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Mental Health Resources

As the number of cases of COVID-19 increase, so does the associated anxiety.

  • Apr 14, 2020

Mental Health Resources


Healthcare Response Participatory Budgeting Program

  • We are funding 24 agencies (26 total projects) in mental health and behavioral health, access to healthcare, and PPE and supplies for a total of about $3.7 million of the available $7 million:
    • Five organizations were funded approximately $1.7 million to expand access to healthcare services. Funds will be dedicated to expanded services; supports to facilitate access to care including technology, transportation, and childcare; prescription co-pays; and no-cost influenza vaccines.
    • Sixteen organizations will receive approximately $1.8 million to expand access to mental and behavioral health services such as counseling, psychiatric care, substance use disorder treatment, and recovery services with an emphasis on increasing service delivery through telehealth and mobile service delivery.
    • Five organizations will receive approximately $180,000 to distribute personal protective equipment and supplies including masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes to the general community and to high risk populations such as the elderly.
  • Services will be provided to targeted zip codes in North and South St. Louis County based on need. Priority funding areas and needed services were identified by community residents.
  • The remaining funds were re-allocated based on further community input to COVID-19 Testing, PPE & supplies for the general public, and PPE & supplies for schools.

Organizations Funded

Healthcare Services
  • Affinia Healthcare has been funded to expand primary care and mental health care services. The funds will add video-supported telemedicine and behavioral health capacity and allow for the deployment of mobile dental services.
  • Family Care Health Centers has been funded to expand access to healthcare services including  medical, dental, behavioral health, vision care services, pharmacy, chiropractic, and physical therapy as well as services of community health workers.
  • Rehoboth Pharmacy (Dellwood Pharmacy) has been funded in the healthcare services category to provide subsidized flu shots and help cover the costs of prescription medication for patients who are unable to afford these costs.
  • Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers has been funded to expand access to healthcare services including primary care, dentistry, and optometry. Funds will also be used to expand weekend hours and provide childcare services to assist caregivers.
  • The Salvation Army has been funded to expand its Pathways to Health Initiative, which helps low income individuals with chronic health conditions connect to the healthcare and social services resources that they need.
Mental and Behavioral Health Services
  • CHADS Coalition for Mental Health has been funded in the mental and behavioral health services category to build their telemedicine capacity to reach more youth struggling with their mental health in this environment where in-person services are challenging to deliver.  
  • Rejuvenating Counseling Services has been funded to expand access to therapy and other behavioral health services while also addressing needs such as transportation, co-pay assistance, and connections to other community services.
  • Affinia Healthcare has been funded to expand primary care and mental health services. The funds will add video-supported telemedicine and behavioral health capacity and allow for the deployment of mobile dental services.
  • Alternative Interventions has been funded to provide a range of behavioral health services including counseling, substance use disorder (addiction) therapy, case management, psychiatry, and health education.
  • Avenues Counseling has been funded to increase the reach of counseling services addressing mental and behavioral health needs such as trauma, anxiety, depression, and substance use. Telemedicine will be added to ensure safe service delivery during the pandemic.
  • Crime Victim Advocacy Center has been funded to increase access to counseling services both in-person and via telehealth and build internal capacity to ensure sustainability of the services long term.
  • Emmanuel Adult Day Care has been funded to expand behavioral health services and provide protective supplies to participants to enable them to engage in supportive activities.
  • Evangelical Children’s Home (Every Child’s Hope) has been funded to increase access to psychiatric services for children because of increased demand due to the pandemic.
  • Lutheran Family and Children’s Services has been funded to increase access to counseling because of increased demand due to the pandemic.
  • Metro Treatment has been funded to increase the number of people receiving treatment for opioid use disorder, which includes medication, counseling, and recovery supports.
  • NCADA has been funded to increase capacity of their counseling department to conduct assessment, referral, and early intervention due to increase in demand during the pandemic.
  • The Nehemiah Program has been funded to increase the number of women with substance use disorders who can receive safe, substance-free housing and recovery support services.   
  • NLJ Counseling has been funded to provide counseling services to older adults focusing on mental wellness during the pandemic.
  • Places for People has been funded to operate a mobile behavioral health clinic to reach those in the community with behavioral health needs who cannot safely seek services in-person.
  • Provident has been funded to provide subsidize therapy and psychiatric services and increase telehealth capacity for safer service delivery.
  • The Right Solution has been funded to transition counseling services to a telehealth model to ensure that clients have continued access to critical mental health services.
PPE and Supplies
  • Access Foundation has been funded to provide supplies including masks, gloves, and disinfecting wipes to families during drive through food and supply giveaways and at community hubs such as churches and community centers.
  • African Diaspora Council has been funded to distribute supplies including masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, home cleaning supplies, and blood pressure cuffs.
  • WalkNFaith has been funded to distribute PPE through collaboration with partners such as community centers, schools, and churches.
  • Emmanuel Adult Day Care has been funded to expand behavioral health services and provide protective supplies to participants to enable them to engage in supportive activities.
  • A Mother’s Touch In-Home Health has been funded to increase provision of PPE including gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting spray to clients using home health services.