St. Louis Promise Zone


View the resources below to learn more about the St. Louis Promise Zone.

Housing and Home Repair  |   Education, Workforce, and Economic Development
Crime Prevention and Recovery  |  Food, Health, Wellness, and Sustainability

Housing and Home Repair

Arch City Defenders
Legal representation and social work support to people experiencing housing insecurity
Phone: 314-361-8834

Better Family Life
Community Development Corporation working to stabilize inner city neighborhoods with assistance for first time homebuyers.
Phone: 314-367-3440

Beyond Housing
Provides housing services, including homebuyer assistance, rental housing, senior living, and foreclosure support, to residents in the Normandy School District.
Phone: 314-533-0600

Community Action Agency of St. Louis County (CAASTL)
Comprehensive housing and asset assistance programs which begin with a one-on-one family intake, assessment, and referral session with a staff member.
Phone: 314-863-0015

Covenant House Missouri
Shelter providing housing and social services to homeless youth
Phone: 314-533-2241

Provides low-income households and elderly or disabled individuals with heat and air conditioning installation
Phone: 314-733-5900

Equity Homes
Nonprofit lender and homebuilder that provides financial support to new homeowners and constructs affordable, quality single-family homes
Interest Form:

Healthy Home Repair Program (only for St. Louis City)
Home repair assistance for low to moderate income households in the City of St. Louis
Phone: 314-657-3888

Healthy Homes (only for St. Louis County)
Provides assistance in addressing home safety hazards, including environmental and human hazards, in St. Louis County
Phone: 314-615-5323

HomeFirst STL
Helps transition people out of homelessness by providing safe, affordable apartments
Phone: 314-534-1188

Home Improvement Program
Provides technical advice and financial assistance to qualified homeowners for a variety of home repairs in St. Louis County
Phone: 314-615-8232 (North Office)

Justine Petersen
Provides homeowner and small business loans, credit counseling, and personalized guidance for first time homebuyers.
Phone: 314-533-2411

Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council
Fair housing enforcement agency that fights against eviction and housing discrimination, and provides landlord tenant counseling and education programs.
Phone: 314-534-5800

St. Patrick Center
Connects unhoused residents with short-term and long-term housing solutions
Phone: 314-802-0700

Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis- Housing Department
Educates residents on financial capabilities, credit and money management, and home buying processes.
Phone: 314-615-3690 (City), 314-388-9840 (County)

Additional Resource Guides
Clark-Fox Family Foundation Housing and Homelessness Directory
Housing Resource Directory
City of St. Louis Homeless Resources
Home Repair Programs in St. Louis
St. Louis Housing Authority
St. Louis County Housing Resources

Education, Workforce, and Economic Development

Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis
After-school and summer programming for youth at multiple locations across the region
Phone: 314-335-8000

Free online guide for skilled career training programs
Contact Form:

College Bound
Empowers students from disadvantaged backgrounds to complete higher education and enter successful careers
Phone: 314-661-4441

Employment Connection
Offers various programs for job-seekers in the St. Louis area
Phone: 314-333-5627

Family Workforce Centers of America
Provides eligible individuals with academic and career mentoring services
Phone: 314-615-6010

Fathers and Families Support Center
Empowers fathers to become responsible, involved, and financially supportive parents
Phone: 314-333-4170

GFC We Care Connection
Offers skill-building classes, trainings, and resources as well as supportive services for families
Phone: 314-896-4187

International Institute of St. Louis
Connects job-seeking immigrants to career opportunities
Phone: 314-773-9090

LifeWise STL
Helps people achieve economic stability through programming and addressing barriers to success
Phone: 314-421-0400

Mission St. Louis
Empowers individuals, families, and communities to achieve social and economic growth through relationships and opportunities
Phone: 314-534-1188

My Scholarship Central
Connects St. Louis area students to financial resources for college
Email: [email protected]

People’s Community Action Corporation
Serves residents of St. Louis City and Wellston who are at 125% poverty level or below with direct and referral programs
Contact form:

Saint Louis University Workforce Center
Offers a variety of skill-based courses and certificate programs to jumpstart in-demand careers
Phone: 314-977-3226

SkillUP Program at Mission St. Louis
3-week job training class and monthly check-ins to help SNAP beneficiaries find sustainable employment
Phone: 314-371-2700

St. Louis Community College- Center for Workforce Innovation
Provides skill training opportunities for in-demand careers
Phone: 314-513-4600

St. Louis Internship Program (SLIP)
Provides opportunities for high school students through paid summer internships, intensive work readiness training, and year-round college and career planning
Phone: 314-371-7547

