Our Story

Humanitri was formed in 2006 through the merger of three Lutheran ministries, bringing together 130+ years of social ministry response in St. Louis:

Lutheran Ministries Association

jail, nursing home and hospital chaplaincy, formerly Lutheran City Ministries established in 1889

Good Samaritan Service Center for the Homeless

the first scattered site transitional housing program in St. Louis established in 1987

Friend
of Moms

a social service program equipping teen mothers with parenting skill and supplies established in 2001

Since inception Humanitri has operated programs in homelessness, re-entry and jail chaplaincy to elevate 2,100+ homeless and re-entering clients/families and 49,000 inmates.