St.L Area Food Bank/Compass Health Free Mobil Market

Category: Food

Monthly outdoor food pickup for any family who needs help.  No proof of income or residency needed.

Participants are required to sign up every month in order to plan accordingly.  Register at www.compasshealthnetwork.org, look for The Mobile Market under “Events”, then “Community Events.”   Online registration opens up during the 15th through the 19th of the previous month.

There are Mobil Market locations throughout the region:

Union: Third Thursday of every month, 9AM-10:30AM / Great 8 Cinema Parking Lot, 5 Prairie Dell Plaza Drive

Winfield: Third Tuesday of every month 9AM-10:30AM / Winfield First Baptist Church, 3700 E. Highway 47

Warrenton: Third Wednesday of every month 9AM-10:30AM / Warrenton Cinema, 265 W Veterans Memorial Pkwy

Wentzville: Third Friday of every month, 9AM-11PM / Compass Health Center, 1032 Crosswinds Court

St. Peters: Third Friday of every month, 1:15PM-2:30PM / Compass Health, 111 Mexico Court

What is given out?
Every family that comes through will receive roughly the same amount; family size has no bearing on the amount they will receive.
No worries, it is usually a lot!
How does it run?
St. Louis Area Foodbank brings food to the various locations the day of distributions. Clients line up in their cars and volunteers assist
with the repackaging and distribution. The clients do not even have to get out of their cars!
What if it’s cancelled?
This is an OUTDOOR distribution, which means weather is a primary factor when considering cancellations. A general rule we follow
is if schools are closed, MM is closed. Cancellations can happen for several reasons. Weather, truck issues, volunteer support, in any
instance we will follow the same protocol for the cancellation. An agency wide email will be sent out as soon as the decision is made,
an email will be sent to all clients who are sign up on the list, our Facebook page will have the cancellation information.

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Location:

In UNION-- Great 8 Cinema Parking Lot, 5 Prairie Dell Plaza Drive, Union, MO

Hours:

Third Thursday of every month, 9am-10:30am

Website:

Visit Site

Phone:

Denise Risch
636.332.2184
drisch@compasshn.org

Harvest Table at St. Peter’s UCC Washington

Category: Food

Free community meal every Saturday at 5:00pm, no requirements.

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Salam Free Health Clinic

Category: Health Care

This is a free, walk-in clinic sponsored by the Muslim Community of St. Louis, Deaconess Nurse Ministry, and St. Peter’s United Church of Christ.

Basic medical services for adults 18 and over.  Includes screening, treatment and referrals, free of charge.  No insurance required, but a photo ID is required to be seen in the clinic.

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Location:

St. Peter's United Church of Christ
20 East Fifth Street
Washington, MO 63090

Use entrance on Market Street

Hours:

Second Saturday of Each Month

11am-1pm

Website:

Visit Site

Phone:

n/a

Free Food Map

Category: Food

Click to view a map of the many free food resources available in Franklin County.

Map includes agencies that provide food pantry options, free meals provided by churches and other organizations, and stand-alone free little food pantries that hold basic needs and require no registration process.

Click Here to see the map.  Details about many agencies are also found under the Food tab on this website.

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Early Connections– Find Child Care, Track Your Child’s Development and More

Category: ParentingYouth

Early Connections makes navigating Missouri’s Early Care & Education (ECE) system easier for families and professionals. This website is a partnership between Missouri’s child-serving agencies who are working together to make it easier for families to access programs and resources for children from birth through age five. These agencies are also aligning policies and coordinating practices to make it easier for professionals to find information and training opportunities aimed at engaging families in their child’s safety, health and learning.  The regional hub for these services includes Franklin, Gasconade, Crawford, and Washington Counties.

What is an Early Care & Education System?

Missouri’s ECE system is comprised of multiple programs that work with families and professionals to improve early childhood experiences for all Missouri children. These programs include home visiting, child care and preschool. Through collaborative efforts with state agencies, providers and communities, Missouri is working to ensure that families and other caregivers have the knowledge, resources, skills and tools available to help children grow to be safe, healthy and successful learners.

