History

In 1985, St. Malachi Center was founded to extend the outreach of St. Malachi Church through formal programs and services. St. Malachi Church has a 140-year history of serving its surrounding Old Angle and Ohio City neighborhoods, a community historically living below the poverty level. Today St. Malachi Center and St. Malachi Church partner to deliver programming and serve many of of the same people.

Early programs included tutoring for youth, services for the homeless, and meals for families which have been reformulated over the years and continue to this day. St. Malachi Center is an anchor in this community, continuing to serve the low-income residents of CMHA or Section 8 housing on the Near West Side, and expanding our programs and services in response to this community’s changing needs.