Listings of organizations that can help people with disabilities in the St. Louis area
If you live in the St. Louis area and have a disability, these resources can help you find jobs and accommodations and navigate the system. Additional resources for people with disabilities are available on the Mental Health page.
Housing and Basic Needs
Horizon Housing Development Company
Assists in providing housing services to homeless individuals with developmental and mental disabilities.
Website: Horizon Housing Development Company
Independence Center is a community-based rehabilitation program for adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses in the St. Louis area.
- After hours crisis hotline: 314-469-0620
- Same day/next day enrollment
- Employment, education
- Psychiatric services and counseling
- Case management services
- Healthcare screening, education and coordinated care
Website: Independence Center
Options for Justice
Options for Justice is a non-profit that serves citizens who have developmental or intellectual disabilities who become involved in the justice system.
- Case management
- Referral Services
Website: Options for Justice
Sunnyhill provides residential support, recreation and educational opportunities for children and adults with developmental and other disabilities throughout the Greater St. Louis Area and surrounding counties.
- Residential support
- Independent living housing
- Life skills training
Education and Employment
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.
Website: Artists First
St. Louis Arc
St. Louis Arc serves children, teens, and adults with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
- Support groups and workshops
- Equipment lending
- Early education
- Social and recreational programs
- Employment and training services
- Residential and adult day programs
Website: St. Louis Arc
Industrial Aid is a local packaging company that provides employment for individuals with disabilities.
- Work services
- Competitive placement
Website: Industrial Aid
LifeBridge Partnership serves both children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County, providing recreational and social opportunities to promote a meaningful and inclusive community life.
- Youth camps and after school activities
- Community socialization
Website: Lifebridge Partnership
Paraquad assists individuals with a wide variety of disabilities, including physical, cognitive, visual, auditory, mental, and emotional.
- Assistive technology
- Home health services
- Employment help
- Youth and family services
Pathways to Independence
Pathways to Independence helps develop social, interpersonal and communication skills in individuals with complex cognitive disabilities.
- Social and community events
- Life skills training
Website: Pathways to Independence
Association on Aging with Development Disabilities
AADD provides support to adults of all ages with developmental disabilities, with an emphasis on those age 50 years and older. Their goal is to assist individuals in maintaining their independence and support them in continuing to be active members of their communities.
- Retirement support
- Individual skills development
- Community and activities
Website: Association on Aging with Development Disabilities
Center for Hearing and Speech
The Center offers superior hearing, speech, language, and screening services to people of all ages. Financial assistance available.
Website: Center for Hearing and Speech
Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation, Inc
Provides services for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, and Hearing individuals and the community as a whole to ensure effective communication and cultural awareness.
- Interpreting services (in person and virtual)
- Legal advocacy
- Community education
Website: Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation, Inc
Missouri Council of the Blind
Missouri Council of the Blind promotes the general well-being of our members and legally blind people in Missouri, and supports other programs promoting the best interests of legally blind people everywhere.
- Adaptive technology grants
- University scholarships
- Financial assistance
- Youth programs
Website: Missouri Council of the Blind
Rehabilitation Services for the Blind
Rehabilitation Services for the Blind (RSB) offers services to help blind or visually impaired persons reach personal and employment success.
- Support services
- Job assistance
- Blindness prevention
Phone: 314-264-7601 (North) or 314-933-7311 (South) or (314) 877-1546 (TTY)
Website: Rehabilitation Services for the Blind
St. Louis Office for Developmental Disability Resources
Provides and coordinates services for St. Louis City residents who have developmental disabilities.
Website: St. Louis Office for Developmental Disability Resources
St. Louis Society for the Blind
The Society enhances independence, empowers individuals, and enriches the lives of people who are visually impaired or blind.
- Low vision medical exams and therapy
- Assistive technology
- Daily living training
Website: St. Louis Society for the Blind
United Cerebral Palsy Heartland
UCP Heartland's mission is to provide children and adults living with disabilities the care and support they need to thrive in school, at home, at work and in their community.
- Adult day services
- Employment resources
- Independent living support
Website: United Cerebral Palsy Heartland