Helpful St. Louis resources for the community regarding disabilities.

Helpful Community Links  

City of Saint Louis Department of Personnel Administrative Regulation No. 103
This policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or marital status in connection with terms or conditions of employment covered by this administrative regulation.  This policy prohibits retaliation against an employee who files a complaint and employees who report discrimination or who cooperate or participate in an investigation of a complaint of discrimination.

ADA Home Page
800-514-0301 (voice), 800-514-0383 (TTY)
Information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Missouri Commission on Human Rights
The mission of the Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR) is to develop, recommend, and implement ways to prevent and eliminate discrimination and to provide fair and timely resolutions of discrimination claims through enforcement of the Missouri Human Rights Act.
Relay Missouri is a service that provides full telephone accessibility to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, and speech disabled.
United States Access Board
 The federal agency responsible for researching and developing standards for accessible design.

The All Ready? Campaign -- Emergency Preparedness
Are you prepared for an emergency?  Everyone, especially people with disabilities, need to know how best to protect themselves and what's important in their lives in event of emergency.  The All Ready Campaign has information on making a plan, preparing a kit, and being informed.  
Job Accommodation Network
Provides advice and ideas for making reasonable accommodations for employees or job applicants who are disabled.
5240 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63110
(314) 289-4200 (voice), (314) 289-4252 (TTY), (314) 289-4201 (fax)
Paraquad is a private 501(c)(3), not-for-profit with a mission to empower people with disabilities to increase their independence through choice and opportunity.
St. Louis Office for Developmental Disability Resources
2334 Olive Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63103
(314) 421-0090 (voice), (314) 421-2525 (fax)
Provides and coordinates services for St. Louis City residents who have developmental disabilities.
Behavioral Health Response
(314) 469-6644 (voice), (314) 469-3638 (TTY)
BHR provides confidential telephone counseling to people in mental health crises as well as mobile outreach services, community referral services, and critical incident stress management (CISM).  All crisis hotline services are free.
5240 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63110
(314) 289-4294 (voice)
Deaf Way Interpreting Services was founded in 1997 and provides the St. Louis area with sign language interpreting needs.
People First of Missouri
(800) 558-6562 (voice)
People First of Missouri is the only self-advocacy, self-help organization that was formed by, is run by, and exists for people with developmental disabilities.
The DisAbility Project
314.995.4600 (voice)
The DisAbility Project brings awareness and sensitivity to issues in the disability community through a combination of art and advocacy that tours to a variety of audiences.
Rehabilitation Services for the Blind
(314) 877-1532 (voice), (314) 877-1546 (TTY)
Rehabilitation Services for the Blind (RSB) provides services to people with varying degrees of visual impairment, ranging from those who cannot read regular print to those who are totally blind.
Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation   
1-877-222-8963 (voice), (573) 751-1441 (fax), (573) 751-0881 (TDD)Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (MDVR) operates under the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE).  The Division is made up of three core programs:  Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), Disability Determination Services (DDS), and Independent Living (IL).

Missouri Protection & Advocacy Services
1-800-392-8667 (voice), 1-800-735-2966 (relay)
To protect the rights of individuals with disabilities by providing advocacy and legal services.

State of Missouri Disability Portal
This site contains a wealth of information and links to key agencies who can provide assistance and direction.  Information on the Governor's Council can also be accessed from this website.

United Way of Greater St. Louis
To get help now: Dial 211
United Way of Greater St. Louis serves 16 counties in Illinois and Missouri with a population of nearly 3 million people.  We unite people of different backgrounds and interests in an effort to strengthen health and human services in Missouri and Illinois. 

(314) 622-3301 TDD: 1-800-735-2966 
Are you a victim of discrimination?  Your rights are guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and state and local laws.  What is discrimination?  Treating someone differently solely on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or expression, age, marital status, physical or mental disability or source of income.  Do you have a complaint of possible discrimination in one of these areas?  Housing, employment, or accessibility due to disability.  For information and assistance call CREA.

(314) 533-4245
Independence Center is a community based rehabilitation program for adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses in the St. Louis area, built on the Clubhouse model of psychosocial rehabilitation.

(314) 645-6451
The mission of Saint Louis Effort for Aids is to provide education on the prevention of HIV/AIDS and comprehensive support services for those affected by the disease.  

(314) 535-5600 and Crisis Line 1-800-811-4160
Places for People provides an unparalleled toolkit of programs, services, and resources for people who have serious mental illnesses, typically accompanied by complex and multilayered challenges: chronic homelessness, substance abuse disorder, primary health disorders, and trauma.  

(314) 781-4440
Artists First is a non-profit organization that strives to foster the social, intellectual, emotional and personal growth of artists with disabilities through creative self expression.  Artists First offers art based programs throughout the greater Saint Louis area serving aspiring artists of all ages whose lives are challenged by developmental disabilities, pervasive mental illness, and/or traumatic brain injury.

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disability caused by brain damage that restricts normal movement and coordination.  Each year, 10,000 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with cerebral palsy.  Cerebral Palsy Guide provides free educational materials, financial options and support to help those across the county affected by this disorder.

(314) 714-6400
The mission of Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation, Inc. is to Empower, Raise awareness, and bridge a sustainable Foundation of communication and equal access to both the deaf/hard of hearing and the hearing communities in the St. Louis Metro area.  

 Doorways 314-535-1919

Doorways is an interfaith non-profit organization which provides housing and related supportive services to improve quality of life and health outcomes for people affected by HIV/AIDS. 

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