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.
The 52-page 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.
Feel free to send comments or updates using the CONTACT US page. 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.
Agencies and organizations are welcome to contact us with updates and changes to the information that's listed here.
THE ST. LOUIS AREA RESOURCE DIRECTORY IS A PROJECT OF INSIDE DHARMA, A BUDDHIST OUTREACH PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES SUPPORT TO PRISON INMATES, AND TO RECENTLY RELEASED EX-OFFENDERS. SEE THE CONTACT PAGE IF YOU'D LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION TO SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS.
CLICK HERE for a comprehensive guide to
resources in JEFFERSON COUNTY.
Below is a link to numerous re-entry resources throughout the state of Missouri.
The links on the left side of this page will take you to the listings under each category.
You may be able t get help paying your heating bill. You can call the National Energy Assistance Referral service a 1-866-674-6327 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
To view a NATIONWIDE REENTRY DIRECTORY, click HERE.
To view a JEFFERSON COUNTY REENTRY DIRECTORY, click HERE.
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.
For a listing of resources in JEFFERSON COUNTY, click here.
Don't forget Craig's List when looking for apartments and houses for rent.
Social Security Office, downtown:
717 N. 16th 63103
For a location near you, visit socialsecurityhop.com
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.
Inside Dharma relies on donations to keep our programs going, including the 52-page St. Louis Area Resource Directory, which is distributed at no cost to prisons, shelters, libraries, food pantries, and many other locations.
We've added many new resources in PDF format. Click on the categories below to read or print as needed.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES
Below is the website for Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace
INTEGRATED HEALTH NETWORK
Search for the location of health clinics throughout the area by clicking HERE.
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 FIND A HEALTH CENTER
St. Louis Integrated Health Network
Click HERE for JEFFERSON COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES
Click HERE for BOONE COUNTY/COLUMBIA RESOURCES
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.
Language Access Metro Program/ Provides interpreters, specializing in medical interpreting.
Hearing Screening and Hearing Aids at Low Cost
For assistance with housing or with starting a business:
CASA de SALUD
Health resource center for
3200 Chouteau St.Louis, Mo 63103