The District's direct hotline for students and parents requiring soical and emotional support is: 314-345-6900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where to Turn for Help:
-The United Way of Greater Missouri (UW) has put together a resource page for families who need assistance with utilities, meals, senior services, and much more. You may also call 211 to connect with UW.
-Ameren Missouri has partnered with UW to create the Coronavirus Income Relief Program.
-Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services COVID Line: 877-435-8411
-Stray Rescue is opening its doors as a pet food pantry, providing a bag of pet food for anyone in need.
-BJC is providing these Resources for Financial Assistance.
-In response to increased demand for services, the Family Support Division Call Center is now operating seven days a week and suspending Food Stamp phone interviews.
Free Meals(Sanit Louis Schools Pandemic Meal Plan):
-The District has partnered with the City of St. Louis and area charter schools to distribute free meals to students M-F, 8am to noon.
-A flyer for distribution is available here: English ♦ Spanish ♦ French ♦ Dari ♦ Nepali ♦ Swahili ♦ Arabic ♦ Vietnamese
-Any parent of a child who does not have access to the internet can contact Charter/Spectrum at 844-488-8395 to receive free access for 60 days. This promotion is for households with K-12 or college students.
-AT&T is also temporarily providing free internet access to new Access customers and expanding eligibility based on income and participation in the National School Lunch Program or Head Start.
-The Missouri Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline is available to report any suspicions of child abuse or neglect. Call 800-392-3738.
-The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has resources for helping children and families cope with social distancing and to prevent panic. NCTSN's parent/caregiver guide to help families cope with COVID-19 is available here.
-Additionally, the CDC has published guidelines on how to talk to children about COVID-19.
-PBS KIDS for Parents offers information, activities, and tips for parents, including this resource on "How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus."
Mental Health Services:
-BHR (Behavioral Health Response) offers confidential telephone counseling to people in mental health crises, as well as mobile outreach services, community referral services and critical incident stress management: 314-469-6644, bhrstl.org