News and Announcements

Department of Human Services News and Announcements

Mayor Krewson Appoints Irene Agustin New Director of Human Services
Agustin previously served as the department’s chief program manager for the Division of Homeless Services.
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Department of Human Services | 10/24/2017

2017 Continuum of Care Application Review
The required documents for the 2017 Continuum of Care (CoC) Application Rank and Review Process are Available for Review.
News/Announcement | Homeless Services | 09/25/2017

2017 Summer Food Service Program
Young persons 18 years of age and under can enjoy free breakfast and/or lunch at more than 60 sites within the metropolitan St. Louis area
Press release | Youth and Family Services Division,Department of Human Services | 05/23/2017

Circuit Court Rules City of St. Louis May Enforce Cease and Desist of New Life Evangelistic Center
NLEC has been operating since May 12, 2015, without any permit of any kind to occupy the property at 1411 Locust for any purpose.
Press release | Department of Human Services,Office of the Mayor | 03/31/2017

City of St. Louis Winter Outreach Operations in Effect March 14th
Increased Outreach and Shelter Beds Available
Press release | Department of Human Services,Homeless Services | 03/14/2017

City of St. Louis Winter Outreach Operations in Effect March 11th
Increased Outreach and Shelter Beds Available
Press release | Department of Human Services,Homeless Services | 03/10/2017

City of St. Louis Winter Operations in Effect Through Weekend
Emergency Operations Center Activated Ahead of Predicted Ice Storm
Press release | Homeless Services,Office of the Mayor,Street Division,Fire Department,City Emergency Management Agency,Department of Health | 01/12/2017

City of St. Louis Winter Shelter and Outreach Operations in effect for Tonight Through the Weekend January 3 through January 7, 2017
Increased Outreach and Shelter Beds Available
News/Announcement | Homeless Services,Department of Human Services | 01/03/2017

Volunteers Needed for 2017 Point in Time Homeless Count
The PIT Count will take place on Thursday, January 26, 2017
News/Announcement | Department of Human Services,Homeless Services | 01/03/2017

Freezing Conditions Again Prompt City of St. Louis Winter Shelter and Outreach Operations
Increased Outreach and Shelter Beds Available
Press release | Homeless Services,Office of the Mayor | 12/17/2016

City of St. Louis Opens Winter Shelter and Outreach Operations
Increased Outreach and Shelter Beds Available
Press release | Homeless Services,Office of the Mayor | 12/07/2016

City of St. Louis Secures $1 Million Federal Grant to Rapidly Re-house People Experiencing Homelessness
Year-long, Renewable Grant will Serve Up to 150 People
Press release | Homeless Services,Office of the Mayor | 11/29/2016

Read FY 2016 Continuum of Care Program Application and Project Priority Listing
By Eddie Roth, Director of Human Services
Press release | Homeless Services,Department of Human Services | 09/10/2016

Wonder How St. Louis Homeless Services Projects Are Rated? Read on for info on 2016 process.
By Eddie Roth, Director of Human Services
Press release | Homeless Services,Department of Human Services | 08/25/2016

New Era for Homeless Services at Biddle Housing Opportunities Center
St. Patrick Center and Peter & Paul Community Services begin agreement with City of St. Louis to enable fresh approach to vexing issue.
Press release | Homeless Services | 08/08/2016

Letters Alert Eligible Medicare Beneficiaries to Missed Benefits
We Can Help Older Adults Enroll for Benefits at no Charge!
News/Announcement | St. Louis Area Agency on Aging | 07/01/2016

City of St. Louis Announces 2016 Summer Meal Program
School’s Out Café Provides Daily Meals to Thousands of Youth
News/Announcement | Department of Human Services,Office of the Mayor | 06/09/2016

City of St. Louis Requests Proposals for Facility Manager for New Service Center Under Construction for People who are Homeless
Biddle House to Provide Overnight Shelter and Wrap-around Services.
Press release | Homeless Services,Office of the Mayor | 04/19/2016

City of St. Louis Continues Winter Shelter and Outreach Operations
Increased Outreach and Shelter Beds Available for Winter Operations.
Press release | Homeless Services | 02/11/2016

