Our story began in 1902 when 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.
Including STL as part of our name acknowledges the community that we proudly serve. The colorful butterflies represent our participants’ growth as they learn and develop new capabilities.