This webpage provides community resources for agencies, shelters, employment resources, food pantries and other organizations throughout the St. Louis area and beyond.
Emotional - Counseling, Health, Disability Access, and Prevention Services
Community Psychological Service - The Community Psychological Service (CPS) is a not-for-profit outpatient mental health center established by the University of Missouri-St. Louis to provide psychological services to residents of the St. Louis metropolitan area.
Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri - while this is not an exhaustive list of every counseling agency in the St. Louis area, it serves as a beginning point to identify potential options.
St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute - Provides patient and healthcare professionals with advanced treatment options and education, integrating the latest knowledge from the behavioral sciences.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Open Counseling - Free or Low-Cost Counseling in Missouri.
Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare - Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare is to enable access to quality mental health services for all Missouri citizens in need of such services, while maximizing their human potential and quality of life.
Disability Access Services
Easterseals Midwest - Wide range of services for children and adults, including autism, community living, employment, assessments and more.
ARC/St. Louis Arc - In-home residential support program, ARCH (Assistance with Residential Care in the Home), reimburses primary caregivers for short-term care of their loved one. Support groups. Family activities and education.
Independence Center - Independence Center is a community-based rehabilitation program for adults with mental illnesses in the St. Louis area, built on the Clubhouse model of psychosocial rehabilitation.
KEEN St Louis - providing free recreational opportunities to children and young adults with disabilities by pairing them with trained volunteers for fun, noncompetitive activities.
Substance Use Programing
Start Your Recovery - Provides people with a single source of relatable, reliable information at any stage of their recovery journey.
Black Alcohol/Drug Service Information Center (BASIC) - A community-based agency that provides comprehensive culturally sensitive alcohol and drug abuse services in Missouri.
Provident, Inc. - Mix of Mental Wellness and substance abuse services. Medicaid, Medicare, State or Government financed insurance. (other than Medicaid)
Queen of Peace Center - Supportive and permanent housing is provided at five locations and at scattered community sites. Part of the Shelter Care Plus program. Walk-In Clinic Hours For Women and Children: Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm. CSTAR residential and outpatient treatment program.
Refuge Recovery - A mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Check website for local and national locations, meeting times, and more information. One does not have to be an addict, alcoholic or Buddhist to attend. All seeking refuge are welcome.
Environmental - Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being
Housing Resources from Missouri Department of Mental Health - The housing resources listed are grouped by types of housing-related needs. See the list below and click the link to go directly to that part of the list.
Beyond Housing - Programs to prevent foreclosure, first-time home buyer programs and more. Supportive rental housing and senior citizen housing. Special focus on community resources, family support and home ownership.
Employment Connection - Free employment services to ex-offenders and persons who have a barrier to finding and maintaining employment, and to St. Louis area businesses who are seeking qualified job applicants. World of Work (WOW) training is Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-3:30pm. Services provided include: GED classes, on-site job fairs, placement services, homeless veterans program, disabled veterans program. Bring ID.
Community Action Agency of St. Louis County, Inc. (CAASTL) - Assists residents of St. Louis County meet the terms of their probation and parole, including GED, money management, drug and alcohol, counseling, family development, job readiness and placement.
Center for Women in transition (CWIT) - Transitional housing facilities in St. Louis city for women reentering the St. Louis area from a correctional facility. Comprehensive supportive housing. Supervised, apartment-style transitional housing for up to 44 residents in Baker, Schirmer, and the new Sharon Houses. Also, scattered-site homes. Comprehensive supportive housing.
Connections to Success - Provides clothing for job interviews and outfits for starting work before the first paycheck. Also, counseling and job readiness. They work with men and women who have been incarcerated, as well as other job seekers. Call to make an appointment if possible.
STL Volunteer - STLVolunteer.org lets you get involved how you want. Local organization lists volunteer events that cover all parts of our region in one simple spot.
Dept. of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment - Job training, resume development, job seeking skills coaching; assistance in starting own business; and independent living services for disabled or those unable to work in traditional employment.
Employment Connection - Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Job placement services and housing. Supportive Services for Veterans’ Families. Rental assistance, deposits, utilities, etc. Supportive Housing (Project Homecoming).
H.E.R.O.E.S. Care - An affiliation of program partners working to provide support to military families in the communities where they live. Financial, health, events, more.
Intellectual - Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills
Duolingo - is an American language-learning website and mobile app. Users learn using "trees" tailored to their target language, with specific "skills" to practice vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation using spaced repetition.
EdX - Take free online language courses in English, Spanish, Mandarin and more. Learn from top institutions around the world.
Thought-provoking Seminar or Class
MIMH Professional Training - MIMH Professional Training provides free and fee-based streaming web conferences.
NAMI Missouri 6-Hour Professional Provider Workshops - NAMI Missouri Provider Workshops are one day, six-hour workshops that are presented to professionals throughout Missouri three times per year at no cost to participants.
Physical - Recognizing the need for physical activity, diet, sleep and nutrition
Operation Food Search - This organization provides an automated list of food pantries by zip code. You’ll be directed to put in your zip code, and they’ll give a list of all of the pantries in your area.
St. Louis Area Food Bank - provides a search feature that will show food pantries, soup kitchens, and meals according to zip code.
