Catholic Charities of St. Louis

Mission of Catholic Charities

In response to the teachings of Jesus Christ, the mission of Catholic Charities
Archdiocese of Saint Louis is:

  • To serve people in need, especially those who are poor and vulnerable
  • To work to improve social conditions for all people in the community
  • And to call members of the Church and community to do the same

We offer a million reasons for hope.

Catholic Charities serves a wide range of disadvantaged populations: dependent, abused and neglected children; unemployed or homeless adults; parents and children requiring family counseling; people struggling as the result of drug abuse or alcoholism; senior citizens with special needs; and many more. Our goal is clear. We seek to break the cycle of poverty, abuse and neglect. We empower people to make permanent changes in their lives leading to self-sufficient, dignified lifestyles.

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