St. Louis County (19 and younger) 314-628-2929 or 877-928-2929: text 4HLP to 31658
St. Louis City (18 and younger) 314-485-4635; text 2TALK to 31658
St. Charles County (19 and younger) 636-642-0642; text BSAFE to 31658
BHR Helpline: 844-985-8282 or text BHEARD to 31658
24-Hour Help Line: 636-946-3771
These helplines assist youth in crisis and help identify no-cost mental health services for youth.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Dial 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
MISSOURI'S SCHOOL VIOLENCE HOTLINE
Courage 2 Report
To report bullying, threats, weapons. Callers never have to leave their names. Website provides an online form and mobile app for confidential reporting.
NATIONAL RUNAWAY SAFELINE
Live chat available on website.
Serves as the national communication system and support for runaway and homeless youth.
CRISIS TEXT LINE
Text HOME to 741741
Crisis Text Line serves young people (and others) in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7, emotional support and information. A live, trained specialist receives the text and responds quickly. This page on their website provides additional resources.
ANNIE MALONE CHILDREN & FAMILY CENTER
2612 Annie Malone Drive 63113
Safe 24 hour environment designed with intervention measures to immediately alleviate crisis by providing emergency shelter, food, clothing, educational needs, conflict resolution, emergency medical attention and counseling referrals to prevent child abuse and neglect.
2414 Menard St. 63104
Earn a computer, fix up a bike to keep, write a book. Programs for kids.
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS
Headquarters: 501 N. Grand Blvd., Suite 100 63103
St. Charles: 28 Portwest Court, 63303
Enroll a child or volunteer.
BJC BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Administrative Offices, Referrals and Call Center
1430 Olive St., Suite 400 63103 314-206-3700
Crisis Response Line: 800-811-4760
Call Center: 314-747-7491
Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Call or check their website for other locations and more Behavioral Health services. Check website for locations throughout the metro area and Potosi, Farmington, and Ironton.
BLUEPRINT 4 CAREERS
A free website devoted to jobs, training and employment in this area, with a focus on youth. Lists of employment opportunities and more. Students learn to design and build projects using both hand and power tools; also silkscreen printing and other art related skills. 4th - 12th grade. Summer workshops.
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS of GREATER ST. LOUIS
2901 North Grand Blvd. 63107
Many programs, including summer camps and health.
BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE
8027 Elinor Avenue
Richmond Heights, Missouri 63117
Serves youth who want to go to college and create successful futures. Programs, including residential, to receive support on their journey to college and beyond. Academic resources, extracurricular opportunities, and mentor relationships.
Building Futures Design & Build Workshops
2720 N. 13th St. 63106
www.buildingfuturesstl.org Workshop: 314-241-7222
Educational hands-on workshops and programs for youth in grades 4 - 12. Free Saturday workshops, in-school curriculum, after school projects and summer camp.
CAP4KIDS (Children’s Advocacy Project)
For healthcare providers, social workers, child advocates and parents and teens to find reliable, up-to-date information on community resources, including employment, medical and mental health providers and housing.
CENTER FOR YOUTH ON THE RISE
12075 Bellefontaine Rd. Spanish Lake 63138
Ages 12 to 19. A variety of activities and services. Life skills workshops, counseling services, educational support, employment preparation, legal assistance.
CHADS COALITION (for Mental Health)
4121 Union Road, Suite 224
Mailing address: PO Box 510528 63151
Family Support Line: 314-952-8274 (Weekdays 9am-5:30pm)
CHADS offers a variety of suicide and bullying prevention programs, including SOS/Signs of Suicide. Visit their website for Community Awareness and Family Support resources for students, educators and parents. The organization was formed after a local couple lost their son to suicide in 2004.
110 North Jefferson 63103
Provides middle and high school students and their families with early information and resources on how to plan, prepare, pay for and pursue a college education.
COMMUNITY WOMEN AGAINST HARDSHIP
3963 West Belle Place 63112
Many anti-poverty family and youth based programs. Clients accepted by referral. Open Monday-Thursday, 9am-6pm.
