COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Hotlines and Websites for Missouri, Illinois & National Contacts

 

www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
800-SUICIDE: 800-784-2433
24-Hour Local Help Line: 636-946-3771
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): 314-647-3677
ALIVE-Domestic Violence: 314-993-2777
Child Abuse and Neglect: 800-392-3738
Cocaine Anonymous (CA): 314-361-3500
Covenant House Youth Hotline: 800-999-9999
Crisis Nursery Emergency Care for Children: 314-768-3201
Elder Abuse: 800-392-0210
Epworth Street Outreach (YES): 314-727-6294
GED Hotline and Testing: 877-392-6433
​Homeless Hotline St. Louis Region 314-802-5444
Life Crisis Suicide Hotline: 314-647-4357
Metro St Louis Coalition for the Homeless: www.stlouishomeless.org
Narcotics Anonymous (NA): 314-830-3232
Poison Control www.missouripoisoncenter.org/ .  1-800-222-1222
Runaway Switchboard: 800-621-4000
Safe Connections-Domestic Violence: 314-531-2003
Women’s Safe House: 314-772-8952
Youth In Need Hotline: 636-946-3771
Unclaimed Property, Missouri: www.showmemoney.com

MID-EAST AREA AGENCY ON AGING RESOURCE CENTER
www.agingmissouri.org/ARC

CHILD ABUSE
To report suspected child abuse in Missouri or Illinois contact:
​Missouri Toll-Free: 800-392-3738
Local (toll): 573-751-3448
Illinois Toll-Free: 800-252-2873
Local (toll): 217-785-4020
Missouri Dept. of Social Services:
www.dss.mo.gov/

ELDER ABUSE HOTLINE
and to report abuse of people with disabilities:
1-800-392-0210

Missouri Dept. of Health and Senior Services
health.mo.gov/safety/abuse

2-1-1 (Operated by United Way 24/7)
www.211helps.org  Alt. Number: 800-427-4626
Counseling, education, employment, utility assistance, etc. Mainly referrals. Includes information on weather shelters.

FOR EMERGENCY SHELTER AND OTHER HOUSING PROGRAMS: 
Start the Intake Process in one of these three ways:
1.  St. Louis Regional HOUSING HELPLINE 314-802-5444 
Shelter Referral Agency
Call to start the Intake Process by phone.

2.  ST. PATRICK CENTER 
WELCOME CENTER 
800 North Tucker 63101 
www.stpatrickcenter.org 314-802-0700 Walk-in hours Monday-Friday from 8am-4:30pm No appointment necessary. Lunch every day from 12- 12:30

​3.  BIDDLE HOUSE OPPORTUNITIES CENTER 
1212 N 13th St. 63101 314-612-1675 
Overnight shelter for men, day services for women. 
Intake for housing services seven days a week 6:30am-7pm. No appointment necessary. 
Meals daily. Breakfast 7:00 am; Lunch 12-12:30; Dinner 5:00-5:30 pm. Showers, laundry, mail.
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ROOM AT THE INN YOUTH HELPLINE
314-628-2929 or 877-928-2929 Text: 4HLP to 31658

ST. LOUIS COUNTY HOMELESS HOTLINE
314-802-5444 or 866-802-7155 

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT HEALTH INSURANCE (Obamacare)
www.HealthCare.gov

AID TO VICTIMS OF CRIME
Hotline: 314-652-3623

AREA CODES AND ZIP CODES
https://www.allareacodes.com/
https://www.unitedstateszipcodes.org/

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH RESPONSE
www.bhrstl.org
24-hour Mental Health Crisis Line: 314-469-6644 or 800-811-4760

CALL FOR HELP, INC.
www.callforhelpinc.org 618-397-0968
Comprehensive crisis and other services in Metro East. The phone is only answered between 8:00 am-5:00 pm.

CITY OF ST. LOUIS OFFICIAL WEBSITE
www.stlouis-mo.gov/​

COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY OF ST. LOUIS COUNTY
2709 Woodson Road, Overland, MO 63114
www.caastlc.org 314-863-0015 
A Community Action Agency providing low-income people with emergency and crisis intervention services.
Housing assistance, veterans support, weatherization, GED, employment development, more.

COMMUNITY WOMEN AGAINST HARDSHIP
3963 West Belle Place 63112 
www.cwah.org  314-289-7523
Many anti-poverty family and youth based programs.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES 
www.ccstl.org 314-367-5500
Many programs and services.

CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT HOTLINES
800-392-3738 (inside MO) or 573-751-3448 (outside MO)

CHILD SUPPORT HOTLINE
www.dss.mo.gov/child-support   800-859-7999
Child Support provides a variety of services, from the establishment of paternity and child support orders to the enforcement and modification of child support orders.

CHURCH PANTRIES
Many churches offer hot meals and sandwiches, operate food pantries and provide other services through parishes located throughout the city. To find the location nearest you, call 2-1-1. www.211helps.org. And the St. Vincent de Paul locator can provide information about pantries.

COOL DOWN/HEAT UP ST. LOUIS
cooldownstlouis.org ​

COVER MISSOURI (The Health Insurance Marketplace)
www.covermissouri.org 800-318-2596
A project of the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) to promote quality, affordable health coverage for every Missourian. 

CRISIS TEXT LINE:  Text “GO” to 741-741
www.crisistextline.org/textline/
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. Nationwide.

