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Agency Overview

St. Louis Center is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) residential community in Chelsea, MI for boys and adult men and women with I/DD. Our Children's Program accepts boys between 6 and 18 and our Adult Program accepts men and women 18 and older. Our programs are licensed by the State of Michigan and the agency is accredited by CARF.

button that takes you to a page detailing Guanellian Mission principlesSt. Louis Center opened in 1960 and is administered by the Servants of Charity, an International order of priests and brothers whose primary mission is to care for people with I/DD, the poor, and the abandoned. Based on the principles expounded by their Founder, St. Louis Guanella, SLC provides a family atmosphere and promotes the development of the whole person according to each one's capabilities.


Our vision is to create a future in which every resident is provided a continuum of life-long care in a safe, comfortable, supportive, and family-like environment in which the individual's right to self-determination and personal decision-making, along with the need for dignity, respect, tradition and spirituality are honored.

What's Happening in our Community

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Once again St. Louis Center will be participating in the Run for the Rolls Healthy School Challenge. Yu can join us in the race and choose St. Louis Center when you register online. If you would like to support St. Louis Center with a donation, you can do so here: Donate to Run for the Rolls Challenge

Dream Tour

A luxury cruise ship out in the middle of the ocean.Set sail from Nice, France on the St. Louis Center ‘Dream Tour.’ Join Fr. Enzo Addari on an Azamara Cruise



Check out the Community 'Fitness for Life' Program



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The residents of St. Louis Center enjoy outings and activities throughout the year, if you or your organization would like to host an event call Rick Visel at 475-8430.

See our Events Schedule for a full list of the St. Louis Center fundraisers and special events!



























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St. Louis Center has achieved accreditation from CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. This accreditation means we have met the highest standards of quality in our community housing services to support our residents.