Elementary Mental Health - Community Resources for Families in Need

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    The information below on government programs may help you pay for food, housing, health care, and other basic living expenses if you or your family are struggling. Find out about eligibility requirements for programs like food stamps, welfare, and Medicaid, and how to apply for them.

    Housing

    CAASTLC
    This site has comprehensive housing assistance programs which includes home ownership, housing counseling, and rent/mortgage Assistance.

    HUD.gov
    This site has access to subsidized apartments, housing vouchers, utility bill aid and information about tennant rights and laws.

    MO Dept. of Mental Health
    Here you will find information regarding rental assistance, affordable housing, housing for the disabled and Federal housing subsidies. 

    Homeless Resources
    A comprehensive guide to services including shelter, domestic violence, GED, health, employment and meals across all St. Louis counties.

    CAP4KIDS 
    Within this site you will find a user-friendly, comprehensive listing of many social service agencies that exist to improve the lives of families that need our help the most.

    Medical

    dss.gov
    The Missouri Department of Social Services has many resources for families in need of medical care.

    Free Clinics
    Here you find a list of free and income based clinics in the St. Louis area

    Care STL Health
    Enrollment specialists educate patients about available health insurance plans that will accommodate the individual’s healthcare and financial needs.

    NeedyMeds
    705 Free, Low-Cost or Sliding Scale Clinics in Missouri.

    For Families in Need

    St. Louis Assistance Programs
    Find how to get help in St. Louis with paying expenses including rent, energy bills, free food, security deposits as well as medical bills or dental care.

    St. Louis Foodbank
    Programs and services to end hunger in St. Louis.

    Department of Labor
    This site has information about meeting your basic needs, getting the support you need and preparing for a career. 

    Family Services
    Here you will find information about adoption, foster care, temporary assistance and child support.

    Government Benefits
    Federal government benefit programs can help people with a low income cover basic expenses like food, housing, and healthcare.