Emergency Food Stamps/Snap Program - You can apply for emergency or regular food stamps at the locations below or at any Division of Family Services office in the city or County of St. Louis.
Nutrition and Health – Research-based programs and tips on nutrition, recipes, food safety, food preservation, exercise and health.
Recreation Programs - City of St. Louis Recreation Division program information.
Fun 4 STL Kids - Fun4STLKids is a FREE website with thousands of listings of kids activities in the St. Louis, MO area.
Financial - Satisfaction with current and future financial situations
Funding your Education
Fast Track Missouri - The grant addresses workforce needs by helping adults pursue a certificate, degree, or industry-recognized credential in an area designated as high need. Grant recipients must maintain Missouri residency and work in Missouri for three years after graduation to prevent the grant from becoming a loan that must be repaid with interest.
My Scholarship Central - The My Scholarship Central Search Tool helps students in Missouri, Kansas City, Kansas, and the Metro East counties of St. Louis in Illinois find the scholarship providers that serve their area. Students can also apply to more than 100 scholarships and interest-free loan programs that collect applications through My Scholarship Central.
Graybar Construction Trades Scholarship - The Graybar Construction Trades Scholarship will be awarded to students who will enroll full time as undergraduate students in an accredited nonprofit two-year college or technical school program in the construction trades. Up to 50 students will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship that is renewable for one additional year. Graybar established this scholarship to help raise the visibility of opportunities in the construction trades and to remove barriers for students who have financial need.
LifeWiseStL - 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.
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.
Justine Petersen - Home ownership and business loans, including Micro-Enterprise Services and new business loan program for ex-offenders. Also credit building and counseling.
Social - Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system
Division of Youth Services (DYS) – DYS provides individual care, day treatment services, residential treatment services, education services, aftercare services, and family engagement services.
Childcare Assistance - Having access to consistent, reliable, high-quality, and affordable childcare is a known contributor to student parent success. Having access to childcare allows students’ parents to miss less class time, utilize campus resources, study without interruptions, and more!
Triton Childcare Fund - The Triton Childcare Fund assists Pell grant eligible student parents in earning their degree by subsidizing some of their childcare expenses. Students awarded the Triton Childcare Fund grant can receive assistance at the on-campus University Child Development Center or an approved licensed childcare provider of their choosing; providers are paid directly each month.
Tootris - TOOTRiS empowers working parents like you with FREE online resources to search, vet, and
enroll your children in the safest, most nurturing, and affordable programs, all in real time!
Annie Malone Children & Family Service Center - Safe 24-hour environment designed with intervention measures to immediately alleviate crisis by providing emergency shelter, food, clothing, educational needs, conflict resolution, emergency medical attention and counseling referrals to prevent child abuse and neglect.
Covenant House - 24/7 crisis services and housing. Access to shelter, food, clothing, blankets, showers, laundry facilities, information, referrals, and crisis intervention.
Transportation Services - Transportation challenges of Missourians can be addressed through many avenues. This resource can help locate free or low-cost transportation resources available to assist with medical appointments. Each service may have requirements including specific payers, days, location and routes.
SCORE St. Louis - Get Free Expert Help to Start & Grow Your Small Business. As highly successful and experienced business professionals and entrepreneurs, SCORE St. Louis mentors deliver valuable, timely, and practical advice at no cost.
SHRMstl - SHRM St. Louis hosts formal opportunities for mentoring. If you are someone who is looking for guidance in your career or insight into the HR industry, becoming a protégé may be a great way to gain valuable information and expand your HR network toward career goals.
Occupational - Personal satisfaction and enrichment derived from one’s work
Education & Employment
Blueprint 4 Career - A free career exploration guide for training programs that can launch you into a successful, high-demand skilled career.
A Red Circle - Located in the Stl Partnership Business Center. Founded to address racial injustice and inequality in the North St. Louis County region. Five focus areas are: employment, education, holistic living, policy, and the arts.
All Among Us - Opportunities to reverse intergenerational poverty through financial literacy, housing assistance, workforce readiness, mental health services, and more.
Jobs.mo.gov – This website can service job seekers, employers, and community members.
Family and Workforce Centers of America - READY4LIFE skill-based training providing internships, employment opportunities, healthy relationship and job-readiness skills. GED opportunities. Must be 14-24 years old. Employment/Job Training: Work-readiness and healthy relationship skills, job training, trade or skill certification, GED opportunity, and employment placement. Missouri Workforce Assistance. All ages are welcome.
Fathers & Families Support Center - Areas of focus include job readiness and retention skills. Participants are paired with trained mentors who provide support and guidance in finding employment as well as teaching family life skills. Other programs include a legal clinic, youth leadership and 'The Family Formation'. Now working with women and families.
Mission STL - Job & Leadership Training (JLT) to empower at-risk men, recruiting adult males seeking access to comprehensive professional and personal skill-building. Four sessions of JLT each year. Carpentry and construction skills. Job & Leadership Training (JLT) program four times per year, recruiting adult males seeking access to comprehensive professional and personal skill-building. Includes stipend and bonus upon completion, if eligible. Sessions focus on hard and soft skills, such as resume creation, networking, mentoring, self-care, conflict management and participants’ roles within their families and communities.