Court Watch Volunteer Training


The St. Louis Ending Violence Against Women Network (SLEVAWN) Court Watch Project is recruiting volunteer monitors to observe courtrooms where civil domestic violence cases are being heard and monitor the proceedings in an effort to research any problem patterns and issues within the court system.  The project is funded by the US Department of Justice.

The Court Watch Project is a community-based initiative within the court system to help improve court processes regarding Order of Protection hearings.  The mission of the Court Watch Project is to make the justice system more effective and responsive in handling cases of domestic violence perpetrated against women and children and to create a more informed and involved public.

Courtroom monitors are needed for both the St. Louis City and St. Louis County courts.  The times available to monitor are:
      City Adult Abuse Docket– Thursdays from 9:00am to approximately 12 noon

      County Adult Abuse Docket– Wednesdays from 9:00am to approximately 12 noon

Mondays from 1:30pm to approximately 4:00pm

Monitors must be at least 18 years of age, attend the training, and commit to observing for at least 6 months.  For more information visit

NEXT TRAINING IS FRIDAY, September 21st 9:00am-12:00pm

This training will be held at Safe Connections, 2165 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63139.

Space is limited and requires registration.

Contact Carla Maley at for more information.


Kidney Donor Needed!

Kidney Donor


If you or someone you know may be interested in being a

kidney donor to our dear Housing Advocate of 22 years:

The potential donor MUST call the Transplant Office at

314-362-5365, option 4 or 800-633-9906 option 4.

The Transplant Office will:

  1. Obtain demographic information
  2. Mail a donor packet to the potential donor
  3. Schedule the blood draw with the Transplant Office’s HLA Laboratory
  4. There is NO COST to the donor

When you call the Transplant Office you must give the

name of our staff member who is in need of a kidney.

She is the amazing Diana Camren.

Platinum Seal of Transparency

guideStarSeal_2018_platinum_MED (1)St. Martha’s Hall recently received a Platinum Level Seal of Transparency from Guidestar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofits.  View our profile here. 

Mother’s Day Tributes


Give tribute to your mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, daughter, neighbor, or any woman who has touched your life in a kind and nurturing manner by sending her a Mother’s Day Tribute Card from St. Martha’s Hall. With a contribution of $25 or more she will also receive a $5 Starbucks gift card so that she may sit and enjoy her favorite brew whether that is coffee, tea, cocoa or a fruit drink.

Your gift will provide safe shelter, crisis intervention, 24 hour hotline, three meals each day, toiletries, bus tickets, support groups, advocacy, and other necessary services for the abused women and their children who seek shelter at St. Martha’s Hall every day. What a wonderful tribute to the special mom or woman in your life!

Send your contribution with names and addresses of those you are honoring to P.O. Box 4950, St. Louis, MO 63108, by May 7th to ensure that your loved one will receive her tribute in time for Mother’s Day.  You may also charge your gift by calling Katy or Michelle at (314) 533-1313.  Thank you!

Court Watch Volunteer Training

There will be another Court Watch Project volunteer monitor training on Friday, April 27th.  It will be held at Catholic Charities (4445 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108) from 8:30am-12:00pm.  Register by emailing  Click here for the full flier.


Hit A Home Run Event- April 6th

Join us for Hit A Home Run for St. Martha’s Hall on Friday, April 6th at the Magic Chef Mansion in South St. Louis.  Tickets are $50 each (includes baseball-themed food, drinks, and games) or $100 each for VIP tickets (additionally includes a tour of the upstairs bedrooms and basement entertainment area of the Mansion and a baseball-themed souvenir glass).  If you would like to donate an item or gift certificate for the silent auction or buy a sponsorship for the event, please contact Katy at 314-533-1313 or  We appreciate the support of our donors who allow us to continue working on our mission to help abused women and their children break the cycle of violence in their lives.

Hit A Home Run Event Invitation Picture

California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser

St. Martha’s Hall has another opportunity to get your holiday shopping done while supporting the shelter!  The California Pizza Kitchen location at West County Center (80 West County Center, Des Peres, MO 63131) will be giving back 20% of the proceeds from total bills all day on Thursday, December 14th, when you print or show the mobile version of the flyer below.  Please join us!

CPK Flier Dec 14 2017

Time Out Project Update

St. Martha’s Hall will not be offering the Time Out Against Domestic Violence Project this year with local high schools, in order to focus personnel and funding on our core shelter services. We will however be available to come talk at any high school or to any group about dating and domestic violence. Call 314-533-1313 to request a free speaker. Thanks for your past participation, the last three years have been phenomenal and inspiring.