Helping Others

Blessed to Give: Call for Help Inc.

Blessed to Give

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Call for Help Inc.

Call for Help Inc. in East St. Louis is a social service agency that offers programs to help people in crisis, including transitional housing for people who are homeless, a recovery support center for people who have mental illnesses and a rape crisis center for victims of sexual assault.

How to help

People can volunteer to share their talents with clients or to help with crisis response.

The agency also accepts monetary donations. Other items that Call for Help Inc. needs are listed online at, which is regularly updated.

Contact information

For more information or to schedule a drop off or pick up, call Director of Development and Communication Melissa Tutterow at 618-397-0968 ext 124 or email her at

Visit the agency’s website at