Year-Round Impact

The St. Louis summer heat once again proved dangerous for many low-income seniors, people with disabilities and chronic health problems. The global pandemic severely impacted every American, but maybe none more than older people. COVID-19 has also placed a high-intensity spotlight on the effects of patterns in St. Louis where minorities, seniors and low-income families live in neighborhoods where health disparities affect the quality and length of peoples’ lives.


Even with a delayed start to the season while we developed COVID-19 protocols to keep staff and clients safe, EnergyCare experienced very high demand and finished very successful summer.


The consequences of the crisis complicated our clients’ lives even more as they ran out of resources. Many other nonprofits in the community have depleted their resources or are unable to function during the crisis.


We deeply appreciate your support, as we switch gears to begin Fall and Winter services to help similar families stay warm this winter inside their own homes.


  • We surpassed our goal of 250 A/C installs

  • More (many intergenerational) families were able to feel safe from the dangerous heat

  • EnergyCare installed A/Cs in these areas: 50% in north city, 35% south city, 15% county

  • 66.6% Female – 33.3% Male

  • 99% of clients were able to stay

  • Clients rate services at 4.92/5 • 24% have previously been homeless and 53% were struggling with housing costs

  • Average income was 71% below federal poverty line 20% can’t afford their medications and 55% are food insecure safely cool

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Volunteers can help with weatherization of our client homes, preparation of Weatherization kits and direct mailer and lead Weatherization groups. 


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We install home weatherization materials, setup portable heaters and electric blankets, or simply give out standard blankets for immediate warmth. For the heat we install window air conditioners.