2727 North Kingshighway 63113
24/7 crisis services and housing. Access to shelter, food, clothing, blankets, showers, laundry facilities, information, referrals, and crisis intervention.
Facility for girls between the ages of 13-17 years old who have experienced sexual trafficking or exploitation in the U.S. Counseling, therapy, housing, education.
626 Cepi Dr. Chesterfield, MO 63005
A drug and alcohol rehab center providing a treatment program for adolescents and teens. Locations in St. Louis County, Kansas City, and Columbia. Programs include Individual Counseling, Intensive Outpatient Counseling (I.O.P.), an 8-week aftercare program for those who complete IOP.
DEAF INC. (Deaf Empowerment Awareness Foundation, Inc.)
25 East Frisco Ave. Webster Groves 63119
Interpreting Services Voice: 314-968-8868
Toll Free: 888-898-3323
Interpreting, advocacy, support groups and more. Some services are free. They provide assistance to parents and children, including counseling and classes.
ST. LOUIS DIAPER BANK
6141 Etzel Ave, St. Louis, MO 63133
Free diapers and period supplies are available from most city and county libraries every day. Check their website for exact locations. CLICK HERE for a list of Emergency Locations where supplies may be picked up.
EPWORTH'S FOOD PANTRY - MUST HAVE CAR
7500 Natural Bridge Rd. Normandy, MO 63121
No zip code restrictions and no application process-just pull-up. Third Saturday of each month from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Items are provided on a first-come, first-served basis until supplies run out. Website lists dates.
Epworth requests that all clients remain in their cars and allow Epworth team members to place items in their cars.
EPWORTH’S YOUTH DROP-IN CENTER
7520 Natural Bridge Rd. Normandy, MO 63121
Ages 11-20 that are at risk of homelessness or are homeless. By appointment Monday-Friday 9:30am-5pm.
Mon-Thur 12pm-5pm Friday 1pm-5pm and some evenings. Laundry and shower facilities; safer sex kits and life skills classes, nutrition, clothing and hygiene items; computer work stations; access to community resources such as healthcare, legal aid, and birth certificate and ID voucher assistance; recreational activities, and support for LGBTQ youth and allies with monthly support group(s). Youth ages 21 to 24 can access intensive case management by appointment or when in crisis. Case Managers are available to assist with locating shelter and referrals for housing.
EPWORTH UNIVERSITY CITY Transitional Living Program
6808 Washington Avenue 63130; multiple locations
314-885-1305 call or text
LOCKER PROGRAM: Storage space provided for youth ages 18-25 experiencing homelessness. Required to maintain regular contact with FaithWalk and be working toward self-identified goals.
FAMILY AND WORKFORCE CENTERS OF AMERICA:
YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES CENTER
26 North Oaks Plaza, Ste. B, St. Louis, MO 63121
Open to the community M-F 8am-4pm.
READY4LIFE skill-based training providing internships, employment opportunities, healthy relationship and job-readiness skills. GED opportunities. Must be 14-24 years old.
Employment/Job Training: Work-readiness and healthy relationship skills, job training, trade or skill certification, GED opportunity, and employment placement. Missouri Workforce Assistance. All ages are welcome.
FREEDOM ARTS ACADEMY
826 N. Union Blvd. 63108
And other locations. Check their website for more information. Over 50 Art and
cademic Interactive Workshops for students of all ages and backgrounds.
GUARDIAN ANGEL SETTLEMENT ASSOCIATION
Child Development Center
1127 N. Vandeventer Ave, St. Louis, MO 63113
Programs for children from birth to six years of age. Cost is based on a family’s ability to pay. Licensed and accredited, and a partner of Head Start and Early Head Start.
GOOD SHEPHERD CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
1340 Partridge Avenue 63130
Programs for pregnant or parenting youth, 12-20. Also individual therapy, life skills, educational support.
330 North Gore Avenue 63119
And locations throughout Missouri
Individual and family counseling, crisis support, mental health services, learning challenges, and more. Website shows locations throughout the state.
