St. Louis Center announced today that it has received a donation from Wells Fargo to help the center provide supported living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Located on a 180-acre campus outside of Chelsea, MI, the center is a residential facility for individuals with a wide range of intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) including Down syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome and autism.
“During the COVID pandemic, St. Louis Center has faced decreased funding and increased costs,” said Christina Ferris, Development Director at St. Louis Center. “We are grateful for this generous contribution from Wells Fargo to help us provide continued care for our residents.”
“COVID-19 has brought increased challenges to local nonprofits, like St. Louis Center, impacting their ability to serve their communities,” said Jim Broner, Vice Chairman in Corporate & Investment Banking at Wells Fargo. Broner learned about St. Louis Center during a recent virtual event hosted by former University of Michigan Men’s Basketball Coach John Beilein and other former players. “During these unprecedented times, Wells Fargo is pleased to help St. Louis Center mitigate some of the adverse effects brought on by the pandemic.”
Since 1960, St. Louis Center has served more than 750 people with a wide range of disabilities, including Down syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome and autism. Some residents have lived at the Center for more than 40 years.
For more information about St. Louis Center, please visit www.stlouiscenter.org, or call 734-475-8430. St. Louis Center is a residential care facility for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year.