Guardian Angel Settlement Association

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Guardian Angel Settlement Association
Type 501c3
Founded 1859
Founder(s) Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul
Key people Jessica Brandon, Executive Director
Area served 63104, 63118
Service(s) Self-Sufficiency Counseling, Client-Choice Food Pantry, Rental & Utility Assistance, Prescription & Co-Pay Assistance, Child Development Center, Thrift Store/Clothing Bank
Focus(es) Breaking the cycle of poverty in the City of St. Louis
Method(s) Emergency Assistance, Early Childhood Education, Case Management
Revenue $2.4M
Endowment Sr. Annalee Faherty, D.C. Service Endowment
Volunteers 100
Employees 50
Members Board of Directors
Motto Because everyone needs an Angel.

The Guardian Angel Settlement Association is a non-sectarian, non-profit 501c3 in St. Louis, Missouri dedicated to empowering the disadvantaged through an array of programs which include family services, a food pantry, senior citizen support, and developmental childcare. Its mission is "to serve those living in poverty by helping them improve the quality of their lives and become economically independent.".

The agency serves over 7,000 children, families and senior citizens each year through emergency services at its Hosea House location and with licensed, accredited child care at its Child Development Center.


Founded in 1859 by the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul, as an orphanage for young girls Guardian Angel Settlement Association is one of the longest-enduring charitable organizations in the St. Louis area. [1]

In 1911, Guardian Angel Settlement Association became the first settlement house established by the Catholic Church.

In 1933, Guardian Angel Settlement Association became a member of United Charities, the forerunner of the United Way of Greater Saint Louis. It is now recognized as a charter member of the United Way and is one of its oldest member agencies.


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