change begins within
Kingdom House believes in transformation…from the inside out. Through holistic programs and services, we promote empowerment and growth in individuals and families. We help the economically disadvantaged achieve economic independence, self-sufficiency and a path out of poverty.
Our Mission: To help people achieve better lives. In fulfilling our mission, we teach people to fish, rather than just feeding them fish.
Our History: We were founded in 1902 as a settlement house by a shoe manufacturing executive who wanted to help the poor, many of whom were immigrants. The settlement house movement was popular at this time, spreading across the United States. Unrelated middle-class women and men lived cooperatively as “settlers” who hoped to share knowledge and culture with their low-paid, poorly educated neighbors. They provided services such as daycare, education and healthcare in an effort to alleviate poverty. More than 100 years after our founding, we continue to provide critical social services to the poorest of the poor in St. Louis.
We are proud to be a founding member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis.