Providing Answers, Support and Hope in Missouri, Southern Illinois, & Kansas
Heartland Chapter Resources
If you have lupus or know someone who does, below is list of some of the most requested community resources we receive. If you can't find what you need here, please call us at 314-644-2222 or 800-958-7678.
Prescription & Medical Bills
- RX Assist
- Medicine Assistance Tool
- Paying for Your Medication
- Rx Outreach: A non-profit pharmacy whose mission is to provide affordable medications
- Good Rx: Good Rx allows a person to search for prescription pricing and discounts to save money
- Healthwell Foundation: A non-profit organization providing financial assistance to adults and children to cover the cost of prescription drug coinsurance, copayments, deductibles, health insurance premiums and other selected out-of-pocket health care costs
- Co-Pay Relief
- Contact drug manufacturers – most have prescription assistance programs
- Contact local pharmacies for competitive pricing and programs
- Missouri Affordable Housing Locator - A service that assists in the search for quality affordable rental housing in the state of Missouri.
- Housing Resource Center (STL): 314-802-5444
- ILHousingSearch is a free, online resource for renters and property providers in Illinois. Search for affordable, accessible, and market-rate housing that will fit your needs and budget.
- Emphasys Housing Locater MyHousingSearch.com - Find Rental Properties in Missouri
- HOPE Housing Senior Housing List – Comprehensive list of housing for STL City, STL County, and St. Charles County that accept vouchers and offer tax credit and subsidized rent.
- US Department of Housing and Urban Development
- St. Louis Housing Authority
- St. Louis County Housing Authority
- East St. Louis Housing Authority
- Community Action Agency of St. Louis County Housing Assistance
- St. Louis City Mortgage Assistance Program
- Missouri SAFHR for Renters Missouri COVID Rental Assistance | MO Housing Resources
- Rent Assistance Programs Help with Housing Rental Click on the state then the city for a list of assistance programs in the area.
- Beyond Housing
- Gateway Housing First Building Homes, Changing Lives, Creating Community
- Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council
- Urban League Housing Empowerment - STL City, STL County, and St. Clair County IL.
- Kansas Emergency Water Assistance Program
- Kansas Energy Assistance
- Illinois Energy Assistance
- Mercy Neighborhood Ministry Utility & Rent Assistance for STL City & County
- Spire Energy Assistance
- Heat Up Cool Down St. Louis
- People’s Community Action Corporation PCAC serves residents of St. Louis City and Wellston who are at 125% poverty level or below with direct and referral programs.
- Energy Care EnergyCare’s services are targeted toward those low-income people most at risk from exposure to extremes of temperature. To qualify for most of EnergyCare’s services you must live in St. Louis (city or county) and you (or someone in your household) must be: Over 60 years old, Under 5 years old, Chronically ill, or Physically disabled
- Missouri Community Action Network Statewide association of Community Action Agencies, Allies and Supporters united to help people and change lives
Find a Rheumatologist
- Metro Call-A-Ride service is available, with advance reservations, to both the general public and to persons whose disabilities prevent them from using the accessible, fixed-route transit services (MetroLink and MetroBus). You’ll share your ride with other passengers in modern, wheelchair-accessible vehicles.
- OATS Transit - Enhancing quality of life by providing safe, caring & reliable transportation services.
- City Seniors, Inc. – Primarily serve St. Louis zip codes 63109, 63110,63111, 63116 and 63139. STL residents 60 years or older, their spouses and caregivers (caregivers must be over 18). Disabled persons ages 18 – 59 are eligible with certification of disability.
- MO Rides
- Transportation Services DHSS Transportation services across Missouri
- SMTS transportation services for southeastern MO
- Metro St. Louis Reduced Fare Program Seniors (aged 65+), customers with disabilities, and customers who possess a Medicare ID are eligible for our Reduced Fare Programs and enjoy a price break when riding Metro.
- Mercy Medical Angels’ non-emergency ground transportation program provides financially qualifying patients with non-local medical-related treatment traveling more than 50 miles from their home. The typical trip does not exceed 300 miles. This program provides: - Gas cards (Provided to help off-set fuel cost for patients) - Bus Tickets (Greyhound, Trailways, etc.)- Train Tickets (Amtrak)
- Behavioral Health Response provides confidential telephone counseling to people in mental health crises as well as mobile outreach services, community referral services and critical incident stress management (CISM). BHR’s crisis hotline and mobile outreach services are provided free of charge to the public by paid professional staff who have masters degrees in their respective behavioral science disciplines. 314-469-3638 or 800-811-4760
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 800.273.8255 The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI):National Alliance on Mental Illness, is dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
- Mental Health America (MHA) – is dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promoting mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it, with recovery as the goal.
- Annie's Hope provides comprehensive bereavement support services to children, teens and their families.
- Catholic Charities is committed to healthy, strong families. We provide housing and homeless services, counseling and psychiatry, case management, family education, legal representation, and direct assistance, which enable families to break the bonds of poverty and create a stable environment for all family members.
- Center for Counseling and Family Therapy Saint Louis University provides affordable counseling and outreach services to empower people to face life's tasks with confidence. Counseling services are available to anyone in need within the Saint Louis University community and throughout the metropolitan St. Louis area. Therapy is provided by doctoral and masters-level students currently in the Medical Family Therapy Program at Saint Louis University. All therapists are supervised by faculty who are licensed professionals.
- Compass Health Network is a nonprofit health care organization that provides a full continuum of behavioral health services as well as primary and dental health services throughout Missouri.
