The mission of St. PJ's is to serve the needs of children and families by providing a safe, nurturing community to heal body, mind and spirit, shape successful adults, and break the cycle of abuse and neglect. St. Peter-St. Joseph Children's Home, affectionately referred to as St. PJ's, has been helping children and their families for more than a century.
They provide short term emergency shelter for approximately 100 domestic and international children from birth to 17 years who are victims of abuse, neglect, and human/sex trafficking. In some cases, parental rights are terminated and the children stay at St. PJ's waiting for placement. Sometimes, especially with older children, it can take a longer period of time or they opt not to be adopted. The children then become in the permanent conservatorship of Child Protective Services, remain at St. PJ's and they finish raising them. Currently, the average length of stay in long term residential care is 14 months.