A Space for Women:

COVID-19 Resources Page

This page of resources is geared towards helping women in need due to COVID-19. This is by no means a comprehensive list. The full crowd-sourced compilation of resources started by  Grace Kyung can be found here:

Childcare and Family Resources

Here is a list of childcare and family resources that can help you during this time of need. If you would like to learn about more options, you can view the original STL crowd-sourced document below.

DIAPERS

St. Louis Area Diaper Bank will provide an emergency supply of 25 diapers every Friday to families in need at the St. Louis County Library branches.

Childcare for healthcare professionals

If you are working in response to COVID-19 and are in need of childcare then email referralcenter@mo.childcareaware.org or call 866-892-3228 to find child care in your community.

kids comic: covid-19

Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus. Help your kid stay informed and entertained by this online kid comic. You can also access the printable version. 

CLOTHING

If you or someone you know if in need of clothing, please visit the St. Louis Area Resource Directory. They provide an extensive list of places that provide clothing. 

Helping Children Cope

Children may respond to stress in different ways. This infographic provides a better understanding of how you can help children cope with COVID-19 and how to respond to them by offering constructive support.

family care health centers

If you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath, and/or having difficulty breathing, CALL THEIR OFFICE before going in.

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.”

– Maya Angelou

Domestic Violence Resources

If you are in need of help surrounding domestic violence, use this list of resources in the STL area. If you would like a more extensive list of resouces, visit the link below.

COMMON QUESTIONS

Visit DomesticShelters.org to learn about common questions and webinars about domestic violence.

CRIME VICTIM CENTER

Have you or someone you know been a victim of a crime? If you have questions or would like to speak to a Victim Advocate, please contact them at (314) 652-3623, leave a voicemail, and a staff member will call you back.

24-HOUR CRISIS CARE

Access Safe Connections’ 24-hour crisis care and therapy for adult and teen survivors.

Info for Women's shelters

Most emergency shelters and other housing programs require an intake process. This page will offer resources for multiple options in the St. Louis area for women who are seeking shelter and are in need of housing support. 

meals for children

There are several resources in the STL area that can provide meals for family and children in need during the COVID-19 quarantine. Please visit the links below to view a crowd-sourced comprehensive list of resources.

CHILD MEALS MAP

Based on information provided to us by schools and community organizations, Operation Food Search has created a centralized map of meal sites where families can access free meals for kids ages 18 and younger across the St. Louis Region during the COVID-19 emergency.

STL REGIONAL FOOD SITES

This list provides an up-to-date list of meals and times for St. Louis regional locations. 

GRAB AND GO STUDENT MEALS ON WHEELS

Grab and go student meals will be provided during school closure. In order to limit large groups of people gathering, meals will be delivered in a new method.This list provides an up-to-date list of meals and times for St. Louis regional locations.

ST. LOUIS SCHOOLS' MEAL MAP

The following schools and sites will serve meals free of charge from 8am to noon, Monday through Friday for the dates listed. No student ID is required.

DRIVE-THRU MEALS

St. Louis County Library and Operation Food Search will provide drive-thru food pick-up for children from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. at nine SLCL branches starting Monday, March 30. Participating branches will provide two shelf-stable breakfasts and two lunches Monday, Wednesday and Friday, while supplies last.

EAST ST. LOUIS GRAB & GO PICKUP STOP LOCATIONS

This is a printable PDF that shows the location and times of Grab & Go pick up locations in the St. Louis area.

MEALS FOR SENIORS

The St. Louis Area Agency on Aging (SLAAA) provides home delivered meals and congregate meals to seniors 60 yrs and older and to persons with disabilities 18- 59 years.

Meals are delivered hot, between the hours of 10:30am -12:30pm, Monday through Friday.

childhood education

With STL schools closing down, it’s important to know how to educate your children while they are home with you. These links provide resources for childhood education at home. To view a more crowd-sourced comprehensive list, visit the link below.

GENERAL ACTIVITY PLANS & RESOURCES

This list was created by parents who teamed up and crowd-sourced ideas to help with the coronavirus quarantine.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

This is a comprehensive list of educational companies that are offering free subscriptions to online learning.

ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

Tips and resources for parents working from home with kids. You can search for engaging activities or add something new.

HOMESCHOOL RESOURCES

Crowd-sourced anti-oppressive, anti-racist homeschool curriculum ideas and resources for families impacted by coronavirus closures.

 FREE EDUCATIONAL
VIDEOS FROM

FREE ADULT EDUCATION:

TEDed@HOME

To support the millions of students, parents and teachers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, TED-Ed is working with expert educators and TED speakers throughout the world to create and share high-quality, interactive, video-based lessons on a daily basis, for free.

FREE COLLEGE

Here are 450 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free. These Ivy League schools are also highly selective and extremely hard to get into. But the good news is that all these universities now offer free online courses across multiple online course platforms.

“The content of a book holds the power of education and it is with this power that we can shape our future and change lives.”

– Malala Yousafzai

Mental Health & wellness

Mental health and wellness have heavily impacted people during the COVID-19 crisis. We’ve curated a list of resources to help you with your wellbeing. Please visit the link below to view a crowd-sourced comprehensive list of more resources.

MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH

For current information on COVID-19 updates and FAQs, this link will provide a lot of useful information. Learn from resources and trainings to improve mental health and wellness during this time.

VIRTUAL WELLNESS CLASSES WITH FIT & FOOD CONNECTION

Join Fit & Food Connection on Facebook to participate in virtual wellness and nutrition classes throughout the month.

MEDITATION FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS

Headspace is offering all US healthcare professionals who work in public health settings free access to Headspace Plus through 2020.

CARE FOR YOUR CORONAVIRUS ANXIETY

Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty. Learn from mental health experts, access free meditations and understand how you can care for your anxiety. 

COUNSELING SERVICES WITH PROVIDENT HEALTH

Access counseling services and free resources through their website. You can access their helpline at  314-647-HELP (4357).

SELF-CARE SPREADSHEET OF TOOLS & RESOURCES

Black Girl Magik created a resources list that offers relief, sparks curiosity and overall elevates connection with one another.