Join the 2016 Homeless Count! St. Louis City Continuum of Care Needs Volunteers for 2016 Point in Time Homeless Count
Join the 2016 Homeless Count! 300 Volunteers are needed for Thursday, January 28, 2016, from 4-8 a.m.
Press release | Homeless Services | 01/21/2016

Extreme Cold Keeps City of St. Louis Winter Shelter and Outreach Operations Running
Winter Operations in Effect for Wednesday, January 20, and Thursday, January 21, 2016
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Homeless Services | 01/20/2016

City of St. Louis Winter Shelter and Outreach Operations for Tuesday's Inclement Weather
Winter Weather Advisory in effect for the St. Louis Region for Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Homeless Services | 01/19/2016

City of St. Louis Winter Operations for Long Holiday Weekend
Temperatures to plummet single digits by Sunday evening
Press release | Office of the Mayor,Homeless Services | 01/15/2016

City of St. Louis Continues Winter Operations Monday, Tuesday Evenings
More freezing temperatures and inclement weather are forecasted this week
Press release | Department of Human Services | 01/11/2016

Newsgram
| Department of Human Services | 12/21/2015

Read FY 2015 Continuum of Care Program Application and Project Priority Listing
By Eddie Roth, Director of Human Services
Press release | Department of Human Services,Homeless Services | 11/16/2015

Medicare Open Enrollment: 5 Things You Need To Do
5 Things You Need To Do
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 11/03/2015

Wonder How St. Louis Homeless Services Projects Are Rated? Read On
By Eddie Roth, Director of Human Services
Press release | Homeless Services | 10/22/2015

making health insurance make sense october 2015
Answers to Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 09/25/2015

Mayor Slay, USDA Celebrate Successful Summer Meal Program
School’s Out Café Provides Daily Meals to Thousands of Children.
News/Announcement | Department of Human Services,Office of the Mayor | 07/07/2015

Mayor Slay Announces 2015 Summer Meal Program
School’s Out Café Provides Free Daily Meals to Thousands of St. Louis Children
News/Announcement | Department of Human Services,Office of the Mayor | 06/08/2015

Spring Into Giving Food Drive
One Day Event on Friday, March 20, 2015
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 03/11/2015

City of St. Louis Gives Hiring Preference to Veterans
The law gives military veterans extra points on employment applications with the City of St. Louis.
News/Announcement | Veterans' Affairs Section,Office of the Mayor | 03/02/2015

Making Health Insurance Make Sense February 2015
Answers to Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 02/02/2015

Making Health Insurance Make Sense February 2015 Part 2
Answers to Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 02/02/2015

Mayor Slay Appoints Eddie Roth Director of Human Services
Mayor Francis Slay has appointed Eddie Roth, his deputy chief of staff, as the new director of the Department of Human Services.
News/Announcement | Department of Human Services,Office of the Mayor | 12/15/2014

City of St. Louis Human Services Director Bill Siedhoff To Retire After 13 Years of Public Service
Long-time Human Services Director Bill Siedhoff retires on Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Press release | Department of Human Services | 11/26/2014

Bill Siedhoff Recognized For His Many Contributions
Named one of Missouri's 2014 Older Worker Regional Winners
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 11/01/2014

making health insurance make sense October 2014
Answers to Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 10/01/2014

Bridging the Gap 2014
Mark your calendar for Sept. 26, 2014
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 09/09/2014

2014 Celebrity Waiters Night
You are invited to support St. Louis Crisis Nursery's annual fundraising event on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 08/01/2014

Making Health Insurance Make Sense August 2014
Answers to Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 08/01/2014

Operation: Reveille
City of St. Louis Rapidly Re-houses Homeless Veterans
News/Announcement | Homeless Services,Office of the Mayor | 07/31/2014

making health insurance make sense
Answers to Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 07/02/2014

Mayor Slay Announces 2014 Summer Meal Program
School’s Out Café Provides Daily Meals to Thousands of Children
News/Announcement | Department of Human Services,Office of the Mayor | 06/10/2014

17th Annual Spring Jubilee Celebrating Older Americans Month
Johnny Rabbitt will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 05/14/2014

