The non-profit Peoples Community Action Corporation (PCAC) provides assistance to low income and working poor residents that live within the city of St. Louis Missouri itself. The center is a leading anti-poverty organization for the less fortunate. Thousands of unemployed, low income, and struggling families receive help or referrals every year.
There are several offices in the city and they focus on different zip codes. See below for more details. Emergency financial aid may be offered as well as case management, job training, and other support. The staff from PCAC help to empower poor, low-income individuals and families.
The Peoples Community Action Corporation assistance programs and social services support those in need of food and nutrition, education, employment, rent help, housing, and other areas. The group will help residents move toward self-sufficiency. Services that can help others help themselves include the following.
Workshops offer Computer Technology Training, Life Skills Classes, GED Classes, and Leadership Development. Many studies show that increased education, enhanced skills, and job training will leading to increased income in the future. Financial Literacy is also available.
Employment/Career Development is offered by specialists and case managers. Programs are also focused on Youth and Senior Employment. Get referrals to local St. Louis One Stop Job centers and other support too.
The Peoples Community Action Corporation Emergency Food Pantry can offer groceries, formula, fresh fruits, and more. Or learn about and apply for government benefits such as SNAP food stamps.
The main utility program is LIHEAP. This provides low income households with assistance and grants for the payments of Electric, Natural Gas, Propane or other energy bills. You do not have to own the home, so renters can get assistance as well. Also, the household’s energy source does not have to be gas or electric in order to receive services. In other words, propane, wood, kerosene and coal are also covered under LIHEAP.
Programs for housing can help prevent eviction, provide shelter, and transitional housing units. For those needing a security deposit, then assistance may be offered for that as well. Peoples Community Action Corporation will also have information on shelters and transitional housing units as well. Housing and energy assistance is in high demand. PCAC can help families apply for heating bill assistance, energy conservation, and other support.
Several other social services are offered. Some examples are below.
For more information, the Saint Louis Peoples Community Action Corporation (PCAC) has three locations in the area.
A Central City location serves residents in the following zip codes of 63101, 63102, 63103, 63104, 63106, 63108, 63109. The address is Gateway Classic Foundation Building, 2012 Martin Luther King Dr., St. Louis, MO 63106. Call (314) 269-5210.
The PCAC North City and Wellston location serves low income and unemployed in the following zip codes of 63112, 63113, 63115, 63120, 63133 (Wellston only), 63136 (City only), and also 63147. This office is located at 4236 Lindell Boulevard, Suite 300, Saint Louis, MO 63108 63112. Call (314) 862-6270 for information.
Yet another site, the South City office, is for the regions and zip codes of 63109, 63110, 63111, 63116, 63118, and 63139. 6827 Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63111. Phone (314) 353-1457.
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