Sarah sets the table while her roommates prepare dinner.

Nurturing Independence

St. Louis Center continues to move forward in developing Independent Living Skills among the residents.

This year we established Mike’s House, an independent living home for women, and moved in five people. These ladies were excited to be able to have more independence, and, of course, the most exciting thing was being able to plan and cook their own meals. The Kitchen Supervisor, Robert Walker, first sat down with the group…  Read more here…

Highlights from this Issue

Page 2 – Admin Corner – Updates from Fr. Enzo

Page 3 – Family enriched by SLC placement

Page 4 – Great direct care workers

Page 5 – AAACF Supports SLC Meals on Wheels

Page 6 – Donors exceed challenge match goal

Page 7 – Remembering a life well-lived

Grant Support and a New Well

In order to provide the level of support for the residents and to grow and maintain the facilities, St. Louis Center receives a number of grants each year. In the last half of 2021, we received support from :

  • Anonymous Foundations
  • Catholic Foundation of Michigan
  • James A. and Faith Knight Foundation

Three grants combined to cover the cost of replacing one of the Center’s two primary wells. Almost sixty years old, one well was failing and needed replacement. Critical to the continued operation of SLC, this well supplied potable water to the Center’s main building, assisted living facility, and one residence. We give heartfelt thanks to the following three organizations, whose generosity ensures that clean water will always be available for the entire campus:

  • Chelsea Community Foundation
  • Helen McCalla Trust
  • Knights of Columbus Michigan State Council

Read more here…

From Fr. Enzo

We continue to move forward!From Fr. Enzo...

After closing the program for minors, SLC serves adults exclusively. Some of the higher functioning ladies were moved to an independent program where they are able , under staff supervision, to care for themselves and their needs.

We are planning additional programs similar to this one because we have a very long waiting list and there are many people who would like to be served at the Center. Unfortunately, due to lack of staff, we keep postponing the opening of new houses.   Read more…


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