Crisis Nursery to Recognize Bill Siedhoff
with its Lifetime Achievement Award
Press release | Department of Human Services | 05/08/2014

Making Medicare Make Sense May 2014
Answers To Some Of The Most Commonly Asked Medicare Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 05/01/2014

School's Out Cafe - Seeking Summer Food Service Program Volunteers
Let no child go hungry this summer.
Press release | Youth and Family Services Division | 03/27/2014

Tackling Homelessness
Officials from Hillsborough County, Florida met with St. Louis officials last month to see what a working program looks like.
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 03/05/2014

BEACH Project to Receive Award
FOCUS St. Louis will present a 2014 What's Right with the Region Award on May 7.
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 03/05/2014

Nestlé Purina and Two City Officials Donate to Help Homeless
$25,000 in Donations to Help People and Pets during Extreme Cold
Press release | Department of Human Services | 02/04/2014

The Pension Rights Project
Are You Owed a Pension from a Former Employer?
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 02/01/2014

Making Medicare and The Health Insurance Marketplace Make Sense February 2014
Answers to Some of the Most Commonly Asked Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 02/01/2014

City of St. Louis and Veteran’s Administration to Help Chronically Homeless Veterans
Part of the City’s overall goal to end chronic homelessness within a decade.
News/Announcement | Department of Human Services | 01/29/2014

Holiday Ugly Sweater Contest
Keeps Spirits Light
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 01/01/2014

2014 Homeless Census
Volunteers needed on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 01/01/2014

The BEACH Project Update
The Beginning of the End: Abolishing Chronic Homelessness
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 12/01/2013

NEXT Practices Colloquy at Harvard University
City of St. Louis Featured
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 12/01/2013

Making Medicare Make Sense December 2013
Answers To Some Of The Most Commonly Asked Medicare Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 12/01/2013

City Officials Receive Legacy Awards from Shalom House
Addressing the Needs of the Homeless
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 11/01/2013

Making Medicare Make Sense Oct 2013
Answers To Some Of The Most Commonly Asked Questions
News/Announcement | Department of Human Services | 10/01/2013

City of St. Louis Receives an Additional $1 Million for the BEACH Project
Provides homeless with mental health and other services, along with a stable place to live
News/Announcement | Homeless Services | 08/13/2013

Making The Affordable Care Act Make Sense
Answers To Some Of The Most Commonly Asked Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 08/01/2013

The St. Louis Housing Funders Group Informational Forum
Informational forum regarding nine upcoming funding opportunities.
News/Announcement | Department of Human Services | 07/09/2013

Making Medicare Make Sense July 2013
Answers To Some of The Most Commonly Asked Medicare Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 07/01/2013

City Closes Riverfront Encampment
Camp Plum Vacated; Former Occupants Provided Housing
News/Announcement | Department of Human Services | 06/18/2013

Making Medicare Make Sense June 2013
Answers To Some Of The Most Commonly Asked Medicare Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 06/01/2013

Summer Food Program
| Department of Human Services | 05/20/2013

Making Healthcare Make Sense May 2013
Answers To Some Of The Most Commonly Asked Medicare Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 05/01/2013

American Red Cross Award Goes to David Newburger
Commissioner Newburger has received the 2013 Red Cross Community Preparedness and Resiliency Award.
News/Announcement | Office on the Disabled | 04/16/2013

Making Healthcare Make Sense April 2013
Answers To Some Of The Most Commonly Asked Medicare Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 04/01/2013

Making Healthcare Make Sense
Health Insurance Marketplace Arriving in 2014
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 03/01/2013

Helping Older Adults See Clearly
St. Louis Area Agency on Aging's Vision Care Program
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 03/01/2013

Making Medicare Make Sense February 2013 Part 2
Answers To Some Of The Most Commonly Asked Medicare Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 02/01/2013

Making Medicare Make Sense February 2013
Answers To Some Of The Most Commonly Asked Medicare Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 02/01/2013

Special Needs Registry
Citizens encouraged to add themselves or a friend or family member to the Registry.
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 10/17/2012

City of St. Louis Special Needs Registry honored by Harvard’s Ash Center
Included in 111 Bright Ideas in Government
Press release | Department of Human Services | 09/25/2012

