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.
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
Contact drug manufacturers – most have prescription assistance programs
Contact local pharmacies for competitive pricing and programs
Contact your physician to inquire about prescription samples, rebates or programs available
Missouri Affordable Housing Locator - A service that assists in the search for quality affordable rental housing in the state of Missouri.
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. Please check back for new and updated listings often.
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) can help Missouri residents in two ways: Energy Assistance/Regular Heating (EA) and Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP). Energy Assistance (EA) helps you with a one-time payment for your primary heating bills from November through March.
The Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) helps pay your fuel bill when your energy is shut off, or is threatened to be shut off, even if you have not received a shut off notice. The amount of help you receive is based on the amount of money needed to settle your crisis with the energy provider.
The ECIP is available during the following months:
- Winter ECIP is available November through May based on funding; the maximum amount you could receive is $800
- Summer ECIP is available June through October based on funding; the maximum amount you could receive is $600
The United Way provides local people with the help they need to find their strength and live their best possible lives.
United Way of Greater St. Louis: https://helpingpeople.org/
United Way of Greater Kansas City: http://www.unitedwaygkc.org/
United Way of Central Illinois: http://springfieldunitedway.org/
United Way 2-1-1 is your 24/7 connection to agencies and resources near you. Serving United Way of Greater St. Louis’ service area and the entire state of Missouri, United Way 2-1-1 connects people to services that help them live their best possible lives – from basic needs to child care to disaster relief to counseling. Need help now?
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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.
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. https://arc.mentalhealthamerica.net/find-an-affiliate
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 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.
The Missouri Bar: Click here for a listing of discounted and pro bono legal resources: http://missourilawyershelp.org/find-lawyer/discounted-pro-bono-services/
American Bar Association Free Legal Answers: Click here for qualification and ask your questions: https://missouri.freelegalanswers.org/
The Illinois State Bar Association: Click here to learn about pro bono legal assistance: https://www.isba.org/probono
Kansas Legal Services: A non-profit law firm and community education organization helping low and moderate income people in Kansas. 800.723.6953
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.
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: https://www.ccstl.org/
Catholic Charities of Kansas City & St. Joseph:https://www.catholiccharities-kcsj.org/
Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri: https://www.ccsomo.org/
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Springfield, Il:https://cc.dio.org/
Community Action Agencies provides individuals with low income emergency and crisis intervention services.
Community Action Agency of St. Louis County:http://www.caastlc.org/programs.html
Community Action Agency of Greater Kansas City: https://www.caagkc.org/
Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies: http://www.iacaanet.org/
Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation: https://oac.ac/