DOLLAR HELP/UTILITY ASSISTANCE
www.dollarhelp.org
This website will take you to locations and phone numbers of agencies offering utility assistance.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
MISSOURI COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE
CLICK HERE for an extensive listing of resources for women who have been, (or are) victims of assault or domestic violence. A statewide network of community-based programs and individuals providing shelter, support and advocacy to battered women and their children.

CLICK TO EMPOWER
Financial and other resources.
www.clicktoempower.org

MAYO CLINIC.
www.mayoclinic.org
Domestic violence information and resources.

ENERGYCARE
www.energycare.org 314-773-5900
Energycare provides a variety of services for low-income seniors (60+), people living with chronic illnesses and disabilities, and families with children under five. 

GRACE HILL
The Grace Hill Settlement organization offers a wide variety of services and programs throughout the St. Louis area. You can get more information by going to their website at www.gracehill.org.

AFFINIA/GRACE HILL NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH CENTERS
For an appointment, call 314-814-8700. For more information, call the main number at 314-898-1700.

MISSOURI HOMELESS SHELTERS AND SOCIAL SERVICES
www.HomelessShelterDirectory.org

KANSAS CITY AREA HOMELESS SHELTERS, PANTRIES, TRANSITIONAL HOUSING AND LINKS TO RESOURCES
HOMELESS HOTLINE (KANSAS CITY AREA)
816-474-4599

GREATER KANSAS CITY COALITION TO END HOMELESSNESS
www.hscgkc.org/

HOUSING HELPLINE: 314-802-5444  (ST. LOUIS AREA)
This is an important phone number. Most (not all) of the shelters in town will tell you that you need to be referred by the Housing Hotline, so you can save yourself some time by calling the above number to start the process.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING
National Human Trafficking Resource Center:
www.traffickingresourcecenter.org 1-888-373-7888 Text BeFree (233733)

HUNGER HOTLINE
www.operationfoodsearch.org Operation Food Search: 314-726-5355 Ext. 3
This organization provides an automated list of food pantries by zip code. You'll be directed to put in your zip code, and they'll give a list of all of the pantries in your area. Have a pen and paper ready. They have more locations than we are able to list here.

ILLINOIS SHELTER HOTLINE
618-397-5730

MID-EAST AREA ON AGING
www.agingmissouri.org  636-207-0847 or 636-207-1323

MISSOURI HEALTH CARE MARKETPLACE
www.EnrollMissouri.org  24-Hour Hotline: 800-318-2596
Hotline handles consumer questions and starts the process. The EnrollMissouri website is a portal to the HealthCare.gov website.

NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR MENTAL HEALTH (NAMI)
Nation-wide Suicide Prevention
www.nami.org  HOTLINE number: 800-273-8255
The NAMI website provides resources and information about mental illness.

NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINES
800-799-SAFE (7233) or 800-787-3224

NATIONAL HOPELINE NETWORK
www.hopeline.com Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE
Offers hope and advice to those in deep emotional pain considering suicide.

NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT
800-656-HOPE (4673)

NEEDYMEDS.ORG
Drug card for those who qualify, plus many other sources of information and listing of statewide clinics
This link takes you to a page of free or low cost clinics throughout the state of Missouri

PARAQUAD
www.paraquad.org   314-289-4200
Advocacy and programs to provide independence for people with disabilities.

PARENT LINK WARM LINE
www.parentlink.missouri.edu 1-800-552-8522 En Español 1-888-460-0008 or submit a question online. 
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.

PEOPLE'S COMMUNITY ACTION CORPORATION
Several locations.
www.pcacstl.org/pcac
Many services, including food pantries, employment and training programs, computer labs and emergency assistance.

SAFE CONNECTIONS
24-hour abuse hotline: 314-531-2003
2165 Hampton Avenue  63139
314-646-7500 x101 | 24-Hour Crisis Helpline: 314-531-2003
www.safeconnections.org 
Safe Connections offers a domestic and sexual abuse 24-hour helpline, (not intended for child abuse cases), and
counseling and support groups for victims of domestic abuse, dating violence, sexual assault or rape. All these services are for ages 12 and up. Also, prevention education workshops and discussion groups for middle and high school students. 

ST. LOUIS COUNTY GOVERNMENT WEBSITE
www.stlouisco.com

ST. LOUIS COUNTY HOMELESS HOTLINE: 314-802-5444 or 866-802-7155 

ST. PATRICK CENTER
www.stpatrickcenter.org 314-802-0700 
Learn more about the many services offered in this one downtown location.

ST. LOUIS YOUTH CONNECTION
www.youthinneed.org
24 hour Help line: 314-628-2929 or 877-928-2929 Text: 4HLP to 31658 
Outreach, emergency housing, mental health and more.

SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE (Downtown)
717 N. 16th 63103
314-621-2704
For a location near you, visit: www.socialsecurityhop.com
A website for shelters and resources in out-state Missouri.

VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER
Jefferson Barracks Division
#1 Jefferson Barracks Dr. 63125
www.veteranscrisisline.net/
Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 Press 1. 
Text 838255 to get help now.

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 IN NEED:
If you are a youth in crisis, you can access help 24 hours a day.
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.

YWCA St. Louis Regional Sexual Assault Center
Hotline: 314-531-7273
Phone: 314-726-6665

Atara Estes does not provide direct help to those experiencing domestic violence. This site is not a hotline and is not staffed 24/7.

If you are in danger, please call 911. If you are in need of immediate response or local referrals, call a local hotline or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224. Click on the Community Resource tab for a list of referrals locally, regionally and nationally.

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