Legal Assistance / Estate Planning

  • Danna McKitrick, P.C. Attorneys at Law 314-726-1000
    7701 Forysth Blvd., Suite 800, St. Louis, MO 63105

    Estate planning and guardianships for families who have family members with disabilities.

  • Hockensmith McKinnis Hamill, P.C. 314-965-2255
    12801Flushing Meadows Dr. Suite 101, St. Louis, MO  63131

    Guardianship and Special Needs Planning

  • Team Gentry at MassMutual Heartland 314-548-4825
    635 Maryville Center Drive Suite 200 St. Louis , MO 63141

    Team Gentry at MassMutual Heartland helps you to take steps to provide lifetime quality care that your dependent with special needs requires.

  • Missouri Protection & Advocacy Services (MOPAS or MO P&A)
    Intake / Jefferson City 800-392-8667
    MO Relay (TDD) 800-735-2966
    925 South Country Club Dr.
    Jefferson City MO 65109

    Advocacy assistance when either human or legal rights are violated for all ages and all developmental disabilities in all Missouri counties.


  • NextStep For Life 636-282-1414 or 636-933-3764
    636-282-4400 or 636-933-0244
    P.O. Box 97, Mapaville, MO 63065

    Employment Services Office: 636-282-4477 or 636-933-4900

    Family Support/Leisure Office: 636-282-1414 or 636-933-3764

    NextStep for Life provides a variety of services to individuals in Jefferson County who have a developmental disability. They provide residential services; adult day services in both individual and group settings; a MyCare respite voucher program;
    Support Broker services; and Leisure Services.

    KidStart (NextStep for Life) lending library program for young children who have or who are at risk of having a disability in Jefferson County. Parents, therapists, service coordinators, or special instructors can apply to be a member.

    The Family Support office offers family workshops on a variety of topics during the year. Topics can include guardianship, estate planning, LifeCourse tools, and other options during March for Developmental Disability Awareness Month, April for Autism Awareness Month, and November for Family Caregivers Awareness Month.

    NextStep Employment Services assist adults with disabilities in obtaining and maintaining meaningful employment as well as the transition from school to work.

    For information about
    St. Louis Family Support and Respite Coalition please contact:

    Linda Wolf
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    Jenny Zweigart
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  • Options for Justice 314-721-6161
    200 S. Hanley Rd., Ste. 207, St. Louis, MO 63105

    Options for Justice is a nonprofit organization serving individuals with developmental disabilities in St. Louis City who are at risk to become or who are involved with the criminal justice system.

    The agency is dedicated to educating the community, members of the justice system, service providers, and individuals with developmental disabilities by advocating on behalf of this type of offender. This organization also develops appropriate and effective alternatives for an offender with developmental disabilities within the justice system, from the initial point of system entry through sentencing, probation, parole, and release.

  • Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. 314-231-3332
    600 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63101

    Special Needs Planning