Welcome Neighbor STL
Welcome Neighbor STL is a community group that supports refugees and immigrants as they begin their new lives in St. Louis. They do so by providing citizenship and language classes and by hosting an array of community events. Welcome Neighbor STL also allows individuals to host Supper Clubs, which give local refugee cooks the opportunity to share their cooking skills and stories, while earning 100% of the event’s profit. On May 1, 2019, Welcome Neighbor STL became a program of START.
Street Kitchen Community Outreach
Street Kitchen is a small group of people who provide outreach and food to the unhoused residents of the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. Street Kitchen provides connections to Behavioral Health Services, shelters, recovery networks, and other services that are needed. Street Kitchen also provides supplies such as blankets, gloves, hot hands, coats, tarps and other survival gear, as well as transportation to shelters, emergency rooms, and other facilities as needed.
Firm Foundation Tutoring Program
The Firm Foundation Tutoring Program, a ministry of Restore Saint Louis, is a Christian after-school tutoring program for at-risk youth. In the program, children work one-on-one with volunteer tutors, receiving help with their homework and having a time of devotions. Children who do not bring homework are able to participate in other fun academic activities such as playing games, reading books, and writing stories.
Immigrant & Refugee Women’s Program
Immigrant & Refugee Women’s Program matches volunteer teachers with adult immigrant and refugee learners in the Saint Louis community to develop English and Life Skills. Along the way, teachers and students create new friendships and learn about each other. Volunteers are not required to have any formal teaching experience, and classes are conducted for two hours a week in the students’ homes.