Since 1960, priests from the Servants of Charity Congregation have provided for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of more than 800 children and adult residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) at its St. Louis Center located in Chelsea, Mich.
Fifty years later, the congregation began updating its facilities and launched a capital campaign to construct a new and modern St. Louis Guanella Village. Four new children’s homes for 20 minors were built, each with five bedrooms; kitchen, dining, living and sensory / activity rooms; and an open work space for St. Louis Center caregivers. The dedication is scheduled for June 2018. Today, there are 59 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities between the ages of 5 to 69, who call St. Louis Center their home.