What is a Community Resource Drop-in Center?
A Community Resource Drop-in Center is a place where individuals and families in a crisis can request needed resources or seek respite. At the center, multiple health and human services agencies are present to provide services, such as basic needs and counseling, based on the particular obstacles faced by the people the center serves.
Why is a Community Resource Drop-in Center needed in Ferguson?
A Community Resource Drop-in Center is needed in Ferguson because hundreds of families are being adversely impacted by the events in the neighborhood. Examples of impact include:
- lost sleep because of noise and/or fear, adding to stress
- lost wages because of blocked neighborhoods/closed bus stops/curfews
- lost wages due to lack of childcare while children are off school
- less access to resources because of limited mobility and options
- need for counseling resources to help residents cope
- children remaining indoors for days, unable to play outside because of safety concerns
- lack of food and supplies due to closed businesses and local pantries with depleted shelves
These are a few examples of how people in the affected area are being impacted. While the resource center cannot account for all needs, it can connect individuals and families to resources that will help provide respite and address immediate needs.
What are the details of the Resource Drop-in Center in Dellwood?
Details can be found here. Because details could change from time to time, call 2-1-1 for potential updates.
Participating agencies include:
- American Red Cross
- Behavioral Health Response
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis
- Catholic Charities
- Children’s Home Society of Missouri
- Community Action Agency of St. Louis County
- Deaconess Nurses
- Dellwood Community Recreation Center
- Every Child’s Hope (ECH)
- Girls, Inc.
- Jewish Family and Children’s Service
- Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
- Places for People
- Presbyterian Children’s Home and Services
- The Salvation Army
- St. Louis Area Foodbank
- St. Louis County – Department of Human Services
- St. Louis County Health Department
- Society of St. Vincent DePaul
- Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis
- United Way of Greater St. Louis
- United Way 2-1-1
- Wyman Center
- Youth In Need
What if I need help, but don’t live in the directly impacted area of Ferguson?
United Way 2-1-1 is available to anyone living in the state of Missouri and United Way’s nine-county service area in Illinois. Simply dial 2-1-1 (or 1-800-427-4626) to receive information on services available to you.