STL Youth Jobs
Offers paid job opportunities and workforce development for youth
Phone: 314-499-8176
Comprehensive online resource for learning about the benefits, required skills, and opportunities for careers not requiring a bachelor’s degree
Contact form:

University of Missouri-St. Louis Community Connect
Workforce development platform offering a variety of classes and educational opportunities
Phone: 314-516-5845

Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis
Empowers community members to achieve economic self-sufficiency and wealth accrual through various programming
Phone: 314-615-3600

Wesley House Association
Social service organization offering youth enrichment programs and senior services
Phone: 314-385-1000

Work, skill-building, financial literacy, and leadership program for St. Louis City youth
Phone: 314-657-3519

YWCA St. Louis- Head Start
Early education programs for children of low-income families
Phone: 314-427-4940

Additional Resource Guides
Clark-Fox Foundation Workforce Development Directory
Employment Resource Directory
STL Forward Resource Directory
St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment
St. Louis County Workforce Development

Crime Prevention and Recovery

Assisting Children of Prison Parents
Provide resources and assistance to families, specifically children with an incarcerated parent
Phone: 314-265-6414

Crime Victim Center
Victim service agency serving St. Louis area residents free of charge
Phone: 314-652-3623

Friends of Kathy J. Weinman Shelter
St. Louis County affiliated domestic violence shelter offering comprehensive services for women
Phone: 314-423-1117

Mission St. Louis- Neighborhood Healing Network
Provides resources for crime and trauma victims as well as victimized communities
Phone: 314-665-8421

Missouri Department of Public Safety
Resources for crime victims
Phone: 573-751-2771

St. Louis Area Violence Prevention Commission- Gun Violence Response Network
Counseling, financial, and legal resources for victims or witnesses of gun violence in St. Louis
Phone: dial 211 + zip code or press 4

St. Louis County Police
Non-Emergency Phone: 636-529-8210
Website for Citizen Resources:

St. Louis Metropolitan Police
Citizen Service Bureau Phone: 314-622-4800
Website for Citizen Resources:

VictimConnect Resource Center
Trusted referral helpline where crime victims can learn about their rights and options confidentially
Phone: 855-484-2846

Additional Resource Guides
Clark-Fox Family Foundation Crime Victim Directory
Clark-Fox Family Foundation Criminal Justice Reentry Directory
Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Hotlines
St. Louis Area Violence Prevention Commission
National Crime Prevention Council

Food, Health, Wellness, and Sustainability

Affinia Healthcare
Offers a sliding fee scale to help reduce costs to low-income patients without health insurance
Phone: 314-814-8700

Annie Malone Children and Family Services
Comprehensive social service agency for children and families
Phone: 314-531-0120

A Red Circle
Organization which hosts community markets and gardens and supports the overall well-being of North St. Louis residents
Phone: 314-328-2286

Care STL
Offers a sliding fee scale to help reduce costs to low-income patients without health insurance who also do not qualify for Medicaid
Phone: 314-367-5820

CHIPS Health and Wellness Center
Health clinic offering various services to low-income families
Phone: 314-652-9231

Food Outreach
Nutritional support for individuals living with HIV/AIDs or cancer
Phone: 314-652-3663

Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry
Food pantry with self-shopping option providing support to all individuals regardless of race or religion
Phone: 314-513-1672

Hopewell Center
Provides comprehensive mental health services to children and adults in St. Louis City
Phone: 314-531-1770

Operation Food Search
Distributes food and other necessities to individuals and community partners throughout the St. Louis region
Phone: 314-726-5355

SEED St. Louis (formerly Gateway Greening)
Provides tools, education, and empowerment for urban agriculture in St. Louis
Phone: 314-588-9600

St. Louis Area Foodbank
Distributes food to individuals, families, schools, and organizations across the greater St. Louis region
Phone: 314-292-6262

St. Louis County Department of Human Services
Provides support, services, and resources to help all individuals live safely, productively, and independently
Phone: 314-615-4444

St. Louis Department of Human Services
Coordinates funding, services, and programming for City residents
Phone: 314-612-5900

The Fit and Food Connection
Offers people living in food and fitness deserts access to free nutritious food, physical activities, educational workshops, and personal coaching to support healthy lifestyles
Phone: 314-649-7367

Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis- Food and Clothing Assistance
Operates multiple food pantries and community clothes closets across the St. Louis region
Phone: 314-615-3690 (City), 314-388-9840 (County)

Additional Resource Guides
Care STL- Sliding Fee Scale and Other Health Insurance Resources
Clark-Fox Family Foundation Child Well-Being Directory
Food Pantry Locator
Food Programs and Pantries
Mercy- Food Pantries by Zip Code in St. Louis City
Saint Louis University Health Resource Center