As St. Louisans address important questions about social justice and equality, many resources – ranging from economic development, faith-based, housing, social services and more – are available to assist both citizens and businesses. Support is indeed available. Please click the links below to explore the options. 


 
Community

Better Family Life
The Outreach Department offers career training and job skills and runs many campaigns to encourage education, skills and decrease violence in North St. Louis City and County
Organization: Better Family Life
Contact Information: James Clark
Phone: 314-381-8200
Website: www.betterfamilylife.org/index.php/department/community-outreach


Big Brothers Big Sisters
To build trusting and enduring relationships which encourage and support young people. Our mission is shared by our Bigs, donors, partners, teachers, principals, bowlers, friends, employees, board members and parents. Each of these groups plays such a powerful role connecting around the Little to change their life.
Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters
Contact Information: Becky James-Hatter (bjames@bbbsemo.org)
Phone: 314-361-5900
Website: www.bgcstl.org/homepage.aspx


Connections to Success
CTS provides a comprehensive network of services and support to help people living in poverty become economically self-sufficient. Our model, with lifelong mentoring at its core, delivers evidence-based results and impacts all areas of a person’s life.
Organization: Connections for Success
Contact Information: Kathy Lambert
Phone: 636-940-8027
Website: www.connectionstosuccess.org/contact-us/


Establishment of the Ferguson Commission
Study and make specific recommendations for how to make progress on the issues raised by events in north St. Louis County. The effort will include a thorough and wide-ranging examination of the challenges that were exposed and exacerbated by the death of Michael Brown and its aftermath, and offer specific recommendations for overcoming them.
Organization: State of Missouri
Website: www.mo.gov/ferguson-commission/


Establishment of the Office of Community Engagement
Responsible for facilitating communication with Missourians and informing policy solutions for the unique challenges facing low-income and minority communities.
Organization: State of Missouri
Contact Information: Sen. Maida Coleman
Website: www.governor.mo.gov/news/archive/gov-nixon-announces-creation-office-community-engagement


Ferguson City Town Hall Meetings
Throughout October, City Hall hosted a series of town hall meetings to explore issues affecting the community and developing strategies for moving forward.
Organization: City of Ferguson
Phone: 314-521-7721
Website: www.fergusoncity.com/CivicAlerts


For the Sake of All Project
For the Sake of All is a multi-disciplinary project on the health and well-being of African Americans in St. Louis. The first phase of the project culminated in May, 2014 with the release of a final report at a community conference. The second phase will focus on engagement of the community, business leaders, and policy makers in order to mobilize support for implementation of recommendations made in the initial phase of the work.
Organization: Washington University
Contact Information: Jason Q. Purnell, PhD, MPH (jpurnell@wustl.edu)
Phone: 314-935-3738
Website: www.forthesakeofall.org/


Great Streets Initiative – West Florissant Corridor
In 2013, through the joint efforts of Ferguson, Dellwood and St. Louis County, the West Florissant corridor (from I-270 to the north and the Buzz Westfall Plaza to the south) became a part of East-West Gateway’s Great Streets Initiative (GSI). Sponsored by East-West Gateway Council of Governments, the Initiative focuses on a revitalization plan to strengthen communities through enhanced connectivity, multi-modal access, bolstered economic development and increased aesthetic appeal.
Organization: East-West Gateway
Website: www.ewgateway.org/pdffiles/library/greatstreets/WestFlorissantAvePlan/CH1-Intro.pdf


Hands Up United Campaign
Coalition efforts committed to raising awareness around the injustices surrounding Michael Brown’s death as well as other social issues that need to be addressed
Organization: Hands Up United
Contact Information: info@handsupunited.org
Website: www.handsupunited.org/


HealSTL
The goal is to provide long-term solutions to the complex problems facing St. Louis and other communities across the country. The majority of programs will be developed by members of the community and supported by #HealSTL. Programs will focus on political engagement, education, and community development
Organization: Heal STL
Contact Information: Antonio French
Phone: 314-395-1061
Website: www.healstl.org


Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club
Community center for kids in North St. Louis. 2 locations: Jeff Vanderlou and O’Fallon Park
Organization: Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Contact Information: Flint Fowler (flint@hhbgc.org)
Phone: 314-335-8000
Website: www.bgcstl.org/homepage.aspx


Lift for Life Gym
Provide at-risk kids in St. Louis City with a safe, enriching environment to strengthen their bodies, enrich their minds, develop healthy, solid relationships and learn to make positive life choices
Organization: Lift for Life
Contact Information: Joseph Miller (jmiller@liftforlifegym.org)
Phone: 314-227-7300
Website: www.liftforlifegym.org/mainstreet/index.html


