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The mission of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis is to empower African Americans and others throughout the region in securing economic self-reliance, social equality and civil rights. The Urban League will be the catalyst for this change through advocacy, coalition building, program services and by promoting communication and understanding among different races and cultures.
The Urban League was established in 1918 to improve the lives of people in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The organization provides resources to help stabilize families so people can focus on bettering themselves and their communities. Services inclue: suppling the basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter, amongst others.
Rent/Mortgage Assistance: Helps families to prevent evictions and foreclosures.
Utility Assistance: Provides utility assistance, resulting in reconnection and/or the prevention of utility shut offs.
Lead Remediation: Provides lead remediation services to homes in the St. Louis area, with an emphasis on making homes with children under the age of six lead safe.
Clothing: Supplies families with new, clean and quality clothing of their choice from the Urban League’s Clothes Closets.
Food: Provides seniors and low-income families with food baskets annually.
Turkey Giveaway: At the Annual Rams/Schnucks Thanksgiving Giveaway, over 2,000 households in the St. Louis bi-state region receive free turkeys with all the trimmings.
100 Neediest Program: The Urban League serves over 900 low-income families through the United Way/Post Dispatch 100 Neediest Case Programs.
- Melanie Chambers
- 618 274-1150
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