Empowering Children and Teens in the Greater St. Louis Region
Variety St. Louis serves children and teens with disabilities under the age of 21, and their families, living in the 30 Missouri and Illinois counties surrounding St. Louis. Through various programs and services, we empower Variety Kids to establish independence, build confidence, improve socialization with family and friends, and learn new skills.
When you become a Variety Family, you join a network of children with disabilities and their loved ones from across the region. Even if you don’t need financial assistance right now, you can still apply to be a part of our family.
How Variety’s Programs Work
Variety Kids must be under the age of 21 and living in the Greater St. Louis region (the 30 counties we serve in Missouri and Illinois are shown in the map above).
Variety provides financial assistance with medical equipment and therapy services, but is unfortunately not able to help with evaluations, doctor fees, hospital fees, eyeglasses, TES units, diapers, food (for tube feedings), respirators or modifications to the home (inside or outside, i.e. lifts, ramps).
In addition, Variety provides enrichment programs to all children falling within these guidelines, regardless of financial need. These programs include Recreation (Adventure Camp and social groups) and Performing Arts (Variety Theatre, Variety Children’s Chorus, and Variety Dance).
Procedure for Enrichment Programs
1. If you do not need financial assistance at this time, you can apply to become a Variety Family and be notified of registrations for various free events, Camp, Performing Arts auditions, and more using this application.
2. Once approved, you will be added to the exclusive Variety Family email list and will receive notifications sent straight to your inbox.
3. During open registrations for programs such as Camp, Variety Theatre, and more, you do NOT need to fill out this application in addition to the application for that program, whether you are a new or an existing family.