Get Help

If you are in Emotional Distress, including thoughts of hurting yourself, please dial 9-1-1, the number for the local suicide hotline 1-800-273-8255, or go to the nearest Emergency Room.  If you would like to speak to a professional about issues that you may be going through, please see a list of agencies below.

Hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
1-800-273-8255

National Runaway Crisis Hotline
24 hour confidential crisis hotline for youth who are runaways or considering running away and their families.
1-800-RUNAWAY
www.nrscrisisline.org

Youth Emergency Service (YES) Hotline – Epworth
The Youth Emergency Service Program is Epworth’s crisis care program and emergency shelter. Short-term housing and therapeutic support are provided for young people who need an immediate safe place to live because of abuse, neglect, homelessness or family conflict. YES is open 24/7 year around and can be reached through an emergency Helpline 24 hours daily, 365 days a year, to assist families and teens in crisis.
110 N. Elm Ave.,
St. Louis, MO 63119
24-Hour YES Helpline: (314) 727-6294 or 1-800-899-KIDS
www.epworth.org

National Human Trafficking Resource Center
24/7 Hotline: 888-373-7888
24/7 Text Line: 233-733 or 202-657-4006

National Domestic Violence Hotline
24/7 Hotline: 800-799-7233 or 800-787-3224
Click HERE for a confidential live chat

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
24/7 Hotline: 800-656-4673
Click HERE for a confidential live chat

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
24/7 Hotline: 800-843-5678

Emergency Shelters

Youth Emergency Service (YES) Hotline – Epworth
The Youth Emergency Service Program is Epworth’s crisis care program and emergency shelter. Short-term housing and therapeutic support are provided for young people who need an immediate safe place to live because of abuse, neglect, homelessness or family conflict. YES is open 24/7 year around and can be reached through an emergency Helpline 24 hours daily, 365 days a year, to assist families and teens in crisis.
110 N. Elm Ave.,
St. Louis, MO 63119
24-Hour YES Helpline: (314) 727-6294 or 1-800-899-KIDS
www.epworth.org

Youth In Need
Emergency shelter for youth ages 10-18. Transitional Living for youth ages 16-21. Youthworks program: GED classes, life skills education, counseling and job placement for ages 16-21. More than 25 locations throughout St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren and Montgomery Counties and St. Louis City in eastern Missouri.
• Headquarters:
Youth In Need Center
1815 Boone’s Lick Road
St. Charles, MO 63301
Central Office Phone: (636) 946-5600
St. Louis County Help Line: (314) 628-2929 or 1-877-928-2929
St. Louis City 24-Hour Help Line: (636) 946-5600
www.youthinneed.org

Sex, Pregnancies, and STD testing

Birthright St. Louis
Health organization that provides sex education programs to youth and their parents and a wide range of primary health care services.
Phone: 314-962-5300
www.birthrightstl.org

Thrive St. Louis
Organization that provides pregnancy tests, ultrasounds to confirm pregnancy, STD testing, sex education programs to youth and their parents and a wide range of primary health care services.
Phone: 314-783-0478
www.thrivestlouis.org

Relationship Support

Stop Bullying Now

Website with extensive resources and handouts on bullying for kids, adults, health care providers, and educators.
www.stopbullying.gov

Prevention Groups

RAVEN – Youth WAV
WAV provides violence prevention groups for youth aged 12-17. Youth WAV serves teens who are at risk for committing violence due to a history of witnessing violence, previous violent acting out or, living in a violent culture.
3960 Lindell Blvd. Suite 110
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: (314) 289-8000 ext. 502
www.ravenstl.org

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Adolescent Center
Provides care for patients, ages 12-21, and serves as a resource for health care professionals with questions or other needs related to adolescent health care.
Appointments: (314) 454-KIDS or 1-800-678-KIDS
www.stlouischildrens.org

St. Louis County Youth Programs
County Youth Programs plans, develops, and provides service for children and youth.
The Dropout Initiative has a multi-component program called Doors to Success which serves ages 16 to 24 in areas where the rate of high school dropout is high.
The Summer Food Service Program for Children provides nutritious meals at community sites.
The Outstanding Student Leadership Program involves high schools in recognizing seniors considered leaders.
Phone: (314) 615-4429
ww5.stlouisco.com/dhs/CYP.html