On December 23, 2019, Governor Parson announced that the State of Missouri received a $33.5 million grant aimed at coordinating a more effective, high-quality early learning system that better prepares Missouri children for success. “This is great news for our state that will allow our agencies and programs to come together and focus on the same goals to better serve communities across Missouri,” Governor Parson said.

The Preschool Development Grant Birth to Five (PDG B-5) provides funding over three years to implement an interagency effort to provide regional access to coordinated early childhood services to better meet family’s needs, enhance and streamline training opportunities for ECE professionals, and improve systems to better inform decision-making about early learning.

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Location:

N/A

Hours:

online resource directory--early childhood

Website:

Visit Site

Phone:

For more information, contact Community Leaders
Cindy Edwards, cedwards@stcmo.org or
Vicki Penberthy, vpenberthy@chs.mo.org

Free Youth Services from the Franklin County Community Resource Board

Category: Youth

The Franklin County Children and Families Community Resource Board is the administrator for the Putting Kids First: Community Children’s Service Fund and the Franklin County Domestic Violence Fund. The funds are dedicated for services to citizens of Franklin County, Missouri, and will be awarded to local agencies to provide services that address the unmet needs of our community.

 

There are a myriad of services available for youth in Franklin County, MO.  Please click the button below to explore the areas of service and find out what we can do to help your family.
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Location:

500 Clark Avenue
Union, MO 63090

Hours:

various

Website:

Visit Site

Phone:

Executive Director: Annie Foncannon
Phone: (636) 234-7133
Fax: (636) 678-2644
E-mail: annie@franklincountykids.org

Every Child’s Hope

Category: Youth

Every Child’s Hope is a child serving agency based in St. Louis, with an office in Union, MO.  They

 

They provide two services  for Franklin County youth at no cost to children and families:

OUTPATIENT CHILD PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES

 

FAMILY SOLUTIONS FOR KIDS

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Location:

Franklin County Family Resource Center
500 Clark Avenue
Union, MO 63084

Hours:

N/A

Website:

Visit Site

Phone:

Family Solutions for Kids: contact Amy Hanson or Monica Harmon at 314-504-1935
Outpatient Psychiatric Services: contact Brenda Beaver at 314-427-3832

Family Wellness Program- The Aviary Recovery Center

Addiction impacts more than just the client. The family environment needs to be adjusted in order to realize long-term recovery.

The Family Wellness Program allows for family members to become engaged in the process of helping and supporting their loved one.  This program provides a safe, supportive, educational, and positive experience  for the family and loved ones of the person with a substance use disorder.

Our Family Wellness Program was specifically designed as an educational and social support program for the families and loved ones of people with substance use disorder. The program’s objective is to provide tools to promote health and recovery.

This program is open to anyone who cares about a friend or family member with SUD.

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Location:

1391 Smizer Mill Road, Suite101
Fenton, MO 63026

Hours:

Wednesdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Website:

Visit Site

Phone:

636-660-0978 (office)
636-660-0977 (reception)

The Aviary Recovery Center

The Aviary Recovery Center for addiction rehabilitation has two locations—an outpatient center located in Fenton, MO, and a residential and outpatient program in Eolia, MO, in the northern part of the St. Louis region.

We are less than a one-hour drive from St. Louis Lambert International Airport and less than a 3-hour drive from Kansas City, Springfield, Cape Girardeau, and Kirksville, MO. We are privately owned and operated and are licensed through the Missouri Department of Mental Health, which guarantees that we meet the highest of standards.

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Location:

Residential Program
22933 Hwy. 61
Eolia, MO 63344

Outpatient Program
1391 Smizer Mill Road
Suite 101
Fenton, MO 63026

Hours:

various

Website:

Visit Site

Phone:

(888) 998-8655

Homelessness Task Force

If you or someone you care about is experiencing or at risk of homelessness, this group can help connect you to assistance.  While there are currently no brick and mortar shelters in our county, there are several agencies that work together to help secure safe, temporary shelter on a case-by-case basis.

This phone number is not a live hotline, but goes to a voicemail bank that is monitored by several members of the task force.  Please leave a detailed message, including a call back number, and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

 

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Location:

N/A

Hours:

Phone messages are checked once per day by a volunteer task force member. Messages will be returned as soon as possible, but please expect to wait at least 24 hours for a call back.

Website:

N/A

Phone:

636-649-5703