Fall Shelter Shower on October 24

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Many families come into shelter with little to nothing. Our shelter creates a home for all of these women and children, which can be costly. These showers help us give families the necessities while keeping our costs low.

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019  | 6-8- p.m

Details: Appetizers and refreshments will be provided.

Wish List

  • Bath towels
  • Washcloths
  • Twin sheet sets
  • hairbrushes
  • Brooms and dust pans
  • Gift cards (Target, Walmart, Schnucks, Aldi, Walgreens)

RSVP to Lauren by October 15.

Want to help, but can’t attend? Check out our online wish lists here.


Change in Leadership at St. Martha’s Hall

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The Board of Directors of St. Martha’s Hall has accepted the retirement of Michelle Schiller-Baker, the Executive Director, effective December 31, 2019. Michelle has been the Executive Director since the opening of St. Martha’s Hall in 1983 and has been instrumental in the movement to end violence against women.

We are pleased to announce that Jessica Woolbright, the Children’s Program Coordinator of St. Martha’s Hall has accepted the Executive Director position, effective January 1, 2020. Jessica Woolbright has been with St. Martha’s Hall since 2000.

We thank Michelle for her many years of dedication and exemplary service and welcome Jessica to her new position.

Kidney Donor Needed!


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.

Paper Dolls Fundraiser Nov. 28

Join us for a fun evening of shopping at Paper Dolls Boutique in Des Peres!  Start the holiday season off right by purchasing some new apparel, jewelry, and accessories for upcoming parties, for yourself or someone you love.  St. Martha’s Hall will receive between 15-20% of the sales the night of Wednesday, November 28th from 6-8pm.  Wine and cheese will be served.  Please RSVP to katyk@saintmarthas.org so they know how much wine and cheese to purchase.
Paper Dolls Boutique Flier Nov 18

Mary Engelbreit Fundraiser Dec. 10

St. Martha’s Hall is having another Mary Engelbreit Book Fundraiser at Garden Party and David in Clayton in Monday, December 10th!  It’s simple:

  • Call the store (314-863-5944) to reserve your book(s) and tell them how you want Mary Engelbreit to sign the book(s).
  • Come to 8103 Maryland Ave. the evening of December 10th to pick up your autographed book(s) and shop the beautiful home décor, gifts, etc. at the store, while enjoying wine and appetizers with board members and staff.
  • St. Martha’s Hall receives a donation for each book sold and a portion of the store sales that day.

Book Fundraiser flier 2018

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 www.slevawn.org.

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 courtwatchstl@gmail.com for more information.


Platinum Seal of Transparency

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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. 

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 courtwatchstl@gmail.com.  Click here for the full flier.