Wesley House Association

The mission of Wesley House Association is to provide leadership for the ongoing stabilization of the neighborhood and develop extensive local involvement in programs that enrich the quality of life for all who participate.

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Address:4507 Lee Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63115
Phone Number:314-385-1000
The Wesley House was founded in 1903. Its purpose then was to provide support services for a neighborhood facing serious challenges. Ironically, the more things change, the more they remain the same. As the economy fluctuates and the population shifts, our purpose today mirrors our purpose over 100 years ago.

In 1925, the Wesley House became a part of the Community Fund, now the United Way of Greater St. Louis. The current facility at 4507 Lee Avenue was built in 1952.

The Wesley House continues to serve as an anchor in the community, providing a safe haven for young people, and people who are young at heart through a variety of programs that were founded under three basic principles: supporting the community, respecting our elders, and preserving our future.


The programs offered through Youth Services are designed to address the needs of the community by meeting the basic need of the children. Needs such as, nourishment, safety and shelter, intervention, promoting positive personal development to name a few. Throughout the year, Youth Services serves a minimum of 200 children and youth.

Program and Services: After School Enrichment Program, Summer Day Camp Experience, Physical Fitness, Tutoring and Homework Assistance, Teen Volunteer Opportunities, and Young Leaders in Training Program.

We provide both facility based and outreach services for our seniors. We offer a welcoming, safe, and healthy environment for our seniors to gather, socialize and participate in activities that help them maintain their independence. Seniors participate in health and wellness programs, including exercise classes, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings, and presentations about health and nutrition. Other activities include games. field trips, art, movies, and shopping trips.

Our Senior Meals Program delivers 350 meals daily to senior who are shut-in and disabled and provides twenty 25 meals to senior who visit our facility twice a week . We also transportation services for area senior to and from doctor visits .

Our lab is available for general computing and includes the basic Agency licensed software (Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer) and select open source applications. Our computer lab is open daily to benefit those seeking employment assistance. Knowledgeable staff are available to assist with most computer related issues and questions. Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Handicap access is available from rear entrance of the building.

We offer computer classes throughout most of the year. The classes are designed to introduce students to a variety of software and computing topics at a minimal cost. Some of our classes are for beginners; others are designed for more advanced users. Contact us for a complete listing of classes.

Our food pantry is focused on the needs of the people in our community. We provide food to those who have difficulty purchasing food to avoid hunger. We conduct classes during the year to empower recipients to help themselves and others. The pantry is open the 3rd Thursday of each month. Hours: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Wesley House offers comprehensive resources and referrals to strengthen families in our community. We provide people with a variety of programs, administrative assistance, options, and referrals designed to maximize their growth, productivity and independence. We encourage volunteerism and community service.

Mrs. Queen Slack - I enjoy coming to Wesley House. I get a chance to be with a nice group of people. We take trips, play bingo, and talk about the past, present, and future while we enjoy a present descent meal.

Mrs. Elizabeth Clark - I have been coming to Wesley House for a long time. I come here for the conversations and the laughs that I get from the people in my group. My children are grown and gone and sometimes I don't have a good conversation or laugh for days. When I come to the Golden Circle Group, I know I will have a good laugh before I go home.

Anthony W. I like to come to Wesley House. They help me with my homework. It is like I get to have a at home recess with my friends.