Homeless tents near St. Patrick's Center Downtown St. Louis Memorial Day 2023.

Homeless Suffer While Others Play Reveal Inequalities in Downtown St. Louis

Homeless tent with people playing at the City Museum showing inequalities in Downtown St. Louis on Memorial Day 2023.
Homeless tent down the street from people playing at the City Museum showing inequalities in Downtown St. Louis on Memorial Day 2023.

In downtown St. Louis, as in other cities, you can find homeless who are suffering while in the same picture find a stark contrast of unintentional photo bombs of how the other half lives, so to speak: playing, eating, having fun. These kinds of pictures help explain, in a visual sense, the inequalities in Downtown St. Louis and in our nation as a whole.

Homeless tent in Downtown St. Louis on Memorial Day 2023.
Homeless tent in Downtown St. Louis on Memorial Day 2023.

St. Patrick Center: St. Patrick Center is a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive services to individuals experiencing homelessness. They offer emergency shelter, transitional housing, employment assistance, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, and other supportive services.

Gateway 180: Gateway 180 is a homeless shelter that provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, and supportive services for women, children, and families experiencing homelessness.

Biddle Housing Opportunities Center: Biddle Housing Opportunities Center is a 24-hour emergency shelter for adult men experiencing homelessness. It provides temporary shelter, case management, and resources to help individuals secure stable housing.

Homeless tent Tucker Blvd in Downtown St. Louis on Memorial Day 2023.
Homeless tent Tucker Blvd in Downtown St. Louis on Memorial Day 2023.

Housing Resource Center (HRC): HRC is a collaborative effort between the City of St. Louis and various agencies to provide resources and assistance to individuals and families facing homelessness. It serves as a central access point for housing-related services.

St. Patrick Center [stpatrickcenter.org] Welcome Center
800 N. Tucker Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63101
314-802-0700
United Way 2-1-1 [mo211.myresourcedirectory.com] by calling 2-1-1
St. Louis Housing Help Line: (314) 802-5444
1520 Market Street, Room 4062
Monday-Friday
8am-5pm
STL Government Homeless Recourses at Website