Monsanto Fund to Support Ferguson Area
Providing resources to the Urban League, Reinvest North County Fund, United Way, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri to assist residents, schools and businesses in recovery
Organization: Monsanto Company
Contact Information: Samuel Murphy (Samuel.murphy@monsanto.com)
Website: news.monsanto.com/press-release/giving/monsanto-announces-new-support-north-st-louis-county-communities


My Brother’s Keeper Community Initiative
Mayor Knowles and the City of Ferguson accepted President Obama’s Challenge to join the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge, which seeks to build and execute comprehensive strategies that ensure all children enter school prepared, all children read at grade level by third grade, all young people graduate from high school, all young people complete post-secondary education or training, all youth out of school are employed, and all young people are safe from violent crime
Organization: Mayor Knowles and Ferguson City, in collaboration with the White House
Contact Information: Megan Asikainen (measikainen@fergusoncity.com)
Phone: 314-524-5152
Website: www.whitehouse.gov/my-brothers-keeper


The Met Center
The MET Center is a strategic partnership created to stimulate the economic self-sufficiency of individuals living in low to moderate income communities of the St. Louis region. The Center seeks to accomplish this mission by delivering focused, comprehensive, and accessible job training, placement, assessment, career development services and transportation services. We serve the underemployed, unemployed, and displaced workers, leading to sustainable work and a competitive regional economy. The MET Center is a member of the Working Family Success Network (WFSN).
Organization: The Met Center
Contact Information: Vamadu Sheriff (vsheriff@fwca-stl.com)
Phone: 314-746-0707
Website: www.metcenterstl.com


 
Economic Development

Department of Insurance Support for Small Businesses Impacted by Events of Ferguson
Department of Insurance Director John M. Huff and representatives from the department went to Ferguson to meet with impacted business owners. Director Huff and his team also went door to door and disseminated information to businesses about how the department can assist with insurance claims; Consumer Affairs representatives met with small business owners
Organization: Department of Insurance
Contact Information: Carrie Couch (consumeraffairs@insurance.mo.gov)
Phone: 800-726-7390
Website: www.insurance.mo.gov/help/contact.php


Establishment of Ongoing Business Listening Forums for Ferguson, Dellwood, and Jennings Businesses
The listening forums provide opportunities for business owners to meet with community leaders and agencies to identify resources to support them in their continued growth and development
Organization: North County Incorporated
Contact Information: Rebecca Zoll (nci@northcountyinc.com)
Phone: 314-895-6241
Website: www.northstlouiscounty.com/


Linked Deposit Program
Partners with lending institutions to provide low-interest loans to help create and retain jobs, expand the economy and strengthen communities statewide.
Organization: Missouri State Treasurer
Contact Information: Angie Robyn (angie.robyn@treasurer.mo.gov)
Phone: 573 751-8533
Website: www.treasurer.mo.gov/content/low-interest-loans


Reinvest North County Fund
Fund to support small businesses and schools impacted by events of Ferguson
Organization: St. Louis Regional Business Council
Contact Information: Kathleen Osborn (Kosborn@stlrbc.org)
Phone: 314-225-2100
Website: www.northstlouiscounty.com/


SharedWork Program
An employee layoff aversion program for small businesses
Organization: Department of Labor
Contact Information: Nia Ray (nia.ray@labor.mo.gov)
Phone: 573-751-2027
Website: www.labor.mo.gov/DES/Employers/shared_work


Small Business Administration Loan Program
The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest disaster loans to small non-farm businesses who suffered economic injury caused by the civil unrest that began August 9, 2014.
Organization: Small Business Administration
Contact Information: Bill Koontz
Phone: 916-735-5100
Website: www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/loans-grants/small-business-loans/disaster-loans


Small Business Recovery Line
St. Louis Regional Chamber, MO DED, North County Chamber, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership established a hotline for small businesses to find resources quickly.
Organization: St. Louis Regional Chamber
Contact Information: Judy Schrum (jschrum@stlregionalchamber.com) or Lindsay Ochoa (lochoa@stlregionalchamber.com)
Phone: 314-206-3235
Website: www.stlregionalchamber.com/what-we-do/ferguson


Small Business Relief Program
0% interest loan program to provide immediate relief for small businesses
Organization: STL Partnership, St. Louis Regional Chamber, State of Missouri, Local Banks
Contact Information: Erica Henderson (ehenderson@stlpartnership.com)
Phone: 314-615-7663


