Frequently Asked Questions

What is CWAH?

CWAH is a volunteer based, non-profit organization. Our mission to provide evidence-based programs and services to enable low-to-moderate income families struggling with poverty to become more self-sufficient.

How long has CWAH been around?

CWAH has been empowering and serving the community since 1988.

Where are you located?

CWAH is located at 3963 West Belle Place, which is located between N. Vandeventer Ave. & Sarah Ave. (North & Southbound) and in between Enright Ave and Windsor Pl. (West & Eastbound).

When are you open?

We are open Monday – Thursday 9:00 am-6pm. Closed on Fridays. Open on Saturday for scheduled classes.

What programs do you offer?

We offer various educational & developmental programs and workshops to parents living in the city of St. Louis. Classes are free. CWAH also offers various educational and developmental classes to youth (5th-12th grade). CWAH also offers various workshops throughout the year to families. Please visit the Programs page for more information.

What services do you offer?

We offer low-to-moderate income families a scheduled visit to our food pantry, clothing boutique, or warehouse for household items (based on eligibility). To learn about the referral process, please visit the Services page for more information.

How do I become eligible to receive services?

To become eligible to receive services you must consistently attend and participate in the programs/workshops offered at the CWAH Family Support Center.

Do you pick-up donations?

No, we do not pick up small items and clothing. However, we do pick up large pieces of furniture and appliances.(must submit a picture to (

How can I donate clothing to your organization?

Please call first. If you have clothing that is in new or gently used in good condition (Must Be Cleaned) to donate, please call CWAH first to set-up a time to drop off the clothing. We accept women's clothing, children's clothing, and clothing for teenagers (both girls & boys).*** Due to Covid we may not take certain items.*** 

How do I donate furniture or large appliances?

Please call first.Will be required to send a picture of the item.  You must call CWAH first to have your donated items picked-up by CWAH volunteers. Your location and items to be donated will determine if CWAH can do a pick-up. If you wish to drop them off yourself, you still must call CWAH first, to schedule a day and time.

How can I become a volunteer?

Please visit our "Volunteer" page for more information.

Where can I find the form for volunteering, donations, etc.?

Visit our "Forms" page to access all the forms, or look under the tab relevant to the form to access it.

For any other questions, please call us at 314-289-7523 or email