Pony Bird

Provides overnight respite – temporary overnight care for families who need a break from the constant demands of caring for a child who is physically and developmentally disabled.

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St. Louis Arc

Individualized services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, including:

  • Respite hours (hours must be approved by DMH)
  • Capable Kids and Families: lending library of toys and equipment for children with developmental disabilities (has waiting list)
  • Family play dates, music classes and more
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Missouri Department of Mental Health

Similar to First Steps; assigns a case manager who will schedule an in-home check every six months.


  • Respite hours
  • Sarah Lopez Medicaid Waiver – does not require applicants to be eligible for Medicaid, providing resources and assistance when other means of funding have been exhausted.


  • At-home nursing care
  • Overnight respite
  • Medicine and formula
  • Medical equipment
  • Doctor office copayments
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The June Jessee Memorial Foundation is a component fund of the St. Louis Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity.