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LifeWise StL

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Employment
  • Immigrants & Refugees
  • Seniors


1321 S. 11th St.St. Louis, MO 63104 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help individuals and families achieve economic well-being by providing high-impact, relationship-based programming and by addressing systemic barriers to their success.


Our vision is that all people in the St. Louis region have access to the opportunities and support that allow them to achieve economic well-being. LifeWise StL supports the vision by increasing its thought leadership, building presence through program growth and expanding influence in the community.

Our story began in 1902 when LifeWise StL (formerly Kingdom House) was founded as a settlement house. Middle class men and women provided education and resources to help the growing immigrant population of St. Louis. They created a place of hope, refuge, learning and connection. These ideals have endured even as the community around us has changed and life situations are more challenging.

Our organization has experienced its own metamorphosis as it adapted to meet the needs of our participants. We have moved away from crisis services toward holistic transformations. Today, we have a model that is based on educational programming fused with personalized and supportive coaching. This evolution led us to choose LifeWise StL as our new name, which conveys what we are all about - helping people at every age live wisely.


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by corvin w. (October 30, 2013)
School project Human Services 101, Angela H. Roffle MSW Instructor.(314)644-9653
by Julie S. from St. Louis, MO (July 31, 2013)
I had a great time participating in the Operation Food Search Jubilee with Kingdom House! We met at a local grocery store to collect canned goods from shoppers for the Kingdom House food pantry. The supplies I needed were arranged and ready for me when I arrived, and they sent a van every 2 hours to pick up the donations. I was very impressed with how organized everything was! The staff members and other volunteers were very friendly, and we had a lot of fun; will definitely volunteer with them again!

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