— Please click the links below for more information about each resource. —

University City Loop

Child Care Services
Contact Children Advocacy for Resources and Empowerment (CARE) at the Brown School of Social Work for a list of available babysitters and childcare policies. Email CARE at

St. Roch Parish
New Cote Brilliante
Grace United Methodist Church

City of Saint Louis
City of St. Louis Website

Citizens Service Bureau Page– Call anytime you observe a problem or need assistance with City services.

Citizens Service Bureau Flyer– Refer to this flyer for details about the types of problems to report to CSB.

City of St. Louis Healthy Home Repair Program

City of St. Louis Home Inspection Program Information (Click links below to download information)
1) City of STL Building Permit Information Guide
2) City of STL Door to Door Home Inspection Program

City of St. Louis Waste Management and Recycling Information

How to Organize Your Block – By the Neighborhood Stabilization Team

26th Ward- Frank Williamson
28th Ward- Heather Navarro

Neighborhood Improvement Specialists
26th Ward- DeAna Murphy
28th Ward- Brian Kolde

Community Support Services

People’s Community Action Corporation
Counseling Programs, Employment/Career Development, Leadership Development, Family Intake, Assessments & Referral, Family Support Case Management, Life Skills Classes, Nutrition Classes, Additional Services Under Development.

STL Village
Community, Connection, Caring. These words describe STL Village, a not-for-profit membership organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life of people age 50+ who want to live at home and stay active as they age.


Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Every week from mid-June through mid-October participants will receive boxes of fresh produce delivered to the SDCC office. Produce boxes could include squash, zucchini, corn, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, popcorn, watermelon, eggs, carrots, lemon cucumbers, tomatoes, and more. To participate please contact the SDCC office at 862-5122 or

Community Gardens
Skinker DeBaliviere has two community gardens. For more information please contact the garden coordinators listed below.

Block Unit 1035 Community Garden-Mark Banaszak, 314-863-0965, or visit Block Unit 1035 on Facebook

Click here for the 2013 Block Unit 1035 Flyer

McPherson Community Garden-Andy Cross, 314-721-6060
Goodwill Monthly Pickup
Every 1st Wednesday of Each Month
[Skinker DeBaliviere Neighborhood]

Let Goodwill assist your decluttering efforts when Door to Store comes to the neighborhood on the first Wednesday of each month. Goodwill is introducing a regularly scheduled home pickup service in the Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood.  Once a month, a uniformed Goodwill driver will pick up your donations at your front door.  Our convenient, timesaving service allows you to regularly donate your gently used household items, furniture, and clothing.  You will receive an IRS-approved tax donation receipt at your front door.  Take advantage of our convenient monthly service that your neighbors are already using. Your participation in the DOOR to STORE monthly donation drive allows Goodwill to continue making a difference in people’s lives, one job at a time. If you have any additional questions, please contact donations coordinator, Sharon Summers at 314-982-8917314-713-7934, or SSUMMERS@MERSGoodwill.ORG .


People’s Community Health Centers
Provides social services and comprehensive primary healthcare, such as pediatrics, internal medicine, OB/GYN, dental, mammography, behavioral health, pharmacy, WIC, radiology, podiatry and laboratory services, to meet the health needs of the entire community.

History of your Home

Tips for Researching House History in the City of St. Louis by the Preservation Research Office


HOPE Hotline
If you are someone you know is facing foreclosure, speak with HUD-approved housing counseling agencies, free of charge, at the Homeowner’s HOPE Hotline: (888) 995-HOPE or

Job Search Help – St. Louis Public Library Internet Job Search Workshops

The St. Louis Public Library offers free classes to help you find a job. Individuals work at their own pace to:

  • Search online for jobs.
  • Apply for jobs via the Internet.
  • Construct an effective resume.
  • Format an existing resume.
  • Create a cover letter.

Workshop assistance will be available to:

  • Provide tips on navigating software and online job applications.
  • Help in working with attachments.

Free classes are provided on an on-going basis at the Buder and Julia Davis Branches. Ask at the Service Desk for a Computer Training Class Schedule. Pre-registration is required. Call or stop by the Service Desk at the Buder Branch (314-352-2900) or the Julia Davis Branch (314-383-3021), email, or online at

Saint Louis Public Library

Neighborhood Associations
Parkview Neighborhood

COCA (Center of Creative Arts)
Forest Park
Great Rivers Greenway
           St. Vincent Greenway
Missouri Historical Museum
St. Louis Art Museum
St. Louis Ki Society
St. Louis Science Center
St. Louis Zoo
Steinberg Skating Rink
The Muny in Forest Park
The Pageant

Recycling and Waste Management
City of St. Louis Waste Management and Recycling Site

SDCC Important Contacts & Safety Tips Flyer 11-2012

St. Louis Public Schools-Hamilton Elementary School
Crossroads School
New City School
St. Roch School

The Times of Skinker DeBaliviere
The Times of Skinker DeBaliviere

MetroBus, MetroLink and Call-A-Ride
Public Transportation Schedules

Sign up for free daily email updates, “The Record”
Sign up for announcements about Events, Lectures, etc. from the Brown School, the Gephardt Institute and more
Washington University Website