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
Archbishop announces new President of Catholic Charities
Most Rev. Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, announced that Mrs. Theresa Lynch Ruzicka, CPA, accepted the position of President of Catholic Charities of St. Louis. Mrs. Ruzicka will begin her new role on March 10, 2014.
“I am delighted that Theresa Ruzicka has agreed to join the archdiocesan team,” said Archbishop Carlson. “She brings experience, enthusiasm for the faith, and a wonderful skill set to the Archdiocese of St. Louis. I wish her well in her new position as President of Catholic Charities.”
Mrs. Ruzicka has held the position of Partner at RubinBrown LLP, working in the Entrepreneurial Services Group since 2007. Previously, she was president of Medical Billing Review LLC, president of Project Professionals LLC, associate director in the Olin School of Business at Washington University and a senior manager with Ernst & Young.
CCSTL Good News Bulletin
Catholic Charities and our eight organizations have good news to share.
- March News Bulletin
- February News Bulletin
- January News Bulletin
- December News Bulletin
- November News Bulletin
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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PBWyYN82Ts
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.
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.