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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

Taste of Chelsea Getting Closer Graphic design showing a wine glass and flatware advertinsing the Taste of Chelsea on October 3, 2015.

The 5th Annual “Taste of Chelsea” returns to Chelsea St. Mary Parish on Saturday, October 3, 2015, and will begin at 5:30 p.m. following 4:30 p.m. Mass. Tickets are $45 each, and can be purchased at St. Louis Center or St. Mary Parish. More Tasty info


Eva Evola and Friends Benefit for SLCSingers in formal clothes perform on the stage at Andiamo's Celebrity showroom in Warren.

The Andiamo Celebrity Showroom in Warren, MI will once again host a group of talented musicians to benefit the St. Louis Center On October 22, 2015. Ticket details can be found here.




Annual Fall Auction Tickets Available People dressed in fancy clothes at a dinner auction at the Chelsea Hospital.

St. Louis Center continues its tradition of caring with the Fall Dinner and Auction at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea, on November 14, 2015. Get your tickets early, they sell out quickly. More Fall Auction information


Check out the Community 'Fitness for Life' Program



St. Louis Center Events A man with intellectual disabilities is eating  cotton candy inside of the St. Louis Center gym.

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.