St. Louis-Area COVID-19 Resources

For the Kids

Resources for Infants

Nurses for Newborns
(314) 544-3433

Help parents access external resources as needed, including infant materials such as diapers, formula, and safety equipment to promote the health and safety of both the mother and child. 

St Louis Area Diaper Bank

  • Providing families in St Louis area with diapers and referrals to long-term resources.
  • Emergency Diapers

St. Louis County Library
(314) 994-3300

  • To provide families in need with drive-thru emergency diapers at four library branches. Families can pick up a supply of 25 diapers each Friday between 10:00 and 12:00 p.m., starting April 3. 

Helping Hand Me Downs

  • A one-time distribution of 50 FREE diapers with a referral to a Diaper Bank partner organization that can
    provide long-term diaper support.
  • Each child receives the following items based on availability:
    • Seasonally-appropriate clothing: sleepers, onesies, shirts, pants/shorts/skirts, socks
    • Shoes, bibs, hats, blankets, coat
    • Small toy(s) and age-appropriate book(s)
    • When available, one piece of large baby gear for each child under 1 year (i.e. bouncy seat, swing, crib, exersaucer, car seat, stroller or high chair).

Project Downtown Community

  • One time service of 50 FREE diapers per child with help getting connected to longer-term suppliers of
Free Educational Activities

Kids Activity Blog:

  • List of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings

Smithsonian Magazine:

  • Eight digital education resources from the Smithsonian for students of all ages

St Louis Public Library

  • You can still access library digital resources with an e-card. 

Crisis Nursery-St Louis

  • 24-hour child care for emergency situations such as a health crisis, unsafe housing or homelessness, domestic violence, community violence, lack of utilities, legal crisis, or overwhelming parental stress. Services are short term, typically 1-3 days.
  • 24-Hour Helpline314-768-3201

YMCA Emergency Child Care

  • Space is limited but some availability for emergency child care for essential personnel at all locations. Click here to access info and contact information.

TLC Family Care

  • Offering free membership and discounted fees for all healthcare providers. 
Pets (are kids too)

Stray Rescue:   314-771-6121

Offering one free bag of pet food, can delivery to quarantined individuals. Call or email 

For the Parents

Food Access

Operation Food Search :

  • Map of locations for healthy, free grab & go style meal for kids

St. Louis County Library

  • Free prepackaged meals for kids at select library locations

St Louis Food Area Food Bank

  • If you or someone you know has a vehicle, you can visit one of our Emergency Mobile Food Distributions. Volunteers and staff will put food in your car. Click here for daily times and locations!
  • Click here to find a local food pantry

St Louis Public Schools

SLPS will distribute 7-day meal kits free of charge from 8am to noon on Fridays at certain locations. No student ID is required. 


Heat-Up St Louis

  • Utility help for seniors, physically disabled adults and low-income persons. 
  • Fill out the online form to apply.


  • SAFHR for Renters (State Assistance for Housing Relief) is now open. This program provides up to 12 months of rental and utility bill assistance (including gas and electric). Missouri residents who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 are encouraged to apply.

SPIRE: 800-887-4173

  • If you are having trouble paying your natural gas bill, contact customer service or click here to fill out an assistance application


  • AT&T is offering 3 months of FREE service with FirstNet to registered nurses and physicians. 
Broadband/Internet Access

Charter Communications

  • Charter is offering free Spectrum Internet and WiFi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students, and now educators, who do not already have a Spectrum Internet subscription.
Health Resources

Babylon Health 

  • Telehealth virtual therapy, psychiatry and internal medicine covered through Home State Health Medicaid

Home State Health

  • Telehealth for Home State Health members


  • Virtual Lactation Coaching and Nurseline 

St. Louis Housing Helpline: 314-802-5444

  • Shelter Referral Agency

During a global crisis, a crisis at home can happen too. Here are some places that can help. 

Mental Health

Trevor Project

  • Providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) people under 25.

  • 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 1-866-488-7386 OR text “START” to 678678 to speak to a counselor confidentially. 

Care for Your Virus Anxiety

  • Partnership between Mental Health America and Shine to provide a vetted “mental health toolkit” including articles, meditations, access to mental health experts, anxiety screenings, and more


Meditation App meditation app by and for the Black & African Diaspora

Child Abuse

24-Hour Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline

  • Call or Text (1-800-422-4453)

Runaway Hotline:

If you are thinking of running away or already have

TEXT: 66008

Sexual Violence

Safe Connections

  • Providing resources and support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in the St. Louis Region
  • 24-hour Crisis Helpline: 314-531-2003

Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-4673

  • Chat online with a trained staff member for confidential crisis support, and more resources.
Domestic Violence

Safe Connections

  • Providing resources and support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in the St. Louis Region
  • 24-hour Crisis Helpline: 314-531-2003

Emergency Safe Houses
Women in need of emergency shelter 314-421-3020, or 314-690-1304  between 9 AM to 3 PM to arrange transport.

For questions about this list contact Jessica Perkins

Or dial 211 for more resources. 

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