AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (Obamacare)
The toll-free number is a 24-hour hotline that handles consumers’ questions.
For enrollment resources visit www.covermissouri.org and www.healthcare.gov.
COLLEGE COURSES, ONLINE FREE
Click HERE for a full list and information about enrolling.
EXCEL CENTERS/PROSPERITY CONNECTION
Provides financial education, affordable financial services, resources, and support. Free financial coaching and money management education, as well as low-cost banking options.
Old North Excel Center
2707 N. 14th Street 63106
24:1 Community Excel Center
6724 Page Ave
Pagedale, MO 63133
St. John Excel Center
2808 Endicott 63114
2828 Gravois Ave. 63118
3651 Forest Park Ave. 63108
GATEWAY EITC COMMUNITY COALITION
910 North 11th Street 63101
Free tax preparation for low income households.
20 S. Sarah Ave. 63108 (Cortex area)
Founded after Ferguson in St. Louis and other cities. Partners with public and private sectors to increase investment and business growth. Provides resources and connections for those in need of employment before or after scheduled Hiring Events. Minority business opportunities in collaboration with established corporations.
GRANTS FOR WOMEN IN MISSOURI
Grants for women to help with electric bills, medical, foreclosure, housing, college, rent and more. Information on their website.
1023 N Grand 63106
Home ownership and business loans, including Micro-Enterprise Services and new business loan program for ex-offenders. Also credit building and counseling.
1321 South 11th St. 63104
Financial Stability Services provide one-on-one coaching, financial education and access to credit and wealth-building products. An on-site St. Louis Community Credit Union micro-branch furthers participants’ goals.
Free financial tools, calculators, and resources, including insurance information, mortgages and business loans.
NEED HELP PAYING BILLS
An online resource by state. Many different categories of assistance.
OFFICE OF FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT
City of St. Louis Treasurer
1200 Market Street City Hall Room 220 63103
Connects with free financial education and counseling resources that will help raise your credit score, get out of debt, start your own business, and more.
RED DOUGH LOANS
6724 Page Avenue 63133
Combats predatory lending through Helping Hand Loan™,an installment loan for $500 that helps consumers break the payday loan cycle. Works with Prosperity Connection.
ROW (REDEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN)
1914 Olive St, Ste 200 63103
Works with women who have been impacted by poverty, homelessness, and/or intimate partner violence. Focuses on economic and social factors to build safety, skills, and economic security.
STATE ID AND OTHER RESOURCES
For a checklist for requirements, visit our RE-ENTRY page for information about walk-in assistance at the College Church at Grand and Lindell.
THE SIMPLE DOLLAR
A website with MANY resources and tips, including a disability benefits guide and benefit calculator
offers government assisted wireless services to low income families and individuals in Missouri.
St Louis Tax Assistance Program
Click HERE for free tax preparation locations. Earned income tax credit and more.
The Gateway EITC Community Coalition
The St. Louis Tax Assistance Program (TAP)
The Metro St. Louis Community Tax Coalition
WOMEN IN CHARGE
1483 82nd Blvd.
University City, MO 63132
Many programs, including HiSet classes(formerly GED), mentoring, counseling, career development, nutrition, Yoga, financial literacy and more.