 
Education

BetaVersity
BetaVersity is an education technology company that creates and supports collaborative prototyping spaces for post-secondary schools. We use the latest rapid prototyping technology and design thinking methodologies to help students learn by doing. A product-driven company that manufactures, BetaVersity rents, and sells BetaBox Mobile Prototyping Labs. These mobile lab facilities help schools maximize student satisfaction while minimizing expenses. Make learning-by-doing accessible to every student. Increase accessibility & bolster STEM retention, Encourages entrepreneurial activity & build lasting communities.
Organization: BetaVersity
Contact Information: Lucas Arzola (lucas@betaversity.com)
Phone: 410-343-7193
Website: www.betaversity.com


Code Red
Code Red’s mission is to create, market, and distribute a curriculum that teaches computer language and computer coding skills to students from grades 1 – 12. High school freshmen and sophomore year is for refining coding skills using Python, C#, Basic, and other coding languages. During junior and senior year, students will be given the option of continuing the program through a more intensive studying process (roughly 3 class periods a day) while still focusing on core curriculum. The purpose of these years is to have them development unique and individualized programs as well as promote entrepreneurship by teaching them how to independently fund, distribute, and develop programs in order to garner firsthand experience.
Organization: Code Red
Contact Information: Michael Palmer (coderededucation@gmail.com)
Website: www.coderededucation.com


College Bound
College Bound provides promising students from under-resourced backgrounds with the academic enrichment, social supports and life skills needed to succeed in college and careers. Nearly 100% of our high school graduates earned admission to four-year colleges or universities. 93% re-enrolled for their sophomore year. 60 to 75% of College Bound students will graduate from college within six years – the same rate as their highest income peers. College Bound is the only program in the St. Louis region with a year-round curriculum that includes career exposure, community engagement, test preparation, social-emotional development and academic enrichment so that students not only get to college, they graduate from college.
Organization: College Bound
Contact Information: Scott Baier (scott@collegeboundstl.org)
Phone: 314-365-3558
Website: www.collegeboundstl.org


Cultural Leadership High School Program
Program designed to enable students to participate in experiences that strengthen their knowledge of social justice issues and that challenge them to be change agents
Organization: Cultural Leadership
Contact Information: Holly Ingraham (hingraham@culturalleadership.org)
Phone: 314-725-3222
Website: www.culturalleadership.org


Ferguson Forward Initiative
Assisting youth employment opportunities, investment in early childhood education, and supporting the business community in the Ferguson area
Organization: Emerson Electric
Contact Information: Patrick Sly (pat.sly@emerson.com)
Phone: 314-553-2428


North Campus Expanded Tutoring Initiative
Gov. Nixon, Senator Jamilah Nasheed and Alderman Antonio French announced $500,000 to expand access to math and science tutoring and enrichment programs to an additional 350 students from low-income families in St. Louis provided through a new partnership between the College of Education at UMSL and The North Campus, an organization founded by Alderman French
Organization: North Campus
Contact Information: Antonio French
Phone: 314-769-9000
Website: www.thenorthcampus.org/north-campus-awarded-grant-for-2015/


PGA Reach
PGA REACH intends to measurably improve and advance opportunities for St. Louis area youth to succeed in life. Success will be measured through programs that have demonstrable outcomes to positively impact youth by:
A. Increasing classroom attendance
B. Lowering the high school dropout rate
C. Enhancing the long term health of young men and women through education, activities, and recreational programs
D. Improving the career options available to these youth
Do all these goals have a common focus? All of our plans, programs, and support are focused on “keeping kids in school.” That’s how we know we can make a difference in St. Louis.
Organization: PGA Reach
Contact Information: Alli Wells (awells@pgahq.com)
Phone: 636-399-5340
Website: www.gatewaypga.org/pgareach


Public/Private Coalition to Promote Resiliency and Hope for Students
Coalition works with community leaders to assist families and school personnel in teaching resilience and promoting hope for a better life for all children who live in the North STL area; and work cooperatively with a broader coalition of individuals, organizations and agencies to tangibly support the emotional health and stability of children and families who live in them.
Organization: State of Missouri, DMH, DESE and DSS
Contact Information: Channing Ansley (channing.ansley@mo.gov)
Phone: 573-751-0290


Reinvest North County Fund
Fund to support small businesses and schools impacted by events of Ferguson
Organization: St. Louis Regional Business Council
Contact Information: Kathleen Osborn (Kosborn@stlrbc.org)
Phone: 314-225-2100
Website: northstlouiscounty.com/north-county-incorporated-along-with-the-st-louis-regional-business-council-announces-reinvest-north-county-fund/reinvest-north-county-fund/


