Family Support Resources

Many of us have lost at least one source of household income or are dealing with increased stress and anxiety due to the coronavirus pandemic. The following assistance programs may be used during this difficult time.
  • St. Louis County Library is providing shelf stable meals for pick-up at nine locations, including Weber Road Branch. Get the details.
  • Support resources for families living in St. Louis County: Use this link to find food pantries, assistance with utilities, and mental health resources for residents of St. Louis County.
  • United Way: The United Way 2-1-1 website has links to resources related to unemployment, food services, supplemental education services, and health and wellness. 
  • Utility Assistance: Community Action Agency of St. Louis County has a low-income home energy assistance program.
  • Payment assistance for Spire: Learn what options are available if you are past due on your Spire natural gas bill. 
Mental Health Resources
Please call or email your child’s school counselor if you have any questions or need help connecting with community resources.

If you need assistance with mental health issues outside of your school counselor’s virtual office hours, contact Behavioral Health Response at 314-469-6644 or 1-800-811-4760.

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Helpline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the St. Louis County Youth Connection Helpline at 314-628-2929 or 1-877-928-2929. You can also text 4HLP to 31658 or HOME to 741741.

Here are some resources to help you talk to your child about COVID-19 and to help families cope with anxiety.

Where kids ages 5+ can get the COVID-19 vaccine
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to prevent contracting the novel coronavirus and experiencing severe symptoms. Getting the vaccine is also the best way to reduce community spread of the virus. Currently, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine has received emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for those ages 5 and up.

While this vaccine is not required by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, our school nurses recommend families consider this vaccine for their children who are 5 or older. If you have any questions about the COVID vaccine, please contact your child’s medical doctor.

A variety of locations are offering the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 and up. Currently, appointments are limited for kids ages 5-11 due to limited supply. Those under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present to receive the vaccine. Vaccines for those ages 12 and up are widely available in the community. Find a location through Vaccine Finder.

Please let us know if your child receives the vaccine
If your child receives the vaccine, please notify your school nurse with either a copy of their CDC vaccine card or medical documentation stating when the student received their vaccines. Our schools are following St. Louis County guidelines when it comes to determining if a student needs to remain off campus following an exposure. In most instances, a fully vaccinated student will not be asked to remain off campus following close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19.
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