**NOTICE: Student Advocacy & Care will be providing services virtually, until further notice**
Navigating times of uncertainty and upheaval are especially burdensome and challenging for parents. You not only have to manage your own feelings, transitions, losses, and everything in between, but also those of your children – no matter what their age! And for our Tritons that are parents, you all have the added role of being a college student. Please know that we are here to support you. Our goal is to be part of your support system during this unprecedented time, and always.
*This page will be used to provide a variety of resources and services that are currently available to parents. This list is not comprehensive nor exhaustive. We will do our best to keep it up to date, but understand that things are changing rapidly right now, and double checking things on your own and doing personal searched are important.
Check out our Food Resources page for local food resources, and Drive-Thru meals for kids
STL County Library
: Families can pick up a supply of 25 diapers each Friday between 10:00 and 12:00 p.m. Appropriately sized diapers will be provided to children ages 3 and under. A child must be present to receive a supply of diapers. Supplies and sizes may be limited; currently size 6 diapers are not available. Diapers will be distributed in the branch parking lots. Donations of diapers will also be accepted during this time. Click here for the locations participating.
STL Diaper Bank
: Visit one of their Emergency Partners to get free diapers today and a referral to one of our long-term partners near you.
Children's Advocacy Center: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our staff is developing a number of trainings and resources to help caregivers and professionals who work with children during this time. Click Here for more information on upcoming trainings.
CDC: The CDC has published many guidelines on how to talk to children about COVID-19
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network:
has resources for helping children and families cope with social distancing and to prevent panic. NCTSN's parent/caregiver guide to help families cope with COVID-19 are available here
YMCA Emergency Childcare Program
: The YMCA
has an emergency childcare program for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old.There are a variety of sites throughout the St. Louis and St. Charles County areas and the program is open for all essential workers
at this time. The YMCA has a financial assistance program for those who are eligible.
Guidepost Montessori is offering Emergency Care for Essential Workers (ECEW) to “essential workers” seeking childcare services in order to remain focused on their own critical work. Care is available for children ages 8 weeks to 12 years old. If you are in need of financial assistance for school tuition, click here
to apply or call 314-328-4972.
Mary Margaret’s Daycare
: Mary Margaret’s Daycare
center is providing emergency childcare to first responders or health care employees working in response to COVID-19. Mary Margaret’s Daycare accepts children ages 6 weeks to 12 years.
St. Louis Crisis Nursery
: provides emergency intervention, respite care and support to families in crisis. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Louis Crisis Nursery
is providing crisis intervention and family support sessions via telephone and video telehealth sessions. Additionally, Staff are dropping off critical supplies on front porches for families in dire need of basic necessities. For the 24 hour helpline, call: 314-533-6900.
Parenting in Place – A support group for student parents: You can’t do it all . . . and that’s okay! Parenting, homeschooling, and working from home can overwhelm anyone. This online teletherapy group will help you cope and parent most effectively by providing cognitive behavioral skills for regulating emotions, establishing security, and managing behavior. Therapists will provide individualized consultations to help solve your specific problems.
Sessions will be led by doctoral graduate students in the UMSL Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology under the direct supervision of licensed psychologist faculty members.
$50 for 5 Weekly 75-Minute Sessions | $10 for UMSL Students** | Tuesdays and Thursdays
Rolling Launch Dates
**UMSL student parents are eligible to use CCAMPIS grant funds to cover the fee of this group. Please call
314.516.5771 to join
Stress/Anxiety Tips During
COVID-19 Crisis HERE
Click Here to schedule an appointment with a case manager