

  • Donated dozens of weighted blankets to help calm anxious children
  • Sent countless cards and letters encouraging the residents at this uncertain time
  • Koenn-building.jpgDonated 65 coats to keep the residents warm this winter
  • Helped us reach our $250,000 matching goal
  • Sponsored and played in the Golf & Glory Outing in September, making it a success in spite of many changes this year
  • Shown your generosity and caring in countless other ways

On behalf of everyone here at St. Louis Center, please accept our thanks and heartfelt wishes for a safe and happy holiday season.


Holiday 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. When you purchase off these lists your gift will be shipped by Amazon directly to St. Louis Center.

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COTTAGE HOMES HOUSE WARMING

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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COLD WEATHER CLOSETS

Socks, gloves, shirts, thermals...
Our residents of all ages need to have their cold weather closets replenished as the winter weather sets in.


  NEWS

LATEST NEWS
What's happening at St. Louis Center

 COVID-19 UPDATE
Staying Safe - St. Louis Center COVID updates

 NEWSLETTER
View our most recent newsletters here.

 Click here for a complete listing of all events*, including those which
have been postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis.


DONATE TODAY

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Your generosity is more important now than ever in helping to ensure the continuing care of our residents. Every general donation helps, or you can DONATE to specific STAR ITEM needs as we work to fill our two new cottage homes with comforts and furniture.

We are all most grateful!


 

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