Upward Bound
Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.
Organization: Higher Ed Council of Metro St. Louis
Phone: 314-951-9477
Website: www.heccstl.com/upward.html


 
Faith-Based

Archdiocese of St. Louis Special Collection
For food pantries and parishes near Ferguson established to support residents
Organization: Archdiocese of St. Louis
Phone: 314-792-7005
Website: www.archstl.org


Re-establishment of the Human Rights Commission
The Human Rights Commission will begin a study and offer solutions to decrease violence in our communities and in our families
Organization: Archdiocese of St. Louis
Phone: 314-792-7005
Website: www.archstl.org


Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry (CLAM)
CLAM gives people who are impoverished a voice in the judicial system. CLAM offers representation for families who do not have the means to afford an attorney. CLAM focuses on helping families in need. CLAM handles many cases involving paternity, orders of protection, guardianship, and abuse. CLAM also offers services for immigrant populations who face challenges in filing governmental documents.
Website: www.ccstl.org/federation/catholic-charities-community-services/catholic-legal-assistance-ministry


Urban K-Life
Urban K-Life hires African American, Christian athletes to be part of their team. They work inside public high schools daily, assisting teachers and administrators in any way possible in order to connect with kids and speak positive messages and encouragement into their lives. The team takes official coaching positions after school on sports teams, further pouring into the lives of students and their families. These relationships have consistently raised attendance rates and lowered violent incidence of students in this population. It has also increased the number of students continuing on successfully to post-secondary education.
Organization: Urban K-Life
Contact Information: Jason Julian (julian@klife.com)
Phone: 314-607-6282
Website: www.urbanklife.com


Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis (JCRC) Special Collections
The collections listed below are being organized by the JCRC in partnership with the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.
Donate Books to the Children of Ferguson and North County: Provide a new book with a note of encouragement that will be delivered to children in Ferguson and surrounding communities. Send or drop off book(s) to the JCRC, 12 Millstone Campus Drive 63146. Phone number: 314-442-3871

Used Book Drive: Donate gently used children’s books for lending libraries or classrooms, and for distribution to families served by Head Start programs in Ferguson and surrounding communities.
DROP OFF AT: Saul Brodsky Jewish Library, 12 Millstone Campus Drive, 63146; phone number: 314-442-3720

Clothing Drive: For Save Our Sons Program (SOS): gently used clothing for young men, appropriate for job interviews

For Head Start Programs: New or gently used children’s hats and gloves for 3-5 year olds.
DROP OFF AT: JCRC , 12 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, 63146


JCRC’s Helping Our Community’s Children Flourish Program
JCRC/Community Against Poverty (CAP) Children’s Early Development Project is focused on improving the physical conditions at area early childcare centers in under resourced neighborhoods (primarily in North St. Louis City and North County). The Project’s goal is to provide the children with a safe, age appropriate and welcoming early child care experience.
Volunteers and donations are needed for the project at “God’s Creation Center” an early childcare and after school program located at 5474 N. Kingshighway. Monetary or in kind donations will be used to refurbish the flooring at the school and for improving the playground.  We also will need volunteers for mural projects at the school.

To donate, volunteer or for more information: gwechsler@jcrcstl.org or 314-442-3894

Information on all of these drives and volunteer efforts is at:
http://www.jcrcstl.org/Domestic%20Issues/CommunityResponsetoFergusonNew.php


Rabbi Robert P. Jacobs Jewish Fund for Human Needs
A joint project of the JCRC and the St. Louis Rabbinical Association, with additional support from the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and its Lubin-Green Foundation. Supports many organizations helping youth and young adults in North St. Louis City and County with grant funding.

More information: www.jfhn.org or call 314-442-3894


Holocaust Museum and Learning Center
The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center (HMLC) in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League offers the Law Enforcement and Society Program (LEAS). Law enforcement officials learn about the dangers that anti-Semitism, bigotry and fanatical leadership pose to society. Participants receive a guided tour of the museum, discussion about the abuse of power under the Nazis and the role of police in the Nazi state and an interactive examination of the important and difficult role of police in American society today. LEAS has been certified by the Missouri Peace Office Standards and Training (POST) for three hours of interpersonal skills, including one hour of racial profiling. Officers receive continuing education credit.
In addition, HMLC offers tours highlighting the history and lessons of the Holocaust and in its Change Begins With Me exhibition focuses on issues related to hate discrimination and ethnic conflict in our world today. Ten or more visitors may call for a reservation and receive a guided tour from one of our trained docents or utilize the museum’s audio tour to walk around at your own pace. The museum is free of charge to all.
More information: 314.442.3715 or www.hmlc.org


