Catholic Charities at a Glance -
Who we are and what we do

Catholic Charities of St. Louis (CCSTL) has been helping people in need since 1912. Organized as a federation of eight agencies, Catholic Charities assists 147,000 people annually through more than 100 programs at 50 sites. CCSTL serves 11 counties in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Our Mission: In response to the teachings of Jesus Christ, our mission is to serve people in need, especially those who are poor and vulnerable; work to improve social conditions for all people in the community; and to call members of the Church and community to do the same.

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services provides a continuum of care to senior adults including social, health and housing services.

Catholic Charities Community Services provides legal assistance, refugee services, housing crisis and homeless prevention to individuals and families in need.

Catholic Family Services is a professional counseling agency which provides community-based education and mental health services at numerous outreach locations.

Good Shepherd Children & Family Services provides the highest quality foster care, adoption, expectant parent counseling, advocacy and residential services.

Marygrove provides day and residential treatment for children and youth, including diagnosis, therapy and treatment, education and healthcare.  Marygrove also provides crisis care, therapeutic foster care, transitional and independent living programs.

Queen of Peace Center is a family-centered behavioral healthcare provider for women with addiction, their children and families.

Saint Martha's Hall offers shelter, counseling and education to battered women and their children.

St. Patrick Center
provides opportunities for self-sufficiency and dignity to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.



Home(s) for the Holiday

The lights are twinkling and the bells are jingling!  This holiday season, spread joy through music. This Holiday Season, a group of St. Louis musicians will make it possible for concert goers to make a real difference in the lives of others while spending an evening enjoying some of the best holiday tunes set to a Rock ’n’ Roll beat at the Pageant. The show will take place December 14, 7 pm at the Pageant in University City. Tickets are $20 and 100% of proceeds benefit charity.

Members of St. Louis bands like My 2 Planets, Soul Kiss, Seven Star and Vote for Pedro will be playing their favorite Rock ’n versions of holiday songs including Chuck Berry’s “Little St. Nick,” “Rock ‘n’ Around the Christmas Tree,” Train’s version of “What Child is This,” U2’s “Christmas/Please Come Home” and John Lennon’s “Happy Christmas, War is Over” just to name a few. The band will be backed up by the award-winning St. Louis University High School Varsity Choir.

What really makes the concert unique though is that ticket buyers will get to choose which charity they support when they purchase their ticket. And thanks to support by Golden Oak Lending and the Pageant, every penny of ticket income will go directly to the charities. Purchase tickets at and select Catholic Charities to direct your ticket to us!

2014 Tax Credit Opportunities

Tax credits are now available from several of the Catholic Charities of St. Louis agencies.  Through the tax credit program, donors are able to reduce their 2014 state tax obligation. 

If you would like more information about this tax savings opportunity, please contact Sarah Simpson at 314.256.5927 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 Gifts like yours help us empower 147,000 people each year.


Catholic Charities could not offer our wealth of services without the time and talent of many committed volunteers. Our agencies as well as our administrative office depend upon the kindness of members in the community who offer their help.

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