Health & Hospice

ADAPT-ABILITY, INC. 9355 Dielman Industrial Drive. St. Louis, MO 63132. Would you like to use your I.T. skills? This organization provides assistive technology, home modifications, custom wheelchairs, etc. for those in need. Limited daytime hours, but close to school. Contact: 314.432.1101.

AMERICAN RED CROSS -- The Red Cross is dedicated to the support of international humanitarian law by saving lives and alleviating suffering around the world. It also works to educate others about their basic human rights, to promote respect for fundamental laws, and to serve as a bridge among nations. The St. Louis chapter places many student volunteers for work in local hospitals and nursing homes and provides other volunteer opportunities. Call: 314.516.2876 or 314.516.2800.

ANNIE'S HOPE: THE BEREAVEMENT CENTER FOR KIDS. This organization works with children who have serious diseases or who have suffered the loss of a family member. Volunteers are needed to provide companionship, to work on arts and crafts, and to help at parties and other events.

BJC HOSPICE/WINGS. This organization provides hospice care for families with chronically or terminally ill children. Among the services provided are art and music therapy, home visits, emotional support and pain management. Volunteers of all sorts are needed. A summer camp is also offered to patients and family members.

CASA DE SALUD Located at 3200 Chouteau Avenue at Compton Avenue in the city. It's open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The phone number is 314-762-1251. To deliver high quality basic health and wellness services for uninsured and underinsured patients, focusing on new immigrants and refugees who encounter barriers to accessing other sources of care.

HAVENHOUSE 12685 Olive Blvd. 63141 This group provides housing and support to families who need to travel to St. Louis for medical care for their children. Volunteers must be 18 years of age, and submit a volunteer information form. Hours are flexible. Volunteers are needed to help as Receptionists/Greeters, to help with host families and family fun nights Also, volunteer groups provide weekend meals, "adopt" rooms for decorating and furnishing, and work on agency fund raisers.. 314.434.5858

HEALTH AND DENTAL CARE FOR KIDS This agency helps kids have access to healthcare in the St. Louis area. 4055 Lindell Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108 Phone: 314 535 7701