United Way Annual Campaign 2012
Siedhoff to Lead Government Division
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 09/01/2012

Standing Together to Prevent Falls
September 22, 2012: 5th Annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 09/01/2012

Celebrity Waitresses & Waiters Night
Crisis Nursery Event Raises $100,000 for Children's Care
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 09/01/2012

Making Medicare Make Sense August 2012
Answers To Some Of The Most Commonly Asked Medicare Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 08/01/2012

Spring Jubilee 2012 in Photos
Select Photos
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 07/01/2012

Making Medicare Make Sense July 2012
Answers To Some Of The Most Commonly Asked Medicare Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 07/01/2012

City Extends Utility Assistance
Low-income seniors and disabled City residents will be able to apply for up to $1,000 starting July 2 through noon on July 13.
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 07/01/2012

Spring Jubilee 2012 in Photos
| Department of Human Services | 06/29/2012

Schools Out Cafe 2012
Summer Meals for Youth
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 06/01/2012

Making Medicare Make Sense June 2012
Answers To Some Of The Most Commonly Asked Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 06/01/2012

Department of Human Services City of St Louis
Ten Years of Achievement
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 06/01/2012

City offers special utility assistance for low-income seniors and disabled residents
City residents over the age of 60 can apply for up to $1000 starting July 2
Press release | Department of Human Services | 05/31/2012

How to Help Former Residents of Riverfront Encampments
Appeal to local faith-based and community organizations
News/Announcement | Department of Human Services | 05/14/2012

Spring Jubilee 2012
Celebrate Older Americans Month
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 05/01/2012

School s Out Cafe
The Summer Food Service Program
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 05/01/2012

Making Medicare Make Sense May 2012
Answers To Some Of The Most Commonly Asked Medicare Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 05/01/2012

City Announces Final Plan to Re-House Riverfront Encampment Occupants
Encampments will be closed; residents will be offered housing assistance
Press release | Homeless Services | 04/13/2012

Silver Haired Legislature
Advocacy Day & Elections
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 04/01/2012

Making Medicare Make Sense April 2012
Answers To Some of The Most Commonly Asked Medicare Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 04/01/2012

Additional Funds Awarded to Fight Homelessness
City of St. Louis Receives total of $9.37 Million in HUD Funds in effort to end chronic homelessness.
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 04/01/2012

2012 What's Right with the Region Award
FOCUS St. Louis Announces Winners
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 04/01/2012

Making Medicare Make Sense March 2012
Answers To Some of The Most Commonly Asked Medicare Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 03/01/2012

MA4 Partnerships with Pension Project
A Success for Missouri Seniors
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 03/01/2012

Senior Medicare Patrol Fraud Alert
Rules for Medicare Advantage Agents
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 02/01/2012

Making Medicare Make Sense February 2012
Answers To Some of The Most Commonly Asked Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 02/01/2012

Extra Help from Social Security
May Benefit Those Who Receive Medicare
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 02/01/2012

AARP Tax Aide
Assisting City Residents With 2012 Taxes
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 02/01/2012

Melinda Coburn Receives 40-Year Service Pin
Long-time City employee recognized for her service.
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 01/01/2012

Making Medicare Make Sense January 2012
Answers To Some of The Most Commonly Asked Medicare Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 01/01/2012

Veterans Day Event 11-11-11
Honors Veterans
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 12/01/2011

Medicare's Dec. 7th Open Enrollment Deadline Nears
Ongoing resources are available for seniors and people with disabilities to compare coverage options
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 12/01/2011

Legal Assistance for Missouri Seniors
Aimed at Preventing and Resolving Legal Problems
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 12/01/2011

Making Medicare Make Sense November 2011
Answers To Some Of The Most Commonly Asked Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 11/01/2011

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Urban League to Administer Funds
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 11/01/2011

Longest Night Memorial Service at The Bridge
Recognizes The Homeless Who Have Passed
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 11/01/2011

Bridge to Triumph III Event
A Fundraiser on Nov. 14 at the Moto Museum
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 11/01/2011

United Way Annual Campaign
Siedhoff to Lead Government Division
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 10/01/2011

Medicare and Medicaid
Medicare Open Enrollment is Earlier This Year
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 10/01/2011

