St. Louis County COVID-19 Resources and Services

St. Louis County - List of Resources

St. Louis County Department of Public Health’s recommended preventative actions required to help slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Those feeling ill should stay home to prevent others in the community
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • People at higher risk include those, over 60 years of age with underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes; with weakened immune systems; who are pregnant

Below are links to help you and other citizens that we serve. Residents experiencing symptoms of fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, should contact the St. Louis County Health Line at (314) 615-2660 with their concerns. Those who have reason to believe they have encountered a person infected with COVID-19 should also utilize that number. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services hotline can be reached

at (877) 435-8411.

Food

  • ALL OUR KIDS is a collaborative project to provide "Grab and Go" breakfast and lunch meals for students while schools are not in session. Check the ALL OUR KIDS website for locations and hours by clicking here.
  • St. Louis Area Food-bank pantry finder, by zip code
  • United Way COVID-19 resource page for area offerings
  • Mercy Neighborhood Resources service providers as well as food pantries; you can find that here.
  • Missouri Food Assistance
  • Operation Food Search
  • Some area businesses, will be providing meals for kids. You can find more details here.
  • Other area restaurants are updating their pickup and curbside options. There is a growing crowd-sourced list here.

Utilities

  • Charter is offering free access to spectrum broadband and wi-fi for families with school-aged children. Details here.
  • Ameren is suspending all disconnections for non-payment and forgiving late payment fees for residential and business customers. Details here.
  • Spire is suspending all disconnections and late fees until May 1. See announcement here.
  • MO American Water is suspending disconnects and reconnecting those who are currently shut off.
  • Heat UP STL
  • Urban League: 314-615-3640
  • Salvation Army: 314-646-3000
  • Community Action Agency: 314-863-0015
  • United Way: 2111-800-427-4626; their COVID-19 dedicated page has additional information

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Mental Health Resources

  • Care for Your Virus Anxiety: Partnership between Mental Health America and Shine to provide a vetted "mental health toolkit" including articles, meditations, access to mental health experts, anxiety screenings, and more.
  • Youth In Need: Youth in need can access help 24 hours a day at the St. Louis County Youth Connection Helpline at 314-628-2929. Telehealth counseling options have been implemented due to COVID-19.
  • KUTO (Kids Under TwentyOne) Crisis Helpline: Youth friendly 24/7 crisis hotline. (314/888) 644-5886
  • Safe Connections: Free individual and group counseling for women who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault or childhood sexual abuse; 24-hour crisis hotline: 314 531-2003
  • Domestic Violence and Rape Hotline: 800 392-0210
  • Behavioral Health Response: Confidential telephone counseling to people in mental health crises as well as mobile outreach services, community referral services and critical incident stress management (CISM). 1 800 811-4760 (hotline)
  • Life Crisis-Suicide/Crisis Hotline: 314 647-4357
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 800 273-TALK (8255)
  • Hopeline Network: 1 800 SUICIDE (784-2433)
  • Mid-Missouri Crisis Line: 1 888 761-4357 or text “HAND” to 839863
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 24/7, 365-day-a- year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. 1 800 985-5990

Mental Health Articles


COVID-19 Information


Free Educational Resources and Websites

STL County Library online learning and digital downloads

Downloads:

  • All available for free at www.slcl.org/emedia
  • Hoopla: ebooks, audiobooks, movies, videos and music.
  • Overdrive for adults: ebooks, audiobooks, movies and videos for adults.
  • Overdrive for kids: ebooks, audiobooks, movies and videos for kids.
  • Overdrive for teens: ebooks, audiobooks, movies and videos for teens.
  • Tumblebooks: ebooks
  • Flipster: magazines
  • Kanopy: movies
  • RBdigital: audiobooks and magazines
  • EBSCO ebooks: ebooks

Ecourses:

  • All available for free at www.slcl.org/ecourses
  • Lynda.com: video tutorials on software, technology, business
  • Creativebug: 1,000 art and craft video classes for adults and kids
  • Gale courses: Interactive, instructor-led courses that you can take entirely online
  • LearningExpress Library: Access to more than 800 tutorials, practice exams and ebooks for academic and career advancement
  • Mango: Mango languages: access to 60+ foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language
  • Driving-Tests.org: practice for your DMV test using these online tools

Resources for Parents (Including E-Learning Tools)


E-Learning Resources/Websites


Websites with Lesson Plans