St. Louis County Resources and Services
St. Louis County - List of Resources
- 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
- 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.
- Charter is offering free access to spectrum broadband and wi-fi for families with school-aged children. Details here.
- Heat UP STL
- Urban League: 314-615-3640
- Salvation Army: 314-646-3000
- Community Action Agency: 314-863-0015
- Urban League: 314-615-3640
- Salvation Army: 314-646-3000 (funds are based on zip code)
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.
- 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
- National Alliance on Mental Illness has created COVID-19 Information and Resources, a document to help guide individuals that have specific questions about their mental health situations.
- CDC: Managing Stress and Coping with COVID-19
- Mental Health America: Living With Mental Illness During COVID-19 Outbreak: Preparing for Your Wellness
- When Home Because the Workplace: Mental Health and Remote Work
Free Educational Resources and Websites
STL County Library online learning and digital 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
- 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)
- How to talk to your kids about coronavirus:
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
- The Autism Educator: Free printable social stories to help parents talk to children on the autism spectrum. Available here.
- PBS Kids
- Switcheroo Zoo
- National Geographic Kids
- Fun Brain
- Storyline Online (Some of your favorite stories read by some of your favorite actors)
- Common Sense Media (Roundup of additional educational websites)
Websites with Lesson Plans
- Scholastic: has created a 20-day lesson series for families facing school closures due to coronavirus
- Khan Academy
- Khan has created a daily schedule suggestion for parents with kids who will be home