City to Increase Efforts to Relocate Homeless People from Riverfront
City to provide on-site services to relocate people from the riverfront encampment.
Press release | Department of Human Services | 09/21/2011

Ask Medicare
Where Caregivers Can Turn With Medicare Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 09/01/2011

Sharing the news about Medicare's preventive services
Take advantage of the preventive services that Medicare now covers.
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 08/01/2011

Summer Food Program
Food For Kids
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 07/01/2011

Newly Appointed Advisory Council Members
Advocates For The Disabled
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 07/01/2011

Making Medicare Make Sense July 2011
Answers To Some Of The Most Commonly Asked Medicare Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 07/01/2011

Homelessness spreads in Missouri suburbs
The Missouri homeless population has spiked by nearly a third since 2007 fueled by an even sharper rise in homelessness in suburban areas.
News/Announcement | Homeless Services | 06/17/2011

City, St. Patrick Center get $600k to help homeless veterans
City of St. Louis and St. Patrick Center each receive $300k federal grant to help homeless veterans get back on their feet.
Press release | Department of Human Services | 06/13/2011

The Bridge Event at Ozzie's a Big Success !
Fundraiser Features Ozzie
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 06/01/2011

Siedhoff Receives McGough Award at National Convention
National Convocation Held in St. Louis
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 06/01/2011

Making Medicare Make Sense June 2011
Answers To Some Of The Most Frequently Asked Medicare Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 06/01/2011

Helping Senior Joplin Tornado Victims
"Join With Joplin" fundraiser to assist seniors displaced or injured in the recent Joplin tornado.
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 06/01/2011

School's Out Cafe
Food That's In When School Is Out
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 05/01/2011

Making Medicare Make Sense May 2011
Answers To Some of The Most Commonly Asked Medicare Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 05/01/2011

Siedhoff Named 'Man of the Year' by Crisis Nursery
Razzle Dazzle Ball set for April 2
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 04/01/2011

Salvation Army Receives Missouri Preservation Award
Railton Residence Honored
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 04/01/2011

Making Medicare Make Sense April 2011
Answers To Some Of The Most Commonly Asked Medicare Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 04/01/2011

"Getting Down(town) with Ozzie"
Fundraiser for The Bridge
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 04/01/2011

Transformation Grant
A City network will provide services to 600 at-risk or homeless persons who have experienced trauma,mental illness and/or substance addiction.
News/Announcement | Department of Human Services | 03/23/2011

The Salvation Army: The Railton
The Missouri Preservation recognized The Salvation Army’s historic Railton Residence with an award.
Press release | Department of Human Services | 03/09/2011

Making Medicare Make Sense March 2011
Answers To Some Of The Most Commonly Asked Medicare Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 03/01/2011

The Windsor Transitional Home
The Matthew Zeigler Story
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 02/01/2011

Pension Rights project
Help for those in the region with their pension plans.
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 02/01/2011

Making Medicare Make Sense February 2011
Answers To Some of The Most Commonly Asked Medicare Questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 02/01/2011

AARP Tax-Aide Program
Program Helps City of St. Louis Residents
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 02/01/2011

6th Annual Project Homeless Connect
Expanding Efforts for the Chronically Homeless
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 02/01/2011

Fraternity Honors Justin Jackson
Local Chapter Bestows Awards
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 01/01/2011

Christine Boyer Receives Mayor's Service Award
Recognized for enhancing Departmental Image of the Office on the Disabled
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 01/01/2011

Making Medicare Make Sense
Answers to some of the most commonly asked Medicare questions
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 12/02/2010

United Way Raises More than $68 Million
Thanks to You, United Way Will Be Able to Help Many in Our Community
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 12/01/2010

Shelter Has a New Roof Over Its Head
Thanks to Generosity of Members of the Roofing Industry
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 12/01/2010

Medicare Options Webinar Set for Dec. 4
Sign Up Now for Free Educational Session
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 12/01/2010

Keeping People In Their Homes
Home Repairs for Seniors and Persons With Disabilities
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 12/01/2010

27th Annual St. Louis Regional Veterans Day Observance
St. Louisans Honor Area Veterans
Newsgram | Department of Human Services | 12/01/2010

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