The NEW Peter & Paul Community Campus

Under Construction Now

What began as a search to expand our Emergency Shelter has grown to become the new Peter & Paul Community Campus.

The Community Campus has the potential to serve more than 300 people once renovations and repairs are completed. The 4.5-acre property was the home of the Little Sisters of the Poor facility for decades, and we aim to continue the tradition of serving those who are the most isolated and in crisis. The 188,000 square-foot facility includes an eight-story tower, a commercial kitchen and dining room, 15 apartments, a 26-room convent, a large chapel, multiple parking lots, and private green space for residents.

Once complete and at full capacity, the Peter & Paul Community Campus will be the largest homeless services space in St. Louis.

The Community Campus will house our expanded Saint Jeanne Jugan Shelter, named in honor of Jeanne Jugan, foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor, and so much more. We envision a space where people can feel safe and supported as they do the work to stabilize their lives.

We see the pieces of The Community Campus working together:

  1. HOUSING: Low-barrier shelter, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing will provide safe and affordable living spaces ranging from congregate to single-bedroom apartments.
  2. FOOD AND MEDICAL CARE: By providing wholesome meals and access to medical care on site, we will offer clients the time as well as the mental and physical energy to take the needed steps from surviving to thriving.
  3. SOCIAL SERVICES AND THERAPIES: Professional and compassionate social workers, occupational therapists, counselors, life skills specialists, and other trained staff will walk side by side with clients on their journey to lifelong stability.

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Renovation Plans

We plan to renovate the facility in phases over the next three years. The first phase in 2024 includes moving and expanding our Emergency Shelter from Soulard to the campus and expanding it from 60 to 100 beds.

The next phase will involve filling our apartments with those in need of support. Final phases will involve incorporating the best use of the former convent space into our operations.


It is expected that the extensive renovations will require significant funds, totaling $20 million. At the time of purchasing the facility, $7 million was already committed and $3 million was used for the purchase.

Initial funding for this project was provided by the City of St. Louis and State of Missouri via the US Department of Treasury Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund/American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

We are in the midst of our Beyond Shelter Capital Campaign being led by a thoughtful and energetic cabinet of community leaders. Interested in learning more about naming opportunities and other ways to support the campaign financially as a business leader or donor interested in tax credits or using your Donor Advised Fund? Contact Deb Cottin at 314.221.6197 or

Partner Services

We are exploring partnerships with local nonprofits interested in co-locating services. For more information contact Amanda Laumeyer at

This project is funded in part by the City of St. Louis via the US Department of Treasury Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund/American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

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