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.
The 52-page 2015 EDITION of the Resource Directory is available in PDF format.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW OR PRINT.
Feel free to print all or parts of the PDF as needed. To obtain copies of the directory in print, call 314-726-2092 or send an email from the contact page on this website.
Permission is NOT needed to print from the website or from the PDF.
MEAL PROVIDERS. This is a listing in PDF format of various agencies that provide meals (not food pantries) in the downtown area and slightly beyond. Feel free to print out and distribute.
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.
CLICK HERE for an on-line link.
And HERE for a list that can be printed out.
OFFICIAL COUNTY WARMING SHELTERS:
The Community Center
St. Vincent Park at 7335 St. Charles Rock Road.
Affton Community Center at 9801 Mackenzie Road.
ST. LOUIS CITY SHELTERS WHEN 20 OR BELOW:
City Rec Center: Every night
12th Street and Park Ave. 63104
Every Night when 20 or below:City Rec Center, 12th Street and Park, 63104
Every Night when 20 or below:City Rec Center, 12th Street and Park, 63104AMERICORPS: Weekends
WEEKENDS1315 Ann Ave. 63104
On Monday and Tuesday when temperatures are 20 or below
ST. LOUIS FRIENDS MEETING (QUAKERS)
1001 Park Ave. 63104
Doors open between 5 and 6, walk ups only. First come first serve until the beds are full. Hot meal, a place to shower, friendly conversation, and a safe place to sleep
CLICK HERE for a checklist and view our RE-ENTRY page for information about walk-in assistance at the College Church at Grand and Lindell.
INTEGRATED HEALTH NETWORK
Search for the location of health clinics throughout the area by clicking HERE.
St Louis Tax Assistance Program
Click HERE for free tax preparation locations. 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.
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.
And HERE you will find information about St. Louis County energy assistance, including LIHEAP through the County's Community Action Agency of St. Louis.
URBAN LEAGUE UTILITY ASSISTANCE
St. Louis City Division
935 Vandeventer 63108
St. Louis County Division
8960 Jennings Station Rd. 63136
St. Clair County Division
10220 Lincoln Trail
Fairview Heights, IL 62208
Hours: Every Thursday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click HERE for Jefferson County Dept of Social Services.
Click HERE for Jefferson County Dept of Social Services.
To view a JEFFERSON COUNTY REENTRY DIRECTORY Click HEMISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
Listings of resources and information by County throughout the state, including food stamps, jobs, health care, child support and much more.
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 618-601-3459
CLICK HERE for the Kansas City 2-1-1 United Way Resource Directory.
And HERE for a list of assistance programs and emergency food and shelter in the Kansas City area.
Comprehensive website for COLUMBIA, MO
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.
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.
The St. Louis Area Resource Directory is a project of Inside Dharma, a Buddhist outreach organization 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.
National Human Trafficking Resource Center: www.traffickingresourcecenter.org
Text BeFree (233733)
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:
Sign up for City of St. Louis Emergency Management Alerts by texting STLCEMA to 888777
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
3200 Chouteau 63103
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.
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 here.
Budget Mobile LifeLine offers government assisted wireless services to low income families and individuals in Missouri. Qualified customers receive a free cell phone plus 250 free minutes and 250 free texts every month.
And here's a link to a new company that is providing free cell phones: www.assurancewireless.com
CAROL HOUSE QUICK FIX PET CLINIC
1218 S. Jefferson 63104
Sliding scale, subsidized fees for chips, vaccinations, spaying, neutering, more.
Don't forget CRAIGSLIST when looking for apartments and houses for rent.
Free map-based search for home & apartment rentals, with real-time updates. Also available on iOS & Android.