Today our programs meet many different needs:
Emergency Shelter: Serves up to 60 men nightly,
365 days per year. The basic needs of shelter, food, showers,
lockers and staff support are available nightly.
Most importantly, the shelter provides a warm, safe, caring
alternative to living on the street.
Meals Program: Provides an evening meal 17
days each month for residents of the shelter as well as
those in the surrounding neighborhood living on limited
or fixed incomes. Each month, more than 500 volunteers from
area churches and service organizations help prepare and
serve food to as many as 200 men, women and children each
Transitional Housing Program: Provides transitional
housing and assists up to 10 homeless men in setting goals,
learning living skills, establishing a regular income and
savings plan, with the goal of moving into independent living.
The Transitional Housing Program also includes the Arts
Collaborative, a program in conjunction with community artists
that allows clients to see themselves in a new and different
light to help them determine what they are capable of through
the process and production of dimensional art, writings,
Benedict Joseph Labre Center: A residential
care center (licensed through the Missouri Department of
Health and Senior Services and Department of Mental Health),
which serves as a transitional facility for up to 15 men
who are homeless and mentally ill. Psychiatric nursing,
occupational therapy and case management services are provided
in addition to basic housing needs.
Positive Directions Program: Provides housing
and community-based supportive services to more than 80
homeless men and women annually who live with HIV/AIDS, mental illness,
and/or substance abuse issues.
Our newest program, Safe Haven, will open in 2013 and serve those who are chronically homeless in St. Louis.
To learn more about our programs and services, or
to volunteer please call 314.588.7111 ext. 206.