24/7 Youth Connection Helpline: 1(877) 928-2929 / 314-628-2929
24-Hour Help Line: 636-946-3771
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 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 serves as the national communication system and support for
runaway and homeless youth.
CRISIS TEXT LINE: Text START or GO 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.
ALTERNATIVE BEHAVIORAL CARE
255 Spencer Rd., Suite 101 St. Peters 63376
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.
ANNIE MALONE CHILDREN & FAMILY CENTER
2612 Annie Malone Drive 63113
www.anniemalone.com 314-531-0120 or 2612
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 314-361-5900
St. Charles: 1236 Jungermann Rd., Suite G St. Peters 63376 636-939-2227
Enroll a child or volunteer.
BJC BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Administrative Offices, Referrals and Call Center
1430 Olive St., Suite 400 63103 314-206-3700
www.bjcbehavioralhealth.org 314-729-4004 toll-free: 877-729-4004
After hours: 314-469-6644 or toll-free 800-811-4760
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. Launched in 2019 through a partnership with the Clark-Fox Family Foundation and the United Way of Greater St. Louis. 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.
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
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.
2727 North Kingshighway 63113
24/7 crisis services and housing. Access to shelter, food, clothing, blankets, showers, laundry facilities, information, referrals, and crisis intervention.
P O Box 12206 63157
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 63005
A drug and alcohol rehab center providing a treatment program for adolescents and teens. Locations in St. Louis, 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
Voice/Videophone: 314-714-6400 Fax: 314-266-7427
Interpreting Services Voice: 314-968-8868
Toll Free: 888-898-DEAF (3323)
Interpreting, advocacy, support groups and more. Some services are free. They provide assistance to parents and children, including counseling and classes.
DIAPER BANK EMERGENCY PROVIDERS
CLICK HERE for a list of emergency providers. For more information about the Diaper Bank and its referral process, including locations, visit: www.stldiaperbank.org
EPWORTH CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
110 N Elm Ave. Webster Groves, MO 63119
www.epworth.org 314-918-3301 314-961-5718
Comprehensive treatment programs, including residential, outreach, foster care case management, independent living options, and more. The FAMILY SUPPORT NETWORK offers free weekly, in-home family therapy to families parenting children 13 and younger (or under 18 if the child has a qualifying disability).
EPWORTH’S YOUTH DROP-IN CENTER/Street Outreach
7520 Natural Bridge Rd. Normandy 63121
www.epworth.org Office-314-222-4877 Outreach-314-952-8689
Ages 11-20 that are at risk of homelessness or are homeless.
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
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/MET CENTER
6347 Plymouth Ave 63133
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
Pilgrim Congregational Church, 826 Union Blvd. 63108
And other locations. Check their website for more information.
Over 50 Art and Academic Interactive Workshops for students of all ages and backgrounds.
GUARDIAN ANGEL SETTLEMENT ASSOCIATION
Child Development Center & Administration
1127 N. Vandeventer Ave. 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. 63112
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 "START" to 741-741
or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
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 SOUTH BRENTWOOD BOULEVARD 2718 S. Brentwood Blvd. 63144
KUTO Crisis Helpline: 314-644-5886 Toll Free: 888-644-5886
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.
Formerly Kingdom House
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 location, check website or call.
www.lfcsmo.org. 314-258-6169 or 314-787-5100
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' CLUB
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.
NATIONAL RUNAWAY SAFELINE
OUR LITTLE ACADEMY THERAPEUTIC PRESCHOOL
4326 Lindell Blvd 63108
Full time, year round Day Treatment Program for toddlers ages 3-6 year old who have a mental/behavioral health diagnosis. Long-term, comprehensive services, including individual and group psychotherapy, parent counseling, psychiatric medication management, speech and occupational therapy on-site, until the child is prepared to transition to an educational placement.
PARENT LINK WARM LINE
www.parentlink.missouri.edu 800-552-8522 or submit a question online.
En Español 888-460-0008. To call locally: 573-882-7321.
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 314-285 5852
First Baptist Church
333 North Florissant Rd
Ferguson MO 63135
Free pianos, music lessons, music camps, performances. Income based.
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.
ST. LOUIS COUNTY YOUTH CONNECTION HELPLINE
314-628-2929 or 877-928-2929 Text: 4HLP to 31658
ST. LOUIS KIDS EXPO
Resources, services, products, hospitality and entertainment events, expos, and mobile
giveaways. Check their website for dates and locations.
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
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
111 North 7th St., Room 331 63101
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––THE PLACE
MARQUETTE RECREATION CENTER, SECOND FLOOR
4015 Minnesota Ave. 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)
110 N. Elm St. Webster Groves 63119
314-727-6294 800-899-KIDS (5437)
Provides food, therapeutic services, transitional housing to youth experiencing homelessness or family crisis.
YOUTH CONNECTION HELPLINES
St. Louis County (19 and younger) 314-628-2929: 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
Franklin County (19 and younger) 844846-2501; text 4CARE to 31658
These helplines assist youth in crisis and help identify no-cost mental health services for youth.
YOUTH AND FAMILY CENTER
818 Cass Ave 63106
Youth programs, summer camp, Jazzy Seniors Nutrition, Sickle Cell Disease Awareness, and family support services to residents of North St. Louis.
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
www.youthinneed.org 636-946-5600 24-hour Crisis Hotline: 636-946-3771
1815 Boone's Lick Road | St. Charles, Missouri | 63301
24-Hour Help Line: 636-946-3771 | Central Office: 636-946-5600
In St. Louis County, call the St. Louis County Youth Connection Helpline at 314-628-2929.
In St. Charles County, call the St. Charles County Youth Connection Helpline at 636-642-0642.
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
Youth In Need’s Burkemper Family Counseling Center
516 Jefferson | 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.
YOUTH IN NEED www.youthinneed.org 636-946-5600 Crisis Hotline 24/7: 636-946-3771
Shelter, Transitional Living, and Counseling services for youth and families (St. Louis & St. Charles Counties); Safe Place and Outreach (St. Louis City);
Head Start and Early Head Start services (St. Louis City and County, St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren and Montgomery Counties); Foster Care (St. Louis region)