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THE RESOURCE CENTER

YOUTH SERVICES & SHELTERS

  

 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)
1-800-RUNAWAY


ANNIE MALONE CHILDREN & FAMILY CENTER
314-531-0120 or 2612
Parenting education, self-help, counseling and more.


COVENANT HOUSE MISSOURI
2727 North Kingshighway  63113
314-533-2241
Access to shelter, food, clothing, blankets, showers, laundry facilities, information, referrals, and crisis intervention.


MARYGROVE
2705 Mullanphy Ln. Florissant  63031
314-830-6201   
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.


ST. VINCENT HOME FOR CHILDREN
7401 Florissant Rd.  63121
314-261-6011
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.


YES
6816 Washington Ave   University City   63130
24/7 Helpline
314-727-6294    800-899-KIDS (5437)
Provides food, therapeutic services, housing to youth experiencing homelessness or family crisis.
​An Epworth program.


YOUTH IN NEED
636-946-5600  24-hour Crisis Hotline: 636-946-3771


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

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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

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National Human Trafficking Hotline

 

Human trafficking is a situation in which an individual is compelled to work or engage in commercial sex through the use of force, fraud or coercion. If the individual is under the age of 18 and engaging in commercial sex they are experiencing regardless if force, fraud, or coercion is also taking place.

If you believe you may have information about a  trafficking situation:

Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline toll-free hotline at 1-888-373-7888: Anti-Trafficking Hotline Advocates are available 24/7 to take reports of potential human trafficking. 

Text the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 233733.

Chat the National Human Trafficking Hotline via www.humantraffickinghotline.org/chat

Drop-in Centers

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CENTER FOR YOUTH ON THE RISE
12075 Bellefontaine Rd. Spanish Lake  63138   
www.stlouisco.com  314-355-2348
Ages 12 to 19. A variety of activities and services. Drop-in hours. Life skills workshops, counseling services, educational support, employment preparation, legal assistance.
 

 BRIDGE OF HOPE
4001 Cottage Ave.  63113
https://www.bridgeofhopestl.org/home 314-703-2458

Hang Out Room, Laundry Room, Showers: Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Clothing Room: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Breakfast and Conversation: We offer a free breakfast and conversation every Thursday Morning at 7:00 a.m.

Adult Education Classes: Mondays, 10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

 

DREAM CENTER
4324 Margaretta Ave.  63115
www.stldreamcenter.org   314-381-0700

Center is open for showers, necessities, coffee, pastries, lunch and haircuts. Showers, coffee and pastries on Sunday.
 

EPWORTH’S YOUTH DROP-IN CENTER
7520 Natural Bridge Rd. Normandy  63121
www.epworth.org   Office: 314-222-4877  Outreach: 314-952-8689
24-hour crisis Hotline: 314-727-6294 or 800-899-KIDS(5437)
Open Monday–Friday, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm. Staff will distribute hygiene kits, safe sex kits, and food as needed, as well as provide life skills and recreational activities. Also, emergency shelter, transitional housing programs, and street outreach to homeless youth.
 

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
24/7 Helpline   314-727-6294    800-899-KIDS (5437)
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.
 

PLACES FOR PEOPLE WELCOME CENTER
4130 Lindell Blvd.  63108
www.placesforpeople.org   314-615-2111
You can set up an appointment, but it is not mandatory.The Places for People Welcome Center has walk-in hours Monday-Friday 8-11:30. Walk-ins will meet with an intake clinician for screening, information and referrals.
 

PUBLIC LIBRARIES provide computers and computer labs that give immediate access to the internet. And you can get an e-mail address there.
 

RUSTIN'S PLACE DROP-IN CENTER
1114 North Sarah St.  63113
www.rustinsplace.org   314-553-9506
A program of Williams and Associates. Safe haven, free wi-fi, washers and dryers.  STD/ST testing, social activities, health education. PREP available, free pregnancy testing.
 

ST. LOUIS EMPOWERMENT CENTER
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
1908 Olive St.  63103
www.dbsaempowerment.org   314-652-6100 Friendship Line: 866-525-1442
A drop-in center for mental health and substance abuse recovery self-help meetings. Open 365 days a year 9:00am-3:00pm. Lunch daily. Many support groups, programs and employment classes.
 

THE SPOT for ages 13-24
4169 Laclede  63108
www.thespot.wustl.edu  314-535-0413
A drop-in center with computers, medical care,  testing, showers, laundry, and more. Open 1:00pm-5:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Closed the last Friday of the month.
 

WOMAN’S PLACE
www.womansplacestl.org
8300 Morganford 63123 (in the back of St. Mark Church) 314-645-4848
Monday-Friday 10:0 am-5:00pm.
4116 McClay  63304 St. Charles   636-373-7911
Monday-Thursday. Call for times.

Safe Place

A Safe Place

  

Here’s how Safe Place works: 

Step One – A young person enters a safe place and asks for help. 

Step Two – The site employee finds a comfortable place for the youth to wait while they call the licensed Safe Place agency.

Step Three – Within 30 minutes, a qualified Safe Place volunteer or agency staff member will arrive to talk with the youth and, if necessary, provide transportation to the agency.

Step Four – Once at the agency, counselors meet with the youth and provide support. Agency staff makes sure the youth and their families receive the help and professional services they need. 

Along with accessing Safe Place in person, youth may also TEXT 4 HELP to receive information about the closest Safe Place location and chat with a professional for more help. TXT 4 HELP is a nationwide, 24-hour text-for-support service for youth in crisis. 

When a young person uses TXT 4 HELP, they will text SAFE and their current location (address, city, state) to 4HELP (44357) for immediate help. 

Within seconds, a message including the closest Safe Place location and contact number for the local youth shelter will be delivered. Youth will then have the option to reply with “2chat” to immediately text with a professional for more help.  TXT 4 HELP is *free, quick, easy, safe, and confidential. *Message/data rates apply. *If there is not a Safe Place in your community, TXT 4 HELP will connect you to the closest youth service organization.

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