Jewish Family & Children’ s Service
Collecting food for distribution to food pantries in Ferguson. Drop off your donations to the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry, 10601 Baue Blvd, Creve Coeur MO 63132 (314-993-1000)

In its counseling programs, since 1/1/14, JFCS has reached 987 participants in north STL zip codes including 63114, 63121, and 63136. For the food pantry year to date, JFCS has served 4,385 participants from north STL zip codes.
http://jfcs-stl.org


Central Reform Congregation
This congregation will be implementing a tutoring program at Langston Middle School in North St. Louis City in 2015. For more information about how to receive training and become a volunteer, contact Jennifer Bernstein at jenniferb@centralreform.org or call (314) 361-1564 x 117.

www.centralreform.org


Congregation Shaare Emeth
This congregation is doing a collection drive for students in the Ferguson-Florissant School District who are in the “students in transition” program. The following items are being collected: Monetary donations, gift cards to McDonalds and Shop N Save, mini-fridges, bedding, pajamas, socks, underwear and bras. Donations can be dropped off at Congregation Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Road 63141. For more information, contact Emily Cohen at 314-692-5365.

shaare-emeth.org


Kol Rinah Congregation
This Congregation is partnering with the organization Education Exchange Corps to tutor and work at summer and weekend enrichment programs for students in the Ferguson community and surrounding communities. For more information, contact Kol Rinah at 314-727-1747 or email Tasha@kolrinahstl.org


 
Housing

Better Family Life
Connecting people in St. Louis with low-income housing and other resources for healthy living and violence prevention
Organization: Better Family Life
Contact Information: Malik Ahmed
Phone: 314-381-8200
Website: www.betterfamilylife.org


Beyond Housing Initiatives
Beyond Housing has met the challenge of evolving to incorporate the changing needs of families, communities and the 21st century workplace. While identifying and addressing immediate needs to establish stability, families are also engaged in a comprehensive array of services that produce positive long-term outcomes.
Organization: Beyond Housing
Contact Information: Sheronda Williams (swilliams@beyondhousing.org)
Phone: 314-533-0600 x10
Website: www.beyondhousing.org/about-us


St. Patrick Center
At St. Patrick Center, we’re one of Missouri’s largest providers of housing, employment and health opportunities for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We take an action-based approach to service and offer nationally recognized programs that assist more than 8,000 people each year. Our mission, at its core, is to help individuals and families move from homelessness to independence in dignified, cost-effective and permanent ways. This approach transforms our clients as well as our entire community.
Organization: St. Patrick Center
Contact Information: Tom Etling (tetling@stpatrickcenter.org)
Phone: 314-802-0194
Website: www.stpatrickcenter.org


 
Organizations

Almost Home
Almost Home inspires teenage mothers to create a better life for themselves and their children
Website: www.almosthomestl.org


Alternative Opportunities
From counseling, treatment, and education services to employment and supported living services, AO creates personalized programs to help individuals meet their full potential and live their best life
Website: www.aoinc.org


Annie Malone Children and Family Service Center
The agency’s primary service has been orphan care or residential services Annie Malone, but it has always attempted to address the vital needs of the St. Louis Community.
Website: www.anniemalone.com


ArchCity Defenders
ArchCity Defenders is an organization dedicated to providing the best possible legal counsel to the homeless and the poor facing prosecution. We also provide civil representation and social service coordination.
Website: www.archcitydefenders.org


Beyond Housing
Beyond Housing has met the challenge of evolving to incorporate the changing needs of families, communities and the 21st century workplace. While identifying and addressing immediate needs to establish stability, families are also engaged in a comprehensive array of services that produce positive long-term outcomes.
Website: www.beyondhousing.org


Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri
Provides role models and mentors for youth in the St. Louis area
Website: www.bbbsemo.org


Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis
The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) is to inspire and enable youth ages 6 to 18 to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Website: www.bgcstl.org/homepage.aspx


Catholic Charities Of St. Louis
In response to the teachings of Jesus Christ, the mission of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Saint Louis is to serve people in need, to work to improve social conditions for all people in the community, and to call members of the Church and community to do the same
Website: www.ccstl.org


Catholic Services For Children And Youth
Catholic Services for Children & Youth (CSCY), a Catholic Charities agency providing services in the areas of foster care, adoption, expectant parent support and mentoring, was one of five agencies that merged to form Good Shepherd Children & Family Services in 2006.
Website: www.collegeboundstl.org/


