Child Center~Marygrove (Florissant, MO)


  • Name:Laura Rau

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Child Center~Marygrove
  • Address:22705 Mullanphy Lane
    Florissant, MO 63031
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:314-837-1702
  • Main fax:314-830-6263

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Direct phone:314-830-6286

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • Child Center ~ Marygrove provides quality driven mental health services to disadvantaged, severely emotionally disturbed and traumatized children, young adults and families.

    Child Center ~ Marygrove, formerly The House of the Good Shepherd and Child Center of Our Lady, share more than 200 years serving disadvantaged and traumatized children in Missouri. Child Center ~ Marygrove helps children, adolescents and young adults heal from severe emotional and psychological traumas due to early histories of abuse and neglect.

  • History:
  • Marygrove was founded in 1849 as The House of the Good Shepherd in the City of St. Louis. The founding order, The Contemplative Sisters of the Good Shepherd, cared for troubled and runaway adolescent girls. In 1969 the operation moved to Florissant and the name was changed to Marygrove.

    On November 1, 1983, with only 17 lay employees and 4 female residents left on campus, Catholic Charities assumed management and administration of Marygrove with a new license for 60 beds for girls between the ages of 12 and 18.

    1984-Marygrove becomes co-ed and changes licensing to include males and females, ages 6 to 17.

    1986-Marygrove requests licensing to extend the age limit to 19 years for males and females.

    1987-Accreditation is received to serve behavior-disordered, educable children in on-campus classrooms.

    1990-Sequoia House, a psychiatric group home for young women, ages 17 to 21, opens in partnership with the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

    1991-Marygrove begins offering day emergency services to boys and girls, ages 6 to 18.

    1994-Overnight Emergency Program begins as a pilot endeavor.

    1995-Sycamore House becomes the only registered, licensed residential therapeutic foster home in the area. National Council of Accreditation accredits Marygrove as a part of the Catholic Charities Network of Children’s agencies.

    1996-Overnight Emergency Program expands to 7 nights a week and receives a waiver in the licensing age to provide crisis care to children birth to 18.

    1997-Marygrove signs a contract with the St. Louis Community College to become partners in excellence for training in residential care, nursing, education, social work and recreation, the first step in becoming an educational/training center.

    1998-Sequoia House begins apartment services for males and females ages 16 to 21.

    2000-P.A.L.S. Program is developed to provide at-risk youth with adult mentors through a community-based service.

    2003-Marygrove launches its first Capital Campaign with a $4 million goal.

    2003-Kids Care Crisis Nursery program begins, providing temporary respite care for parents facing a crisis.

    2003-Clinton Cottage opens, the second residential therapeutic foster home in the area.

    2005-Marygrove breaks ground for Drury House, a 12-bed transitional living, psychiatric group home for young males.

    2006-Drury House opens in February. Missouri Governor Matt Blunt visits in the Spring, tours the campus and holds a press conference in Drury House.

    2006-On July 1, Child Center of Our Lady of Grace and Marygrove merge forming a new legal entity, Catholic Comprehensive Services for Children – Child Center~Marygrove. The agency locates on the former Marygrove campus and preserves its mission of serving abused, neglected and disadvantaged children and families in the St. Louis Community, the State of Missouri and Southwestern Illinois.

    2007-Cedar Cottage begins converting to a 15-bed, residential treatment facility for juvenile sexual offenders. The adolescent male residents range in age from 12 to 21.

  • Year established:1849
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:5
  • Advisory board size:34
  • Staff size:160

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • 2007-2008 BOARD MEMBERS

    Board Officers

    Timothy M. Drury
    DDI Media

    Robert G. Porter
    SSM Healthcare-St. Louis
    Vice President

    David Sliney
    Stifel Nicolaus & Co.

    Susan K. Werner
    Civic Volunteer

    Samuel P. Jenkins
    Civic Volunteer
    Strategic Planning

    Governing Board
    Bonnie Barczykowski

    Brian Behlmann
    Behlmann Pontiac GMC

    Martha (Marty) Bickel
    Civic Volunteer

    Joyce F. Blackwell
    (on sabbatical)

    Kim Brinkmann
    Pure Pilates

    Henry (Hank) Bruemmer
    Civic Volunteer
    (on sabbatical)

    Kevin Buchek
    Civic Volunteer

    Myra V. Burris
    Willie C. (Chris) Carter
    CCC&C, Inc.

    Robert Cerame
    Paul Cerame Ford Lincoln-Mercury
    (on sabbatical)

    Andrew Condie
    Droege Foods

    Melissa Condie
    Civic Volunteer

    Suzanne Eagan
    Civic Volunteer

    Conrad Franey

    Lowell Girardier
    Girardier Building & Realty
    (on sabbatical)

    Carla Grewe
    HomeSource Custom Homes

    Elliott Henry
    Maintenance Unlimited

    Dr. Deborah L. Kerber
    Resler-Kerber Optometry

    Sherman McCoy
    Resource Electric, Inc.

    Joseph McGauley
    Gateway Commercial LLC

    Dr. Carolyn Pryor-Luster

    Michael Reilly
    The Outsource Group
    (on sabbatical)

    Ron Schaefer
    Schaefer Meyer Grading, Inc.
    (on sabbatical)

    Gregory Vatterott, Jr.
    CF Vatterott, Inc.

    Dr. Dorothea I. Vecchiotti
    (on sabbatical)

    David Wilson
    General Counsel
    Drury Development Corp.

    Ex Officio Member
    Tom Mulhearn
    Catholic Charities

    Designate for Ex Officio
    Mike Fitzgerald
    Vice President, Children’s Services – Catholic Charities

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Timothy M. Drury
    DDI Media

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Senior Management Team
    Sr. Helen Negri,

    Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth A. Baird

    Chief Financial
    Officer Rose Crofford,
    Chief Operations Officer

    Mike Baer, Transitional Living
    Dave Becker, Residential Services
    Ronda Carter, Crisis Services
    Michelle Koerner, Admissions and Therapy
    Wendy Ellis Pikula, Educational Services
    Peggy Plont, Development
    Todd Shasserre, Director of Marketing
    Angie Yorke, Sequoia Apartment Services


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:
  • Tax ID:43-1024440

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:431024440
  • Organization Name:CHILD CENTER MARYGROVE
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:MARYGROVE
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:20 ARCHBISHOP MAY DR RM 2208
  • Organization City:SAINT LOUIS
  • Organization State:MO
  • Organization Zip:63119-5738
  • Group Exemption Number:0928
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 7
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Religious Organization
  • Affiliation Code:9
  • Ruling Date:March, 1946
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):150, 120
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Hospital, Publishing activities
  • Organization Code:5 (Association)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:F33Z
  • Asset Amount:$9,392,866
  • Asset Code:7 ($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$12,398,044
  • Income Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$12,254,091
  • Last Updated:2/18/2018 11:44:06 am

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