November 2014

This category contains 17 posts

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

County Executive Dooley Kicks Off Holiday Season with Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

County Executive Dooley, Mayor Slay and Director Isom Discuss Public Safety in the St. Louis Region

St. Louis County’s top man in charge, County Executive Charlie A. Dooley, along with Mayor Francis Slay and Missouri Director of Public Safety Dan Isom joined the media for a press conference Friday afternoon to update the public regarding ongoing conversations and planning for public safety in the St. Louis Region as anticipation builds for a … Continue reading

Children’s Service Fund provides Tips for Helping Kids Cope with Trauma

Traumatic experiences can range from a one-time incident, such as a sudden death of a loved one or a natural disaster, to ongoing exposure to experiences, such as bullying and family violence.  Even from as young as 18 months, children can be affected by traumatic events and have serious problems later in childhood and adulthood.  … 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

Study Validates St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund’s Payment Rate Structure

A comprehensive review of the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund (CSF) payment structure released November 20, 2014 validates CSF’s efforts in adopting a standardized rate structure for payment to providers for children’s mental and substance abuse services.  The standardized rate model was adopted in 2013 for the two-year funding cycle that began January 1, … Continue reading

County Executive Dooley Submits His Recommended 2015 Budget

County Executive Charlie A. Dooley submitted his proposed 2015 budget to the County Council on October 24, 2014.  This budget totals $544 million and is broken down into five (5) categories as detailed below. The main component of the budget is the General Fund–a group of four (4) funds used to finance the basic operating costs of … Continue reading

Suson Barn Welcomes New Family Member, Winter Events in Your St. Louis County Parks

October 21, Suson Park welcomed a new long horn steer. Junior was born on a farm in Farmington, Missouri and was bottle-fed  as a calf. Due to health problems, his owner could no longer take care of him, so the family inquired about donating Junior to the St. Louis County Parks Department. Junior is about 6 years old … Continue reading

St. Louis County’s Make a Difference Day brings residents together

Each year St. Louis County along with countless volunteers embark upon the community to help make a difference within the County. This year, five sites were selected for neighborhood cleanup, as well volunteer groups spruced up of three garden areas, and painted and weeded a County park. In all: * 10 tons of debris was collected … Continue reading

Community Comes out for America Recycles Day, View St. Louis County’s Holiday Health Recycling Guide

Did you know that new products such as carpet, playground equipment and benches can be created out of the plastic containers you recycle? Or that when you recycle your glass bottles and jars items such as kitchen tiles, counter tops and wall insulation are made for consumer- end use. Giving your garbage another life was … Continue reading