Department of Human Services

Special Needs Registry

Citizens encouraged to add themselves or a friend or family member to the Registry.

October 17, 2012 | 2 min reading time

This article is 11 years old. It was published on October 17, 2012.

 Last month the Ash Center for Democratic Government and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University recognized the City of St. Louis' Special Needs Registry as one of the 111 Bright Ideas in Government.

The Special Needs Registry is a central, real-time database that provides access to critical information about special needs of individuals of all ages.  City of St. Louis agencies use this database to identify those individuals and facilities most severely affected during emergencies and to plan responses to public health needs, potential evacuation or sheltering situations, and provision of services documentation.

The Registry is maintained by the St. Louis Area Agency on Aging, a division of the City's Department of Human Services.  Individuals who would like to add themselves or a friend or family member to the Special Needs Registry should call (314) 657-1676 or register online at

Department of Human Services

City of St. Louis