Mellinda Wilson, direct care supervisor, enjoys a concert in the gym with Dean, a resident of Fr. Guanella Hall.

A New Direction for St. Louis Center

Effective June 21, 2021, St. Louis Center has embarked on a new strategic direction aligned with Pope St. John Paul II’s “After Us” program, caring for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who are aging.

As a result, SLC has elected to discontinue its child care license for children from the State of Michigan. SLC will continue its long tradition of caring for male and female adults with I/DD.  Read more here…


Highlights from this Issue
Back in Aktion - p2

Back in Aktion

Crafts to help enrich life - Page 3

Crafts to help enrich life

Golfers show their support - Page 4

Golfers show their support

Note from new Supreme Knight - Page 5

Note from new Supreme Knight

Events to attend - Page 6

Events to attend

True cost of care - Page 7

True cost of care


Matching Gift Campaign

A generous donor has offered to provide a $250,000 match to SLC for all matching donations from $1,000 – $25,000. We have achieved the halfway point, and the challenge match has been extended until September 30th! Contributions can be made in a variety of ways including monthly, quarterly, one-time, by pledge.

Help meet the match here…

Update on COVID-19 Mitigation at St. Louis Center

We are finally emerging from the Pandemic and very happy to do so! Although the State of Michigan has lifted many regulations, long term care facilities such as St. Louis Center continue to need many of the restrictions. If you are visiting St. Louis Center, we ask that you be patient with us as we continue to keep our residents safe from Covid-19.

Read more here…


From Fr. Enzo

From Fr. Enzo...At the time of the 50th anniversary celebration, the St. Louis Center administration and some stakeholders had a meeting regarding the future of SLC. All came to the realization that something new had to be planned for a new chapter of SLC’s glorious history. After meaningful research, we discovered that aging adults with I/DD are the new chapter for SLC history. This became part of the strategic plan.

As of June 20, 2021, we closed the programs for minors. This allowed us to refocus on the original vision of the strategic plane and to dedicate SLC services to an aging population, thus carrying out what St. John Paul II called the After Us program. Read more…