Recovery and Assistance

COVID-19 contacts, utility information, and community resources

You can report positive COVID-19 at-home test results through the Department of Health's COVID-19 hotline by calling 314-657-1499, or via

Testing in the City of St. Louis is being provided largely by Federally Qualified Health Centers and through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Public COVID-19 Testing Locations

St. Louis City Assistance Programs

Mortgage Assistance Program 2022
City of St. Louis residents who are experiencing financial hardship and meet the qualifications can apply for the mortgage assistance program.

STL Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot Program
The STL Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot Program uses ARPA funds to help families whose children attend city public schools.

Local Resources

Domestic and Family Violence Help
Listings of organizations that can help with leaving domestic or family violence situations, finding housing, childcare, counseling, legal support, and safety plans for City of St. Louis residents.

Drop-In Centers
Drop-in centers in the City of St. Louis that provide daytime walk-in services to people struggling with mental illness, addiction, housing and other issues.

Food Help
Food banks and free meals in the St. Louis area.

Help for Youth
Listings of organizations that can help St. Louis City youth with housing, education, substance use, employment and other issues.

Housing Help
Resources for people in St. Louis who need assistance with temporary or transitional housing, or who need financial help with housing or utility bills.

Incarceration and Re-Entry Help
Resources to help those who are incarcerated or those who have recently been released from prison in the City of St. Louis, including bond assistance, housing, employment and medication help.

Mental Health Help
If you are in the City of St. Louis and struggling with a mental health issue, these resources can help.

Substance Use and Opioid Use Help
If you or a loved one are struggling with substance use in the City of St. Louis, these resources can help.

COVID-19 Contacts

City of St. Louis Department of Health
Hotline: 314-657-1499
Available Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Hotline: 877-435-8411
Available Monday-Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Regularly updated information from a national perspective, including guidance for special groups, federal case counts, a self-checker to help you make decisions and seek appropriate medical care.

Utility Assistance

City of St. Louis Water Division
City of St. Louis Water Division Website

Ameren (Electricity)
If you need help paying your bill, Ameren suggests taking action now and reviewing payment assistance options available.

Spire (Natural Gas)
If you're having trouble with your natural gas bills because of the coronavirus pandemic, visit

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
The Affordable Connectivity Program replaced the Emergency Broadband Benefit on December 31, 2021. Learn more about the Affordable Connectivity Program by visiting

AT&T (Internet/Phone)
AT&T offers internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month or less through our Access from AT&T program.

Spectrum (Cable/Internet/Phone)
The Affordable Connectivity Program covers up to $30 per month toward Internet service for eligible individuals. Visit the Spectrum Support-Affordable Connectivity Program website to check eligibility. 

Resources by Group

State and Federal Programs for Disabilities
Helpful state and national resources for the community regarding disabilities.

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Operation Food Search 

Operation Food Search (OFS) is committed to providing immediate food assistance to those in need. OFS provides helpful information during the COVID-19 Pandemic and beyond.
Community Resources

St. Louis Schools Community Eligibility Provision Program

Saint Louis Public Schools operates the Community Eligibility Provision Program, which allows all SLPS school students to eat a free breakfast, lunch, and snack. This year, the school district is operating the Parent /Guardian Pick-Up and Non-Congregate Feeding Waivers.
Food and Nutrition Services - Meal Distribution

Missouri SNAP Program

Low-Income Food Assistance Program
MO SNAP Details

St. Louis Area Diaper Bank

Ensures access to an adequate supply of diapers, and raises awareness about the causes and consequences of diaper need in our community
St. Louis Area Diaper Bank

St. Louis Crisis Nursery

Provides 24/7 assistance for short-term care for young children.
Crisis Nursery

Resources for Older Adults

St. Louis Area Agency on Aging

Information on elderly services, transportation, food services, medicare, and other related services.

Home Delivered Meals

Meals for the elderly and disabled are delivered to the home or provided at the senior centers. A three-meal emergency pack is provided to all meal clients. These meals are used in the event of an emergency or if inclement weather prevents daily meal delivery. 

Senior Transportation

Transportation needs for the elderly (over 60). SLAAA provides transportation services to seniors 60 yrs and older and persons with disabilities (18- 59 yrs) living in the City of St. Louis. 

Minor Home Repair for Seniors

Mission: St. Louis provides non-emergency minor home repairs to the community through our MHRP and AMP programs.

Housing Options Provided for the Elderly

Downloadable listing of Senior Housing, sorted by zip code, in St. Louis, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, and Jefferson County, MO. The list includes both subsidized and market-rate senior housing.

Functional Needs Registry

Individuals, of any age, are eligible to be registered with the City of St. Louis Functional Needs Registry if they have specific needs that prevent them from taking care of themselves in the event of an emergency. 

Bilingual International 

Its mission is to ensure equal access to healthcare, mental health, and social services for all, regardless of national origin or language ability, through advocacy, education, and direct multilingual services.
314-645-7800 x 200

Resources for the Immigrant and Refugee Community

International Institute of St. Louis (IISTL)

The International Institute of St. Louis (IISTL): (314) 773-9090

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Communication Toolkit

The CDC communication toolkit helps public health professionals, health departments, community organizations, healthcare systems and providers reach populations who may need COVID-19 prevention messaging in their native languages.

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