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Amazing St. Louis Community Organizations
Focusing on Giving Back

START - a program of Welcome Neighbor STL

St. Louis Teens Aid Refugees Today

START’s mission is to aid refugees in the St. Louis area through donations, craft sales, and fundraising events. 100% of the funds we receive go towards aiding local families in St. Louis who are struggling to rebuild their lives. All they need is a chance. Thank you for your support!

START Inc is a non-profit charity organization founded by two St Louis teens – Adam Saleh and Luke Braby to benefit refugees living in the St Louis area. Together we can make a difference for those in need.



Providing a Foundation for Immigrant Families

HumanKIND STL is a non-profit organization that started in April of 2022 by a group of St. Louis natives who saw an immediate need in our community and took action. It began as a result of the needs of the 500 people that arrived from Afghanistan to the city of St. Louis after the evacuation in Kabul in August of 2021. These families arrived with nothing but a backpack full of limited belongings and their paperwork.

Our Mission is to provide a foundation for immigrant families through comprehensive, personal and compassionate support to ensure their long term success.

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If you are interested in a career working in a restaurant, catering, or other occupations handling food, it is essential to learning the proper techniques and requirements in a commercial kitchen. 

ServSafe Food Handlers Training and Managers certification is only the beginning of what a Katkin education delivers. Their instructors actively engage participants throughout the duration of each class with interactive demonstrations and opportunities to ask questions and get answers. Welcome Neighbor STL is proud to have partnered with Katkin to be able to offer classes that are translated into Arabic. 

Bilingual International

Bilingual International

Their mission is to ensure equal access to healthcare, mental health, and social services for all, regardless of national origin or language ability, through the advocacy, education, and direct multilingual services that they provide.

Bilingual International Assistant Services is a not-for-profit 501 (C) (3) organization established in May, 2002 by stateless refugee women. Bilingual International was founded as a response to the unmet needs of foreign-born seniors who had limited ability in the English language, were unable to navigate the intricate system of care, and often voiced fear over their future and livelihood.

House of Goods

Noticing a dire need in the community and city, two police chaplains and members of the Islamic Foundation of Saint Louis got together and started a non-profit organization called Baitulmal, which translates to House of Good or Wealth. The basic premise was to collect items that would then be given to any person in need who walked through the door, free. Yes, free. If you have items to donate, please consider contacting House of Goods.

Oasis International

Oasis International

The mission of Oasis is to love and care for those who seek refuge from a war torn country.

Oasis welcomes refugees from many nations to the United States who have experienced war in their home country. Oasis International helps refugees settle in St. Louis with furniture, household items, and clothes. English, citizenship, and computer classes are also made available to them. If you have items to donate, please consider Oasis International.

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