Summertime Assistance Resources

Cool Down STL
is a non-profit charity that focuses on helping area elderly and disabled people and low income families with their delinquent A/C bills. If you need assistance keeping your A/C running this summer, you must first contact your utility company and then apply here:

H2O Help
Likewise, if you are needing assistance keeping your water on this summer, you can apply for help at H2O Help:

Weatherization Assistance Program
The Weatherization Assistance Program is designed to reduce the impact of high home energy costs for income eligible residents by implementing energy-efficient measures. See for more information.

Operation Food Search
will provide free lunches to children at select St. Louis County Libraries (SLCL) this summer, Monday - Friday. Stop by our closest branch, Bridgeton Trails (3455 McKelvey Rd.) and enjoy a nutritious lunch along with some activities for kids. Meals are available free of charge for children ages 0-18. If you have a group, please contact the hosting library at least 24 hours before attending so that the proper amount of meals can be ordered. 

Missouri Cooling Centers
During periods of extreme heat, St. Louis County will declare a heat emergency and open up several locations as cooling centers. Often times, these locations are library branches and community centers. To view a map of official Cooling Centers, visit: or call 636-529-8210.

National Postpartum Depression Warmline
1(800) PPD-MOMS (773-6667)
This hotline is available to help individuals dealing with postpartum depression, anxiety, the “baby blues”, and perinatal mood. 

If you have any questions about resources listed or need further assistance, contact the Maryland Heights Social Worker at (314) 291-6550