Karen House Catholic Worker

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About Karen House

Karen House, founded in 1977, is a Catholic Worker house of hospitality for homeless women and children in north St. Louis.

We promote the Catholic Worker vision of Peter Maurin and Dorothy Day which includes personalism, nonviolence, voluntary poverty, decentralization, the works of mercy, manual labor, and the green revolution. 

Karen House is run completely by volunteer labor on donations from people in the St. Louis community.  At Karen House many volunteers, cooks, tutors and community members find a place where, in the words of Peter Maurin “it is easier to be good.”

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Karen House:

1840 Hogan St.

Saint Louis, MO  63106

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Many different projects exist in the neighborhood where Karen House resides. 

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The Karen House Community, Summer 2012