We believe that every individual created and loved by God deserves to be treated with dignity and respect and given the opportunity for a new start.

Our Story

Humanitri was formed in 2006 through a merger of three highly esteemed social service agencies – Lutheran Ministries Association (LMA), Friend of Moms and Good Samaritan Service Center for the Homeless. Humanitri was chosen as the name for this newly formed agency as it is symbolic of three becoming one in service to our neighbors in need. This merger brought together 130+ years of social ministry response work within the St. Louis community.

Today Humanitri is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides services in the Lutheran tradition. We work to bring TRANSFORMATION to the families we serve through housing, moderately intensive case management and skill development. We believe that every individual created and loved by God deserves to be treated with dignity and given the opportunity for a new start. We are committed to helping our families get the best new start possible.

Since inception, Humanitri has helped over 6,300 homeless individuals.

Our Mission

Humanitri, as Christ’s hands of mercy, helps families facing homelessness achieve stability in a safe and supportive community, providing the skills and resources they need to thrive.

Faith Statement

We carry out our mission with hope, faith, joy, and love as our foundation based on Romans 5 and 1 Corinthians 13.

We bring the hope of Christ Jesus to our clients, a hope that endures and will not fade because it is grounded upon His goodness and mercy. We have faith that Christ will work through us and our clients for their well-being. Our work is carried out with joy because it is done in confidence of Christ’s blessing as we strive to be His hands of mercy to those we serve. Our work is marked by the love of God in Christ who first loved us. 

Jesus reached out to people rejected by others and embraced them; we are called by Him to do the same. Created by God and redeemed by Christ, we believe that our clients have inherent and God-given worth and dignity and thus are deserving of our best. As we are accountable to God for our actions and to our donors for the stewardship of God’s gifts, we seek to instill accountability within our clients, encouraging them to take responsibility for the trajectory of their lives.  The road is not an easy one.  We expect to see change in our clients, and believe they are capable of achieving stability with our support. We do all of this to break cycles of crisis and instability, to improve their quality of life, to improve prospects for future generations, and so that they can experience the true peace and joy that comes with self-sufficiency.

Our Work

Our work is about TRANSFORMATION. We work with families to establish stability and build the skills needed to change the trajectory of their lives and the lives of future generations.