- Every Child's Hope has campuses in St. Louis and Kansas City. Every Child’s Hope mission is to partner with the community to assist children, youth and their families in their individual quest for health and wholeness through quality, faithful, professional services.
- Kids in the Middle empowers children, parents and families during and after divorce through counseling, education and support.
- Lutheran Family and Children’s Services With counseling offices throughout Missouri, LFCS can offer a therapy location that is convenient to you.
- Provident builds brighter futures through exceptional behavioral health services, especially for those with the greatest need. Provident also has a crisis hotline and part of a national network of call centers.
- Washington University Psychological Service Center provides training opportunities for advanced doctoral students in the clinical psychology program as well as low-cost treatment options for members of the St. Louis community. Confidential services are available to adolescents, adults, and couples in the greater St. Louis area.
- Youth in Need counseling program offers individual, family and group counseling services to children and families who live in St. Charles and St. Louis Counties. Youth in need’s approach to counseling and to all clients is a strengths-based philosophy.
- Advent Medical Group Behavioral Health Care in Kansas City is a team of interdisciplinary board-certified psychiatrists, licensed psychologists, clinical social workers, and licensed counselors who offer personalized, compassionate care that focuses on improving the quality of life of our patients and their families.
- 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Provides resources in the following areas: Individuals w/Neurodivergence, Black Mental Health, Native Americans & Alaskan Natives, Maternal Mental Health, Youth, Loss Survivors. Disaster Survivors, Attempt Survivors, LGBTQ+, Veterans, Deaf/Hard of Hearing/Hearing Loss, and a section for resources in Spanish.
- Adapt of America Provide services in MO and IL
- BJC Behavioral Health Provide services in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and the counties of St. Francois, Iron and Washington, Missouri
- Chad’s Coalition Resources for students, young adults, parents, educators, and community members.
- Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center Located in East St. Louis.
- St. Louis Empowerment Center
- The Missouri Bar Association
- American Bar Association Free Legal Answers
- The Illinois State Bar Association
- Kansas Legal Services: A non-profit law firm and community education organization helping low and moderate income people in Kansas.
- Missouri Legal Services There are four legal aid programs in Missouri, each servicing a portion of the counties in the state. The four programs are Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Legal Aid of Western Missouri, Legal Services of Southern Missouri and Mid-Missouri Legal Services.
- American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri
- American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois
- American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas
- Arch City Defenders
- Civil Rights Enforcement Agency St. Louis City
- Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
Black Health Care Coalition, Kansas CityMission is to eliminate health disparities through advocacy, access to care, and health promotion activities.
FindHelp.OrgThis site allows you to search a zipcode for available resources. This site is also known as Aunt Bertha.
FAQ – Free Charity Cars FCC's Free Vehicle Giveaway offers donated cars to veterans and struggling families to help them achieve self-sufficiency.
Child Care Aware of Missourican help you during your child care search by providing you with a list of programs in your area and the necessary tools to learn more about your options to pay for child care, understand the questions to ask potential programs, and how to make the best informed child care decision.
Start Here STL This is an excellent website that provides hundreds of resources in all areas of need in the greater St. Louis area.
Lester’s Feet Foundation financially assists families whose children and/or dependents have life altering illnesses and need help beyond medical bills including but not limited to travel, lodging, meals, funerals, mortgage, rent, and miscellaneous expenses.
Patient Advocate Foundation is national non-profit charity that provides direct services to patients with chronic, life threatening and debilitating diseases to help access care and treatment recommended by their doctor. Services include case management (800.532.5274), co-pay relief program (866.512.3861), financial aid funds(855.824.7941) and scholarships.
Catholic Charities provides a variety of social services and assists all in need regardless of religious affiliation.
- Catholic Charities of St. Louis
- Catholic Charities of Kansas City & St. Joseph
- Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri
- Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Springfield, Il
Community Action Agencies provides individuals with low income emergency and crisis intervention services.
Computers and Internet
IT/Web Community Resources St. Louis
PCs for People provides affordable computers and low-cost internet eligible individuals and nonprofits. They offer Refurbished Desktop & Laptop Computers, Low-Cost Mobile Internet and Affordable Computer Repair.
Lifeline Phone Service Free Government Phone Program
Low-cost Internet - Human-I-TQualified low-income individuals who are not connected or are paying too much for internet are eligible to receive assistance from human-I-T to obtain access to hard-to-find, low-cost internet plans. Their team of subscription specialists will walk with you step by step to get you connected to low-cost internet for $10-$25 per month depending on the options available at your address.
T-Mobile Project 10 Million Free Internet for Students: Project 10Million | T-MobileT‑Mobile USA, Inc. Project 10Million, provides internet access to eligible families that have a student enrolled in the National School Lunch program. Approved families receive 100GB of mobile data per year for 5 years and a FREE mobile hotspot, plus the opportunity to purchase devices at a low cost.
- St. Louis Regional Response Team Centralized system of response to meet the social needs of community members most adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Greater St. Louis region.
- Financial Assistance for People with Lupus: If you are a person living with lupus in Missouri, eastern Kansas or southern/central Illinois and are in need financial assistance, please reach out to us at 800-958-7876 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Missouri residents For general questions about COVID-19 and Missouri’s response, contact 877.435.8411
- Illinois residents For general questions about COVID-19 and Illinois’ response, contact 1.800.889.3931
- Kansas residents For general questions about COVID-19 and Kansas' response, contact 1.866.534-3463
- Covid-19 Data St. Louis City
- Covid-19 Data St. Louis County
- Covid-19 Data Kansas City, MO