What We Offer


St. Louis Center

What We Offer


The Children’s Program is designed to assist children and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities in developing skills that will help them maximize their potential and ultimately reside in the least restrictive community setting.

To be eligible for admission into one of St. Louis Center’s homes for children and youth, an individual must have a diagnosis of an intellectual/developmental disability and cognitive impairment that significantly impairs life skills in the following areas: self-care; expressive/receptive language; learning; the ability to make healthy personal decisions; the ability to relate to others in a positive way.

Areas assessed for admission include: feeding; bathing; hygiene; mental health status; social domain.

We offer the following services to children and youth entrusted to our care:

  • Assessment 
  • Development of Person-Centered Plan 
  • Basic and preventive health care services; medication management; regular follow-up with residents’ medical providers 
  • Referrals and transportation to specialized behavioral, medical, and mental health services 
  • Enrollment in formal schooling including maintaining close working relationships with residents’ teachers and counselors 
  • Emotional and spiritual support 
  • Programs that build body, mind, and spirit
  • Transportation to school-based extracurricular activities, special events, field trips, home visits for family integration, and other activities 
  • Preparation for community living 
  • Facilitation of family reunification when feasible
  • Accommodations for parent overnight visits

Length of stay varies and is determined by the child’s needs. Placement can be for a few months to a year or more. Families of residents who reside at St. Louis Center are encouraged to visit and remain involved in their loved ones' lives. Families and friends are welcome to visit during reasonable hours.