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:
IMPORTANT NUMBERS TO KNOW
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.
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.
If you are working in response to COVID-19 and are in need of childcare then email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-892-3228 to find child care in your community.
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.
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.
“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.
Visit DomesticShelters.org to learn about common questions and webinars about domestic violence.
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.
Access Safe Connections’ 24-hour crisis care and therapy for adult and teen survivors.
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.
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.
This list provides an up-to-date list of meals and times for St. Louis regional locations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This list was created by parents who teamed up and crowd-sourced ideas to help with the coronavirus quarantine.
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.
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.
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.
Join Fit & Food Connection on Facebook to participate in virtual wellness and nutrition classes throughout the month.
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.
Access counseling services and free resources through their website. You can access their helpline at 314-647-HELP (4357).