HARAMBEE YOUTH TRAINING
1142 Hodiamont Ave, St. Louis, MO 63112
Harambee Phone: 314-726-4988 ext. 245
Job training and skill development in construction trades with a concentration on tuckpointing. For ages 12 - 18. After school and summer programs available.
Support for GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER (GLBT) YOUTH
GLBT National Youth Talk 800-246-7743
GET HELP NOW
Text "HOME" to 741-741 or call 9-8-8
A national nonprofit that works to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for teens and young adults. Many resources on their website.
JEWISH FAMILY AND CHILDREN SERVICES
10950 Schuetz Rd. 63146
Counseling and prevention programs. Assist the elderly, protect children at risk, provide food and services for the needy, resolve family problems. Services regardless of age, race, religion, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.
KIDS IN THE MIDDLE
2650 S. Hanley Rd., Suite 150
St. Louis, MO 63144
Comprehensive counseling services for separated or divorced families. Programs before, during and after divorce. Provides education and support for children and families in the middle of divorce, as well as court-mandated co-parenting classes.
KIDS UNDER TWENTY ONE (KUTO)
2718 S. Brentwood Blvd. 63144
KUTO Crisis Helpline: 314-644-5886 Toll Free: 888-644-5886 Office: 314-963-7571
Provides crisis prevention, suicide intervention. Staffed by trained youth volunteers serving youth under 21 Sunday-Thursday: 4:00pm-10:00pm.Friday and Saturday: 4:00pm-midnight.
Call for Help (Metro East-Illinois) 618-397-0963 24-hour crisis intervention and emergency mental health services.
LIFESTANCE HEALTH (formerly Advent Behavioral Health and Alternative Behavioral Care)
816 S. Kirkwood Road, Suite 105, St. Louis, MO 63122
Children, adolescent and adult mental health and substance abuse programs that include medication assisted therapy, as well as individual and group approaches. For opiate recovery and Suboxone assessments. Private pay and payment plans.
1321 South 11th St. 63104
Services include Early Childhood Center, Literacy-focused After School and Summer Camp programs, and Kingdom Academy for teens. Life skills, job readiness, emotional support.
LUTHERAN FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES OF MISSOURI
Several locations, check website or call.
866-326-5327 for pregnant women considering adoption.
Pregnant and parenting teens, Nurturing Kids program, respite care services, individual, family and group counseling.
2705 Mullanphy Lane Florissant 63031
Transitional housing and crisis care for children who are in need of emergency care due to homelessness, potential abuse/neglect, parental stress, family illness, incarceration of a parent/guardian, etc.
MATHEWS-DICKEY BOYS' AND GIRLS' CLUBS
4245 North Kingshighway Blvd. 63115
Programs include arts, education enrichment, gardening, leadership development, sports, summer camp.
MOTHER’S WAY CAREER COUNSELING
4134 Seven Hills Dr, Florissant, MO 63033
Housing, child care and services for youth transitioning from foster care and other situations. Also, in-home care funded by Medicaid.
OUR LITTLE HAVEN
PO Box 23010, 63156
Foster care, Keystone Mental Health, day treatment programs for very young children.
PARENT LINK WARM LINE
To call locally: 573-882-7323.
A resource for Missouri families and professionals serving families. For all parents and caregivers, including relative caregivers, foster and adoptive parents, military parents, as well as a range of providers working with families. Also, incarcerated parents and grandparents. Offices located in Columbia, MO.
PIANOS FOR PEOPLE
3138 Cherokee Street 63118
www.pianosforpeople.org 314-285 5852
First Baptist Church
333 North Florissant Rd
Ferguson MO 63135
Free pianos, music lessons, music camps, performances. Income based.
RESTORATION HOUSE (The Rock)
2912 Chippewa Street 63118
A drop-in center where young adults ages 18-25 have access to basic needs such as food, clothing, hygiene products, and other essentials; can wash their clothes; participate in life-skills classes; and be paired with a mentor. Located inside historic Melvin Theatre.
