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St. Louis Center

What We Offer

Community Integration

Community Integration.jpgResidents of St. Louis Center are provided regular opportunities to participate in activities and experiences outside of the Center, including competitive employment opportunities. Through these experiences, they explore Chelsea, Ann Arbor, and surrounding communities. They volunteer, work, participate, and build healthy relationships with others.

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities are like all of us; their lives are made much richer when they have the ability to work in and be involved with the community. Through their involvement with the Kiwanis Aktion Club, residents of St. Louis Center are developing their leadership and social skills by identifying, organizing, and carrying-out charitable projects at the local level. St. Louis Center residents volunteer at numerous community events such as the Chelsea Community Fair, the Heart and Sole race, Chelsea High School football games, Faith-in-Action, Meals on Wheels, Goodwill, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea, the Chelsea Summer Fest, and the Grass Lake Sanctuary.

Residents of St. Louis Center regularly visit the Chelsea Library and local restaurants, work out twice weekly at the Chelsea Wellness Center, and attend local fund raising and special events, such as the Hometown Holidays Parade, Sounds and Sights, the Run for the Rolls, and other community fund raising events. Residents attend Special Olympics annually. Each Saturday, they bowl with fellow Saturday Morning Challengers at Belmark Lanes in Ann Arbor. Their lives are made richer by regular outings to local and regional sporting events, festivals, and other special events. Interested residents are provided transportation to bible study groups in the community and to weekly services to other denominations. Catholic services are provided on-site and in Chelsea.

St. Louis Center’s residents are part of the fabric of Chelsea community life and they make Chelsea an even better community.