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Community Empowerment

Empowering Families Through Impactful Programs that Change Lives

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The Urban League provides those needs that stabilize families so that empowered clients may focus on bettering themselves and their communities.  The basic needs of food, clothing and shelter must first be met and available for clients and their families so they can then strive for their economic self sufficiency.

  • 100 Neediest Program — The Urban League serves low-income families through the United Way/Post Dispatch 100 Neediest Case Programs and adopts additional families during the holiday season.
  • Clothing Assistance — Families receive new, clean and quality clothing of their choice from the Urban League’s Clothes Closets.
  • Food Assistance  — Food pantry operations at the Urban League provide seniors and low-income families with food baskets.
  • Holiday Toy Giveaway — Over 500 families are served each year through the Urban League’s annual toy giveaway.
  • Homeless Prevention — The Urban League helps families to prevent evictions and foreclosures by providing rent or mortgage assistance.
  • Lead Remediation – The Urban League carries out lead tests and remediation necessary to ensure clients’ homes are lead safe and healthy.
  • Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway — Households in the St. Louis bi-state region receive free turkeys with all the trimmings during the Urban League’s Annual Rams/Schnucks Thanksgiving Giveaway.
  • Utility Assistance — The Urban League provides utility assistance, resulting in reconnection and/or the prevention of utility shut offs.
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