ROOM AT THE INN YOUTH HELPLINE
3415 Bridgeland Dr, Bridgeton, MO 63044
Text: 4HLP to 31658
6825 Clayton Avenue, Suite 100 63139
Interest free loans and grants available, plus guidance and assistance in applying for financial aid and other supportive services connected with higher education starting at the high school level.
5888 Plymouth Ave. 63112
After-school programs and tutoring.
ST LOUIS ARTWORKS
5959 Delmar Boulevard 63112
In-depth art instruction, employment training, and life skills focused on personal health, fiscal literacy, and environmental stewardship. In all programs, teens earn a stipend, are required to have a bank account, and attend financial literacy training.
7701 Forsyth Blvd. 63105
Employment and training initiative for high school students and beyond in the fields of tech, health care, manufacturing and the trades. High paying entry-level jobs without a college degree. Partnering with regional employers.
ST. LOUIS YOUTHBUILD
93 North Oaks Plaza 63121
www.youthbuild.org (national organization) 314-261-0202
YouthBuild St Louis Americorps is an alternative education, construction training, employment, pre-apprenticeship, and leadership development program serving low-income St Louis youth ages 18-24.
ST. LOUIS YOUTH JOBS
4818 Washington Blvd, Suite 106 63108
STL Youth Jobs trains youth to be ready for high growth jobs through individualized career assessment, financial literacy and job readiness training, employment experience. Works with partner corporations to provide training and future employment. Check their website for targeted neighborhoods and to apply.
ST. VINCENT HOME FOR CHILDREN
7401 Florissant Rd. 63121
Support, security and professional treatment for troubled children and their families through an integrated program of services. Residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment programs for youth struggling with drug and/or alcohol addiction. Individual and group therapy includes craving-management skills, relapse prevention, 12-step education and family involvement.
STATE OF MISSOURI: DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES
Child Abuse or Neglect
The Division of Youth Services (DYS) is the state agency charged with the care and treatment of youth committed to its custody by one of the 45 Missouri juvenile courts.Children's/Adolescent Residential Treatment Facilities.
THE SPOT (for ages 13-24)
4169 Laclede Ave. 63108
A drop-in center open Monday-Friday afternoons. Computers, laundry, showers, medical, testing, and more.
STD TESTING AND TREATMENT SITES: CLICK HERE
THOMAS DUNN'S DROP-IN CENTER
3113 Gasconade 63118
For ages 13-22. The Place is open Tuesday through Thursday from 3 pm to 6 pm. Computer lab, billiards, Playstation 4, a foosball table, art station and more. Parental permission required for anyone under 18.
A Safe Place Location.
THE TREVOR PROJECT
www.thetrevorproject.org 866-488-7386 (24/7)
National organization providing crisis intervention, resources and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13-24.
YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER (YES)
6816 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63130
24/7 Helpline: 314-727-6294 or 800-899-5437
Provides food, therapeutic services, transitional housing to youth experiencing homelessness or family crisis.
YOUTH AND FAMILY CENTER
818 Cass Ave 63106
Youth programs, summer camp, Jazzy Seniors Nutrition and family support services to residents of North St. Louis. Food pantry on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-2 every week.
YOUTH CENTRIX THERAPY
1 Oak Drive #203 Maryville, IL 62062
Provides trauma-responsive psychiatric occupational therapy to help children, youth, and young adults. Also work with mature adults with psychosocial, cognitive, and/or mental health needs.
YOUTH IN NEED
1815 Boone's Lick Road, St. Charles, MO 63301
Office Phone: 636-946-5600
In St. Louis City, call Youth In Need's 24-Hour Help Line at 636-946-3771.
Based in St. Charles, with outreach programs in St. Louis City. Many resources and programs listed on their website, including HEAD START. Street Outreach, Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing available.
YOUTH IN NEED TEEN PARENT PROGRAM
1815 Boone's Lick Road, St. Charles, MO 63301
Weekly teen parent support groups, individual counseling, nurse on staff for checkups and birthing classes. Baby care items for all youth that enroll in the program. Services are free of charge.