Human Services

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Free Wellness Program for Teens and Parents

The Saint Louis County Department of Health is sponsoring a free wellness program for adolescents ages 12-17 and their parents or guardians.  It will run from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. over six consecutive Saturdays from March 7th through April 11th.  Called “Healthy Living for Teens and Their Parents”, the series of six classes will … Continue reading

County Offers Warming Shelters

When temperatures plummeted in early January, County Executive Steve Stenger directed the Department of Human Services (DHS) to open two warming facilities to serve residents in need of overnight shelter.   The warming shelters located at the Affton Community Center, 9801 Mackenzie Road, and St. Vincent Community Center, 7335 St. Charles Rock Road, opened on January … Continue reading

County Residents with Special Needs Are Encouraged to Register for Functional Needs Registry

St. Louis County recently created an Access and Functional Needs Registry and encourages residents with disabilities to enroll. The Registry, administered by the Department of Human Services’ Older Residents Program (CORP), will be used in collaboration with first responders to better identify the location of individuals who need assistance during emergencies, natural disasters or in … Continue reading

Aging Successfully in St. Louis County:  What Does it Mean?

What it means to age successfully in St. Louis County is a question county officials have been asking for the past year.  With more than 430,000 Baby Boomers and older adults – more than anywhere else in Missouri – St. Louis County is committed to preparing for a population that is aging.  To answer the … Continue reading

The County Older Resident Programs, CORP Offers Tax Assistance for Low Income Seniors

The St. Louis County Department of Human Services County Older Resident Programs, CORP, provides free assistance in preparation of simple income tax forms and Missouri property tax credit claims for St. Louis County residents 60 years and older, with incomes of less than $53,000. To schedule an appointment, call 314-615-4037 for South County Residents and 314-7447 for North County Residents. … Continue reading

World of Wellness Health Fair for Older Adults

Reach for a healthier you at the older adult World of Wellness Heath Fair from 9 am-2 pm on May 6, 2015. This free event will take place at the Salem United Methodist Church located at 14825 Manchester Road, Ballwin, MO 63011. The Department of Human Services’ Saint Louis County Older Resident Programs, CORP, is … Continue reading

Free Legal Services for St. Louis County Senior Citizens

St. Louis County Department of Human Services’ County Older Resident Programs (CORP) offers free non-litigation services for County residents, 60 and older with income of $34,000 or less.   Assistance is provided one day each month at various St. Louis County locations: Saint Louis County Government Center-North in Hazelwood; Maryland Heights Community Center; Centennial Commons in … Continue reading

County Functional Needs Registry Seeing First Test, Helps First Responders Identify People Needing Added Assistance During Emergencies

Now in operation, the St. Louis County Department of Human Services County Older Resident Programs (CORP) has opened an Access and Functional Needs Registry, which is currently seeing its first test. The registry is intended for seniors and people with disabilities. It will enable first responders to better identify where people are located who need added assistance … Continue reading

Pet Safety During Emergencies, Crisis

Saint Louis County Animal Care and Control wants pet owners to be prepared to take care of their pets in emergency situations. Partnering with the Humane Society of Missouri Disaster Response Team, as the need arises, both agencies will provide emergency pet supplies and assistance for displaced or injured animals. Review the following tips to keep animals protected … Continue reading

St. Louis County Employees Adopt Families for the Holiday

St. Louis County’s Adopt-a-Family project pairs individuals or groups from the community with families in need to provide food, clothing, toys, household items and help with utilities during the holidays. For the past 20 years, hundreds of Saint Louis County Government employees in dozens of different departments and divisions have taken the lead to help … Continue reading