Programs and other resources listed below are supported in part by St. Louis City Senior Fund. Services supported by Senior Fund are free or offered on a sliding scale for St. Louis City residents 60 years or older. Many organizations listed have additional resources for older adults—some may have waiting lists due to demand for their services—contact them for more information.

Fund Defined Grants

Twenty-seven organizations are currently receiving multi-year funding to support services that fall under five priority focus areas determined by Senior Fund’s Executive Board: Economic Security, Homemaker Chore Services, Housing, Oral Health, and Social Isolation.

Economic Security

These grants aim to increase monthly income or reduce expenses for older residents, including emergency assistance. Our goal is to help older adults receive resources that help ensure their income can meet their basic needs, at a minimum, as defined by tools such as the Elder Economic Security Standard Index.[1]

  • Deaconess Nurse Ministry | National Council on Aging’s Benefits Check-up, Assistance with Applying for Benefits and Other Resources
  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri | Civil Legal Help, Legal Community Education
    • Phone: (800) 444-0514
    • Website: 
  • LifeWise STL | Senior Resilience Education Classes, One-on-One Financial Coaching
    • When in-person, classes are held at 1025 Park Ave in the Lafayette Square neighborhood, Ward 7.
    • Phone: (314) 627-1242
    • Website:
  • St. Louis Area Agency on Aging | National Council on Aging’s Benefits Check-up, Assistance with Applying for Benefits and Other Resources

Homemaker Chore Services

These resources aim to assist older adults with IADLs (Instrumental Activities of Daily Living), which help people stay at home and remain independent. Services can include activities such as meal planning and preparation, house cleaning, medication management, laundry, and errands. There are additional organizations that can help with seasonal yardwork listed under Housing. These services are primarily for older adults in situations where they need some support but have limited financial resources or assistance from family or friends. Our goal is to help older adults to continue living safely in the home they choose.

  • Food Outreach | Prepared Meals for Adults with Cancer, HIV/AIDS, and Type 2 Diabetes; Nutrition Counseling and Education
  • Jewish Family Services | In-Home Chore and Personal Care Services
  • St. Andrew’s Senior Solutions | In-Home Chore and Personal Care Services


Our goal is to support aging in community programs that reduce the burden of housing costs and provide support to enable older residents to remain living in their home and community safely with choice, independence, and dignity. Programs include home maintenance, modifications, and repairs; assistance with immediate needs that affect a client’s ability to stay in their home, receive care in their home, or move to a new home; and resources that reduce housing-related expenses, such as weatherization.

  • Cardinal Ritter Senior Services | Emergency Assistance with Housing-Related Expenses
  • College Hill Foundation | Home Repair in College Hill Neighborhood
  • Employment Connection | Yardwork, Snow Removal, and Other Exterior Home Maintenance
    • Phone: (314) 333-5627
    • Website:
    • Service Area: Columbus/Carr Square, Dutchtown, Hamilton Heights, Jeff Vander Lou, Old North, St. Louis Place, The Ville, and Wells-Goodfellow neighborhoods
  • Five Star Senior Center | Yardwork, Exterior Home Maintenance and Minor Repairs
    • Phone: (314) 664-1008
    • Website:
    • Service Area: 63103, 63104, 63110, 63111, 63116, 63118
  • Housing Options Provided for the Elderly (HOPE) | Assistance with Moving to Senior Apartment Communities
  • Mission: St. Louis | Minor Home Maintenance and Repair Program
  • Missouri Energy Care | Home Weatherization, Heating and Cooling Supplies, Utility Assistance
  • North Newstead Association | Minor Home Maintenance and Repair Program
  • Park Central Development | Yardwork, Snow Removal, and Other Exterior Home Maintenance
    • Phone: (314) 535-5311
    • Website:
    • Service Area: Academy/Sherman Park, Botanical Heights, Central West End, Forest Park Southeast, Fountain Park, Kings Oak, Lewis Place, Tiffany, and West End neighborhoods
  • Rebuilding Together – St. Louis | Home Maintenance, Modification, and Repair Program
  • Youth and Family Center | Seasonal Home and Yard Clean-up
    • Phone: (314) 231-1147
    • Website:
    • Service Area: Primarily serve in 63102 and 63106 zip codes; contact for other areas.

Oral Health

Outside of some employer-based insurance, comprehensive dental coverage is limited to non-existent for many older adults. Some providers, such as Federally Qualified Health Centers, dental schools, and a few other local clinics offer low-cost care, but for many older adults these reduced fees are still financially out-of-reach. Senior Fund’s support for oral health is focused on assisting older adults who cannot afford oral health care and are at increased risk for poor oral and overall health.

  • ATSU Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health – St. Louis Dental Center | Oral Health Education Seminars, Comprehensive Dental Treatment (Note: The Dental Center is not accepting new patients supported by the Senior Fund grant at this time, however, individuals can still schedule appointments for services at the center that are often at a discounted expense.)

Social Isolation & Loneliness

This focus area aims to support resources to prevent and reduce social isolation and/or loneliness for individuals who have higher risk of these experiences due to changes in physical or mental health, caregiving demands, living situations, mobility challenges, major life events, language or cultural differences to others in their community, or other factors. Our goal is to help older adults maintain or increase social connections, have the social support they feel they need, and ensure access to resources for those who are socially isolated.

  • Bilingual International Assistant Services | Group-based Programs and Individual Support for Foreign-Born Older Adults
    • Group programs are hosted at the Macklind International Senior Center at 1329 Macklind in the Cheltenham neighborhood, Ward 17.
    • Phone: (314) 645-7800, ext 200
    • Website:
  • Cardinal Ritter Senior Services | Case Management Support
  • Center for Hearing and Speech | Hearing Screenings; Hearing Aid Assistance
  • Independence Center | Support for Older Adults with Serious Mental Illness
  • LifeWise STL | Senior Companion Program
  • Memory Care Home Solutions | Training for Caregivers and Individuals with Dementia; Care Coordination
  • Midtown Community Services | Group-based Programs
  • Northside Youth and Senior Service Center | Case Management Support
  • St. Francis Community Services | Individual Support and Group Programs for Vietnamese Elders
  • St. Louis Housing Authority | Group-based Programs
    • Phone: (314) 535-3616
    • Website:
  • STL Village | Group-based Programs and Individual Support

Other Grants

[1] National Council on Aging and The Gerontology Institute, University of Massachusetts Boston. Elder Economic Security Standard Index. Accessed at: