Sisters Mission is a family owned and operated with over 20 years of experience working with those who are disabled as we as the elderly. We hope to continue this vision to deliver the best care and add to our wonderful staff. We appreciate and acknowledge it is our team here at Sisters Mission who compliments our success. Our passion and goal is to ensure that all individuals receive social, emotional, and physical care in the highest respect through the support of our team.
Our main objective is to create a comfortable homelike environment while still recognizing and incorporating medical needs. We strive to ensure each resident has a lifestyle which optimizes independence and person dignity.
Sisters Mission was formerly known as "Little Sisters of the Poor" which was founded by Saint Jeanne Jugan who was born during the French Revolution. As a young woman she left home to work in a local hospital. For many years she lived in a small apartment and led a quiet life of piety and good work. One night in the winter of 1839 she could not resist the sight of a blind and paralyzed elderly woman out of the cold with no one to care for her. Jugan carried the woman home and placed her in her own bed. From that night on, Jeanne Jugan gaver her life to God and to the elderly of the world. Jugan's dedication empowered other young women to join her in this work. By 1941 the little group of pious women began to take the form of a religious community calling themselves The Servants of the Poor. Jugan was elected superior. In 1844 the group changed their name to Sisters of the Poor to better reflect their desire to be sisters to the elderly in the Lord's name. In 1849 the popular name Little Sisters of the Poor was definitively adopted.
In 1869, they came to St. Louis and for the next 170 years thousands of indigent elderly received compassionate and devoted care by the sisters. In 2018 Little Sisters made a heavyhearted decision to withdraw from St. Louis.
During this time and transition the sisters reached out to an organization they knew shared their compassion, love for the elderly and their community, the Affinity Rehabilitation & Long Term Care Group. The Affinity family has owned and operated Long Term Care facilities with over 20 years of experience. We have carried the same high level of dedication and vision in serving our communities disabled and elderly.