College Bound
College Bound provides promising students from under-resourced backgrounds with the academic enrichment, social supports and life skills needed to succeed in college and careers.
Website: www.collegeboundstl.org/


Community Action Agency Of St. Louis County, Inc.
A Community Action Agency providing low-income people with emergency and crisis intervention services
Website: www.caastlc.org


Coordinated Youth and Family Services
Our educational programs (AEP/EEP) focus on serving at-risk youth with a staff of certified teachers, social workers, and para-professionals at our River’s Edge Educational Facility. Students are referred by their home district
Website: www.cyhs.com


Court Appointed Special Advocates Of St. Louis County, Inc.
CASA ensures that the child – the person with the most to gain or lose and typically the least power in a care and protection court proceeding – has a powerful voice. A voice in critical decisions that will impact his or her life immediately and long into the future.
Website: www.casastlcounty.org


Division of Workforce Development, St. Louis County
The Saint Louis County Department of Human Services enriches the lives of individuals and creates a supportive community through direct involvement with the public by providing opportunities for information, outreach, and responsive service.
Website: www.stlouisco.com/HealthandWellness/HumanServices/workforcedevelopment


Employment Connection
Employment Connection is a nonprofit St. Louis community asset that breaks down barriers to self-sufficiency for individuals with limited opportunities including the homeless, ex-offenders, U.S. veterans, high school dropouts, women on welfare, and at-risk youth.
Website: www.employmentstl.org


Ferguson October
A series of public events—marches, convening and panels— to build momentum for a nationwide movement against police violence.
Website: www.fergusonoctober.com


Gene Slay’s Boys Club of St. Louis
Gene Slay’s Boys’ Club of St. Louis has and continues to improve the lives of at-risk, marginalized, and underserved youth by equipping them with the skills they need to make good choices and become successful adults.
Website: www.gsbcstl.org


Heal STL
The goal is to provide long-term solutions to the complex problems facing St. Louis and other communities across the country. The majority of programs will be developed by members of the community and supported by #HealSTL. Programs will focus on political engagement, education, and community development
Website: www.healstl.org


Illinois Center For Autism
The Illinois Center for Autism (ICA) is a not-for-profit, community-based, mental health treatment, and educational agency dedicated to serving people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Referrals are made through local school districts, hospitals, doctors, and the Department of Human Services. Their goal is to educate and serve children and adults with autism to help them achieve their highest level of independence in their home, school and community.
Website: www.illinoiscenterforautism.org


Incarnate Word Foundation
Youth jobs program focused on employing youth ages 16-24 and confronting disparity in opportunity for youth
Website: www.stlyouthjobs.org/program


Kingdom House
Provides assistance to families and youth to achieve self-sufficiency and gain economic independence
Website: www.kingdomhouse.org/index.php


Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation
Provides low income and senior residents of central and southern Illinois with high quality civil legal services in order to obtain and maintain their basic human needs. Through advice, representation, advocacy, education, and collaboration, we seek: to achieve justice for those whose voices might otherwise not be heard; to empower individuals to advocate for themselves; and to make positive changes in the communities we serve.
Website: www.lollaf.org


Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
LSEM provides free civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and the elderly in 21 counties of eastern Missouri. These counties include: Adair, Clark, Franklin, Jefferson, Knox, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, St. Charles, St. Louis, St. Louis City, Warren & Washington
Website: www.lsem.org


Lutheran Foundation
Lutheran Foundation has a rich heritage of working with area churches and agencies to positively impact the unreached and underserved in our area. We invite the community to partner with us as we provide Christian support that heals lives and the community.
Website: www.lutheranfoundation.org


Mathews-Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Club
Today, the Club’s goals are more focused and comprehensive and are aimed at: emphasizing the three Rs–Respect, Restraint, Responsibility, addressing problems stemming from teen idleness, instilling the desire to lead productive lives and to become positive contributors and future leaders in the community
Website: www.mathews-dickey.com/mission.html


Mission St. Louis
Organization committed to empowering people to expand opportunities in their neighborhoods. The organization is dedicated to building stronger communities
Website: www.missionstl.org/hu


Paraquad
Paraquad aims to empower people with disabilities to increase their independence through choice and opportunity.
Website: www.paraquad.org/


St. Louis Area Food Bank Inc.
Feed hungry people by distributing food through our partner agencies, and educate the public about the nature of and solutions to the problems of hunger.
Website: www.stlfoodbank.org


