Get Help for Your Child with a Disability

How to Apply Today

If you live in the St. Louis area and have a child with a medically diagnosed physical or developmental disability, we want to help you!

We serve children and teens with special needs under the age of 21, and their families, living in the 30 counties (see the map below) in Missouri and Illinois surrounding St. Louis. Through various programs and services, we make the impossible, possible for Variety Kids by empowering them to establish independence, build confidence, improve socialization and learn new skills.

Our programs and services can be broken into two categories – those that require demonstration of financial need and others that do not. Find the direct links to our applications and instructions on how to apply now below. 

  1. Program Application – This application is for Variety’s general programs. After this application is accepted, you will be added to our exclusive Variety Family email list and will receive notifications of free family events and outings, registrations for our programs such as Adventure Camp and Performing Arts and more. Click here for more information and reach out to Robin Diehl via email with any questions or to submit your application via email.
  2. Financial Application – This application is for those seeking financial assistance with durable medical equipment or therapy services. To be accepted, you must demonstrate a level of financial need. Click here for more details and reach out to Misty Burton via email with questions about medical equipment and Carolyn Smith-Wooten via email for questions about therapy.

Variety is on a mission to help children with disabilities fulfill their potential by providing access to vital medical equipment, therapy and innovative programs. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for help!

Either application can be emailed to the appropriate contact via email (listed above), faxed to 314-731-6866 or mailed to:

Variety the Children's Charity
Attn: Applications
11840 Westline Industrial Dr.
STE 220

St Louis, MO 63146