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-External Resource Links-

Food Resources

  • Community Action Agency – Food Pantry (314) 863-0015
  • Food pantry available for use once every 30 days per household
  • Household income required for eligibility. 
  • Urban League – Food Pantry (314) 615-3642
  • Must be 18 years or older and have a valid ID.
  • 3 locations in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Clair County
  • Little to no cost to access
  • St. Louis Area Food Bank – Find a Pantry (314) 292-6262
  • Food distribution sites in multiple locations around the St. Louis area, click here to find one closest to you.
  • Senior meal program available 
  • SNAP Benefits – Applying for Benefits (855) 373-4636
  • Program provides support to assist in purchasing food, seeds, and plants for eligible applicants.
  • Application required for benefits – online or paper version available here
  • Application requires a Missouri driver’s license or other forms of ID, proof of residency, immigration documentation if not a U.S. citizen, and income documentation.
  • Meals on Wheels – Delivered Meals (314) 374-9549
  • 5 days of frozen meals to seniors and homebound individuals
  • To see if you are eligible, click here 
  • Operation Food Search – Find a Pantry
  • Lists all food pantries and child meal distributors in the St. Louis region.
  • To find a location near you, click here

Resources for Hygiene and Laundry

  • LaundryLove
  • Free laundry service available on select days at locations in South City and University City
  • Click here to find a Laundry Love location near you.

Re-Entry Resources

  • The Center for Women in Transition 
  • Resources for justice-involved women including supportive housing, mentorship, case management, vocational services, court advocacy, employment opportunities, and life skills classes.
  • Program available for any woman, non-binary, gender-nonconforming, or transgender (the Center serves trans women and trans men) individuals in the St. Louis area, who are currently in or have been involved in the criminal justice system within the past 6 months (this can include jail, prison, probation, parole, and/or pending charges)
  • Online or physical application required – can be emailed to or mailed to 7716 S. Broadway, St. Louis MO 63111. 
  • If you have any questions about the application, email or call (314) 771-5207
  • Community Action Agency – Parole to Payroll/Makin’ It Work Program
  • Organization provides free individualized case management to provide a variety of services and referrals to assist with re-entry transition.
  • Services include anger management, drug counseling, employment readiness programs, and counseling services among others.
  • Enrollment in the programing is required for services – if interested in learning more contact James Ingram at 314.863.0015 ext. 431 or
  • Re-Entry Community Linkages (RE-LINK) (314) 657-1566
  • Program offers health care coverage, health care services, mental and behavioral health services, and social service supports (Housing, Substance
    abuse, employment assistance, adult education, others as identified) through the utilization of a Health and Social Services Network.
  • Program is available to young adults who have been released from City Jails, have no known holds, and have gotten a referral from Probation and Parole
  • Guide to Finding Housing for the Recently Incarcerated

Sex Offender Resources

  • Project Outreach – Back to Life
  • 2-year program for male justice-involved individuals and formerly incarcerated individuals focused on housing stabilization and reducing recidivism
  • The program offers housing, personal and professional development opportunities, employment, and individualized case management.
  • Applicants must be recommended to the program, have a high school diploma or GED, be willing to relocate, be open to employment or currently employed, and be willing to commit to programing.
  • Can be recommended by a probation/parole officer or a supervisor – Once recommended, submit a pre-qualification form here

Shelter Resources

Note: The following link provides more in-depth coverage based on zip codes and the resources that are available based on the area surrounding the zip code.

Important Resource link:

  • St. Patrick Center (314) 802-0700
  • Shelter, case management, and various resource referrals.
  • Employment program including job and skills training, and full and part-time employment. 
  • Health services including mental health issues, substance abuse, healthcare referrals, and on-site nurses.
  • If you are needing shelter you must go in person Monday – Friday (800 N. Tucker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63101)
  • To access additional services, call (314) 802-0700
  • Humanitri (314) 772-7720 
  • Assistance with obtaining permanent housing, utility assistance, financial advising.
  • Employment assistance, counseling, life skills classes, parenting classes, wellness classes, and skill-building opportunities available
  • Housing and social service hotline available at 2-1-1
  • Gateway 180 Homeless Services (314) 802-5444
  • Emergency shelter with case management, counseling, meals, laundry, and mail service
  • Permanent re-housing program including case management, monetary funds, furniture, moving assistance available once enrolled in programing.
  • Counseling and life skills classes available
  • Brown bag meals available to the community on-site
  • Call (314) 231-1515 to access the Housing Resource Hotline, call (314) 802-5444 to access additional resources.
  • Peter and Paul Center (314) 588-7111
  • Emergency shelter, temporary housing, and supportive housing options available
  • Health services, mental health services, meals service, developmental disability services, veteran services, and employment referrals available
  • For help accessing services, click here for more information on shelter, food distribution, and social services.

Immigrant and Refugee Resources

  • International Institute (314) 773-9090
  • Assists foreign-born individuals in resettlement, business startup, and community engagement.
  • Organization offers free education, language and re-entry resources, economic resources, workforce, and career readiness, and job placement resources.
  • To register for resources call (314) 773-9090

Resources for Seniors

  • St. Louis Area Agency on Aging (SLAAA) (314) 612-5918
  • Organization provides meal services, transportation, health insurance, and financial resources. 
  • Resources available for individuals 60 years or older living in St. Louis city
  • Call (314)612-5918 to access services
  • Meals on Wheels of Greater Missouri – Meal Service
  • Call 314-374-9549 to set up an eligibility interview.
  • Organization provides meals for elderly individuals, individuals with handicaps, individuals recovering from injuries or illness, or anyone not able to shop for or prepare meals at home for themselves.
  • Meal service may be requested for up to five weekdays each week and is available for as long as the recipient is eligible. 

Domestic Violence Resources

  • ALIVE (314) 993-7080
  • Crisis intervention and crisis hotline available 24-7 at (314) 993-2777
  • Services include individual advocates and safety plans, resource referrals, and legal resources.
  • Services individual adult counseling, adult Support Groups, children Counseling, court advocacy, transportation, and emergency sanctuary
  • Safe Connections (314) 646-7500
  • 24-hour crisis hotline available at (314) 531-2003
  • Crisis intervention, individual therapy, prevention education, and a variety of other support services
  • To access therapy services, call (314) 646-7500 ext. 118
  • Classes, workshops, and social groups to help individuals learn how to conduct healthy relationships.

Resources available for Disabled Individuals

  • City of St. Louis: Office on the Disabled (314) 622-3686
  • Services for St. Louis City residents to assist people who have all types of disabilities, including but not limited to hearing, seeing, mobility, developmental, and psychiatric.
  • Services include assistance with accessibility issues and handling disability discrimination issues.
  • To access services, call (314) 622-3686 9 AM-5 PM Monday-Friday
  • Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation (Voc Rehab) (314) 587-4877
  • Employment assistance and job placement, vocational training, and counseling
  • Open to anyone with physical/mental impairment that causes problems with working and need assistance to be successful.
  • Multiple locations in the St. Louis area
  • To apply, either walk in or set an appointment at the nearest location (locate it here

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