St. Louis Graduates
Non-profit network dedicated to increasing access and expanding educational opportunities for low-income students
Website: www.stlouisgraduates.org/


Teach For America
Non-profit organization committed to fighting educational disparity by confronting the Achievement Gap
Website: www.teachforamerica.org/where-we-work/st-louis


The Deaconess Foundation
Deaconess Foundation envisions a community that values the health and well-being of all children and gives priority attention to the most vulnerable
Website: www.deaconess.org


The Salvation Army
Serves the community by feeding, clothing, comforting, and caring for people. The organization works closely to serve the poor, engages in work related to disaster relief, and provides a number of youth services
Website: www.stlsalvationarmy.org


The Scholarship Foundation Of St. Louis Inc.
Organization committed to college access. It provides financial aid counseling and advocates for postsecondary educational opportunity.
Website: www.sfstl.org


United For Children
Mission is to improve quality and accessibility to services for children and youth by empowering and inspiring families, professionals and the community.
Website: www.united4children.org/


United Way Of Greater St. Louis, Inc.
Organization focused on mobilizing the community to create conditions that foster greater quality of life for individuals. Specifically, United Way works to efficiently raise and allocate funds to support a strong network of quality agencies and services, provide information, management, and technical resources, identify critical issues and unmet needs, and build collaboration with the public and private sectors to meet those needs.
Website: www.stl.unitedway.org


Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis
The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis exists to empower African Americans and others throughout the region in securing economic self-reliance, social equality, and civil rights. The Urban League will be the catalyst for this change through advocacy, coalition building, program services and by promoting communication and understanding among different races and cultures.
Website: www.ulstl.com/


YMCA – St. Louis
Y has been one of the leading health and human service organizations in St. Louis. Beginning with three rented rooms in the Mercantile Library, and growing as St. Louis grew, the Y now delivers programs and services at 400 program sites throughout seven Missouri counties in the Greater St. Louis area.
Website: www.ymcastlouis.org


YWCA – St. Louis
YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Website: www.ywcastlouis.org


 
Social Services

Ban the Box Initiative
Applications for employment with the City of St. Louis will no longer require job applicants to check a box if they have a felony conviction.
Organization: City of St. Louis
Contact Information: Maggie Crane (cranem@stlouis-mo.gov)
Phone: 314-622-4072


Children’s Legal Alliance Program
Provides legal services for children with disabilities and homeless children to ensure that their educational needs are met.
Organization: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
Contact Information: Dan Underwood
Phone: 314-534-4200
Website: www.lsem.org/index.php/lsem-services/children-s-legal-alliance/


Ferguson Fund
Supporting Ferguson residents in recovery; established a community resource drop-in center
Organization: United Way
Phone: 314-421-0700
Website: www.stl.unitedway.org/helpingferguson/


Free Legal Services
Providing legal counsel to business owners in the impacted area
Organization: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
Contact Information: Lori Hauber (ljhauber@lsem.org)
Phone: 314-256-8747


Missouri Institute of Mental Health
The mission of the Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) is to improve and transform mental health outcomes through innovative research and program development, program evaluation, community outreach, and professional training.
Organization: University of Missouri-St. Louis
Phone: 314-516-8400


Public/Private Partnership for Mental Health
DMH, DESE and DSS gather an initial cadre of professionals from their respective departments as well as STL community behavioral health experts to establish a public/private coalition focusing on the emotional impacts to the children and families in the impacted area.
Organization: State of Missouri, Department of Mental Health
Contact Information: Laurent Javois (laurent.javois@dmh.mo.gov)
Phone: 314-877-5981


Walter’s Walk
Walter’s Walk is a non-profit organization that promotes psychological and emotional wellness through a team of dedicated and qualified professionals in the greater St. Louis area. Quality care is provided to children and adults regardless of the ability to pay. Walter’s Walk provides services to individuals who suffer from mental illness and/or addictions through counseling and education, with an integrated treatment approach. Walter’s Walk provides services that are not traditionally covered by health insurance, or for those without access to health insurance, at little or no cost to the client.
Organization: Walter’s Walk
Contact Information: Walterswalk@Walterswalk.com
Phone: 314-731-2433
Website: www.walterswalk.com/


 
Workforce

Building Union Diversity (BUD)
A rigorous, eight-week pre-apprenticeship training program. They will learn the skills needed to become a union apprentice. If they make it through the program, they will be guaranteed an interview with one of eight companies for a full-time union job.
Organization: City of St. Louis
Contact Information: Maggie Crane (cranem@stlouis-mo.gov)
Phone: 314-622-4072
Website: www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/slate/news/slate-announces-plans-to-increase-diversity-among-construction-apprentices.cfm


