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 156,000 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.

Annual Catholic Appeal 2014

Build My Church

April 26 - May 11, 2014

“As Catholics living in the world, it is important that we be visible witnesses of God's love and mercy, building up the Church.” -Archbishop Robert J. Carlson

14th Annual "Go-to-Bat for Kids"

Perhaps among your favorite childhood memories is a time you attended a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game. Can you help us bring the simple joy of a baseball game to children who would otherwise not have the opportunity? Please consider sponsoring a ticket for one or more children  as part of our Go to Bat for Kids event. Each ticket is just $25. 

On Friday, June 13th, the Cardinals will take the field against the Washington Nationals. Children in need in our community will be able to attend with the support of individuals just like you.For many of these children, this will be a rare opportunity to laugh, cheer, and simply have fun.

If you are able to “Go-to-Bat for Kids”, please print a form or donate online by May 31, 2014. 

Give STL day is one of the newest forms of philanthropy: a community-wide, 24 hour online fundraising event. Please support Catholic Charities and join the fun May 6th. Let's see what St. Louis can give in one day. 

Good News Bulletin

Catholic Charities and our eight organizations have good news to share.

For members of the media and those needing further information about Catholic Charities news items, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Sarah Simpson.

Keep Families Together

Support Immigration Reform

We support the Bishop's call and the Church in our stand to keep families together. We encourage you to watch and share this video.

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 156,000 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.

Volunteer Needs »





3/29/2014 Queen of Peace
Peace for Kids - Trivia Night  at 7PM
4/14//2014 Queen of Peace
Marge Rosenthal Memorial Spring Card Party - SJA  from 10:30AM-1:30PM
4/4/2014 Good Shepherd

 Dodgeball Tournament - St. Mary’s High School from 6:30-11:00 p.m

See a complete list of our Calendar of Events


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