THE START HERE ST. LOUIS AREA RESOURCE DIRECTORY (a 52-page booklet in print format) and this website provide general information, street addresses, phone numbers and website addresses for dozens of agencies, shelters, employment resources, food pantries and other organizations throughout the St. Louis area.
To obtain copies of the directory in print, call 314-726-2092 or send an email from the contact page on this website. Or, the 52-page 2014 edition START HERE RESOURCE DIRECTORY is now available in PDF format. This will allow users to print some or all pages as needed. Click here to download the PDF. Permission is NOT needed to print from the website or from the PDF.
The links on the left side of this page will take you to the listings under each category.
Feel free to send comments or updates using the CONTACT US page. Agencies and organizations are welcome to contact us with updates and changes to the information that's listed here. You can also send us comments and information that you think would be useful for us to add. Or tell us about an organization that we've missed.
INTEGRATED HEALTH NETWORK
Search for the location of health clinics throughout the area by clicking HERE.
CLICK HERE for a listing that can be printed out.
COLD WEATHER OVERFLOW SHELTER OPTIONS:
St. Louis City
12th and Park Recreation Center
1410 S. Tucker 63104
St. Louis County
St. Vincent's Park
7335 St. Charles Rock Road 63133
Shuttles can be accessed at
1610 Olive St. Downtown, 63103
THIS LINK lists many agencies that try to provide assistance, but funding varies.
LIHEAP helps low-income people pay heating bills through energy assistance grants. 800-392-1261. The link below lists resources for assistance with weatherization/energy efficiency and emergency charitable energy assistance. www.liheap.ncat.org.
This PDF link will give more information about LIHEAP, how to apply for utility assistance, and more.
And HERE you will find information about St. Louis County energy assistance, including LIHEAP through the County's Community Action Agency of St. Louis.
St Louis Tax Assistance Program
Click HERE for Free tax preparation. Earned income tax credit and more.
MISSOURI HEALTH CARE MARKETPLACE AND HEALTHCARE.GOV
24-Hour Hotline: 800-318-2596
Hotline handles consumer questions and starts the process. It is recommended you start here to access the HealthCare.gov website.
A project of the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) to promote quality, affordable health coverage for every Missourian. MFH is an independent philanthropic foundation dedicated to improving the health of the uninsured and underserved.
CLICK HERE for a comprehensive guide to resources in JEFFERSON COUNTY.
LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF ILLINOIS
Services include employment, school and resources for clothing, housing, identification, medical, mental health and employment.
Ex-offender re-entry program.
1405 State Street East St. Louis, IL 62205
CLICK HERE for a list of Food Pantries and other food resources in ST CHARLES, LINCOLN AND WARREN COUNTIES.
CLICK HERE for the Kansas City 2-1-1 United Way Resource Directory.
Comprehensive website for COLUMBIA, MO
Click HERE for Jefferson County Dept of Social Services.
Click HERE for BOONE COUNTY/COLUMBIA RESOURCES for ex-offenders.
Here is a link to numerous re-entry resources throughout the state of Missouri. http://missouri.corizonreentry.com/Housing.
To view a Nationwide Re-entry Directory Click HERE.
To view a JEFFERSON COUNTY REENTRY DIRECTORY Click HERE.
You may be able to get help paying your heating bill. You can call the National Energy Assistance Referral service a 866-674-6327 to get information about the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. It's a free call. If you have a computer with internet, you can also email them at email@example.com.
FREE CELL PHONES
The government’s Lifeline Assistance Program gives out free cell phones and monthly service to Americans in need of financial help. Click here to see if you qualify. www.freegovernmentcellphones.net.
MISSOURI: FREE CELL PHONES (Lifeline)
Qualifying is easy. Just participate in certain government assistance programs and receive a free cell phone from YourTel Wireless with no contracts, no credit checks, and no deposits. Apply online today!
And here's a link to a new company that is providing free cell phones: www.assurancewireless.com.
Click HERE to see the resources provided by the Criminal Justice Ministry of the St. Vincent de Paul.
For information about ST. PATRICK CENTER, the area's largest provider of homeless services,as well as many other programs, click HERE.
Don't forget Craigslist when looking for apartments and houses for rent.
SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE (Downtown)
717 N. 16th 63103
For a location near you, visit: www.socialsecurityhop.com.
URBAN LEAGUE UTILITY ASSISTANCE
St. Louis City Division
935 Vandeventer 63108
Contact: Hosea Jackson firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Louis County Division
8960 Jennings Station Rd. 63136
Contact: Quenesha Catron
St. Clair County Division
10220 Lincoln Trail
Fairview Heights, IL 62208
Hours: Every Thursday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Contact: Antionette Newsome
The St. Louis Area Resource Directory is a project of Inside Dharma, A Buddhist Outreach Program that offers support to prison inmates, and recently released ex-offenders. See the Contact Page if you'd like to make a donation to support our efforts.
The St. Louis Area Resource Directory is distributed at no cost to prisons, shelters, libraries, food pantries, and many other locations.
We've added new resources in PDF format. Click on the categories below to read or print as needed.
MISSOURI DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
THIS IS A LINK to a comprehensive listing of Missouri Domestic Violence Resources.
This website will let you print out a free drug discount card:
SOCIALSERVE.COM (An extensive listing of rental housing.)
CLICK HERE to find a health center.
St. Louis Integrated Health Network
STAR: STL Alliance for Reentry
A new consortium of local agencies working on re-entry issues.
St. John's Mercy
3600 Gravois Ave. 63116
Provides access to health care services and other resources.
The Language Access Metro Program Provides interpreters, specializing in medical interpreting.
Hearing Screening and Hearing Aids at Low Cost: www.hearing-speechstlouis.org.
For assistance with housing or with starting a business: www.JustinePetersen.org.
CASA de SALUD
Health resource center for
Agencies and organizations are welcome to contact us with updates and changes to the information that's listed here. Go to our Contact Page and send an email.