Code Red
Code Red’s mission is to create, market, and distribute a curriculum that teaches computer language and computer coding skills to students from grades 1 – 12. High school freshmen and sophomore year is for refining coding skills using Python, C#, Basic, and other coding languages. During junior and senior year, students will be given the option of continuing the program through a more intensive studying process (roughly 3 class periods a day) while still focusing on core curriculum. The purpose of these years is to have them development unique and individualized programs as well as promote entrepreneurship by teaching them how to independently fund, distribute, and develop programs in order to garner firsthand experience.
Organization: Code Red
Contact Information: Michael Palmer (coderededucation@gmail.com)
Website: www.coderededucation.com/


Danforth Plant Science Center & Girl Scouts
These two entities are teaming up to provide a summer camp experience for inner city girls to experience the life of female plant scientists and to encourage young women to get familiar with and consider careers in science.
Organization: Danforth Plant Science Center
Contact Information: Toni Kutchan (tmkutchan@danforthcenter.org)


Gateway Connections
Gateway Connections has been developed for professionals and their spouses or guests who have recently relocated to the St. Louis region. The program is designed to assist these professionals in making a smooth, knowledgeable transition to living in the St. Louis region. A one-day session has been designed to give the participants an opportunity to meet key business and community leaders. The day consists of an overview of the area’s history, economics, structures, cultural affairs and leisure amenities. One of the program objectives is to allow participants to become acquainted with the formal and informal power structures of the area. In addition, the participants will have the opportunity to meet other professionals who have relocated to the area.
Organization: St. Louis Regional Chamber
Contact Information: Jeri Peterson (jpeterson@stlregionalchamber.com)
Phone: 314-444-1165


Save Our Sons: Workforce Development Initiative
The four-week job-training program will help economically-disadvantaged African-American men living in Ferguson and surrounding St. Louis County communities find jobs and earn livable wages
Organization: Urban League
Phone: 314-615-3600
Website: www.ulstl.com/


SLATE
SLATE is City of St. Louis’ workforce department offering businesses and job seekers of all ages and socioeconomic background no-cost employment and job training services
Organization: City of St. Louis
Phone: 314-589-8000
Website: www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/slate/


St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative
Launched in 2001, the St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative assists area companies in building successful diversity and inclusion programs through training, convening and consulting. The Initiative is made up of companies, organizations and agencies committed to attracting, retaining and advancing talented, diverse employees. A diverse workforce and robust multicultural supplier programs are vital to the growth of the St. Louis region and companies doing business here.
Organization: St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative
Contact Information: Valerie Patton (vpatton@stlregionalchamber.com)
Phone: 314-444-1170
Website: www.stlbizdiversity.com/


St. Louis Job Corps Center
At St. Louis Job Corps, students receive the skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce – at no cost to them or their families! If you are looking for a better quality of life and are willing to dedicate yourself to our life changing program, St. Louis Job Corps is the place for you!
Organization: St. Louis Job Corps Center
Phone: (800) 733-5627
Website: http://www.jobcorps.gov/home.aspx


STL “I” Experience
Introduces area college interns and emerging young professionals to life in this community. Whether a participant is a native to the area or a transplant, their experience of St. Louis will be enhanced. Participants learn professional social etiquette, proper networking techniques, training for leadership development and more. The United Way partners with the STL “I” Experience in a day of service allowing participants to connect directly with the St. Louis community in a meaningful way. Participants are able to meet civic and business leaders, have a behind-the scenes look at one of St. Louis’ many area attractions and interact with established professionals in a comfortable social setting.
Organization: St. Louis Regional Chamber
Contact Information: Jeri Peterson (jpeterson@stlregionalchamber.com)
Phone: 314-444-1165


STL Youth Jobs Program
Youth jobs program focused on employing youth ages 16-24 and confronting disparity in opportunity for youth
Organization: Incarnate Word Foundation
Contact Information: Michael Fitzgerald
Phone: 314-773-5100
Website: www.stlyouthjobs.org/program/


Summer Jobs Initiative
An initiative to connect 2,000 young people from low-income families in the St. Louis region with summer jobs in 2015. The summer jobs program will be led by Senator Maida Coleman, Director of the Missouri Office of Community Engagement, in partnership with local workforce investment boards.
Organization: Office of Community Engagement
Contact Information: Senator Maida Coleman
Website: www.governor.mo.gov/news/archive/gov-nixon-announces-summer-jobs-program-2000-low-income-youth-st-louis-area