Food Pantries
Locate local food pantries in St. Clair, Madison & Monroe Counties.


Free Meals in The Metro East
Find places to get a sack lunch or hot meal in the Metro East.


Kids Free Summer Lunch Programs
We've compiled a list of free lunch programs for children in the Metro East area for the summer of 2019.


Cooling Centers
Search for cooling centers in St. Clair & Madison Counties during the summer of 2018.  *Will be updated for 2019.


Multiple Assistance Programs
Find help for medical & dental, car repair & transportation, rent & mortgage, utility assistance, abuse & assault therapy, school supplies, clothing, seniors, financial aid & more.

Sexual Assault Hotline
All calls are free & confidential.
Hours: 24/7, 365 days a year
 (618) 397-0975

1-(800)656-4673

Text: Home to 741741

Veteran's Crisis Hotline
All calls are free & confidential.
Hours: 24/7, 365 days a year
Call: 1-(800) 273-8255

Press 1 to talk.
Text: Send a tex
t
message to 838255

Homeless Hotlines
All calls are confidential and free to make from a public phone. They will provide information on how to get help with Food Pantries, Emergency Shelter Referrals, Crisis Response, Housing Assistance, Clothing Resources, plus offer advice & support.

Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:30-4:30pm. Leave a message 24/7 or during hours when they're closed.

Madison County - (618) 296-5300
St. Clair County - (618) 825-3330
St. Louis County - (314) 802-5444
or 1-(866) 802-7155


Rental, Housing & Utility Assistance

Resources for housing & utilities and emergency needs assistance in St. Clair, Madison & Monroe Counties.


Veterans Matter, Too

Veterans in St. Clair & Madison Counties can get help through these centers & programs.


Making A Difference For Pets
Resources for pet owners to find low-cost spay & neuters, pet food pantries, vaccination & microchip clinics, vet bill help, etc.


Blessing Boxes
Find local blessing boxes where you can take what you need or give what you can.


Thrift Stores

Locate thrift stores in the area to buy gently used goods at low prices in St. Clair, Madison & Monroe Counties.

Metro East Illinois Resources

For the homeless & residents in need.


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211 Resource Center

Dialing 211 from your phone will put you through to your local resource center for more help.  You can also visit www.211helps.org


National Runaway Safeline
Call 1-800-RUNAWAY
Text 66008
Click 1800RUNAWAY.org

Hunger Hotline
(314) 726-5355 Ext. #1
Follow the instructions

Suicide Hotline
All calls are free & confidential.
Hours: 24/7, 365 days a year
1-(800) 273-8255

Text: Hello to 741741