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St. Louis, Missouri

Youth Shelters:

Mary Grove

  • 2705 Mullanphy Lane, Florissant, MO 63031

  • Phone: (314) 830-6201

  • Offers crisis, transitional living programs (TLP), and independent living programs (ILP). TLP and ILP programs are offered for 17 through 21-year-old youth who are struggling with mental health issues, trauma, or other life adversities.  


Covenant House

  • 2727 N Kingshighway Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63113

  • Phone: (314) 533-2241

  • Open intake offered for both crisis and transitional living program to youth ages 16-21 years old. Provides them with immediacy, sanctuary, communicating values, structure, and choices. Programming includes services for mental health, education, employment, and life skills.



  • 6816 Washington Ave. University City, MO 63130

  • Phone: (314) 727-6294

  • Offers transitional and independent living programs for young adults and provides them with assistance with their daily tasks. Offers a youth emergency shelter (YES) that provides food, housing, and therapeutic services to 6 males and 6 females ages 11 to 19 years old. Program accepts pregnant teens up to 26 weeks pregnant. Provides individual, group, and family therapy.


Youth In Need

  • 1815 Boone's Lick Road St. Charles, Missouri 63301

  • Phone: (636) 946-3771

  • Offers both emergency shelter and transitional living program. Emergency shelter provides as 12 bed shelter for both male and female youth ages 10 through 19 years old. They meet the basic needs of housing, food and safety while providing counseling and other support services to help youth re-unite with their families, when appropriate, or find an alternative living situation. Transitional living program is for 10 youth ages 16 through 21 years old. Also accommodates up to two pregnant teens or two teens with children up to the age of 3 years old.


St. Vincent Home for Children

  • 7401 Florissant Road St. Louis, MO 63121

  • Phone: (314) 261-6011

  • Offer a residential treatment for 10 through 19 years old aged youth. Has a youth substance abuse treatment program for 10 through 19 years old youth. Provides transitioning services for teens that are emancipating and moving towards adulthood.  


Good Shepherd (Maternity Care)

  • 1340 Partridge Avenue St. Louis, MO 63130

  • Phone: (314) 854-5700

  • The Maternity Care Shelter provides shelter, support, and treatment for pregnant and/or parenting teens and their children who have nowhere to go. They serve young women aged 12-21 years old. Provides daily groups that range from parenting classes, life skills classes, and psychotherapy groups.


Every Child’s Hope

  • 8240 St. Charles Rock Road St. Louis, MO 63114

  • Phone: (314) 427-3755

  • Residential program offered to 55 youth that are between the ages of 6 to 18 years old and have experienced trauma, abuse, or neglect. Often times, it is for youth who have run away for numerous reasons. St. Louis Steppingstone program is a transitional living program for people ages 16-21 that is based on positive youth development strategies and provides housing, employment services, education counseling, life skills training, and permanency planning.


St. Louis Crisis Nursery

  • Various locations; call the phone number listed to find closest to you.

  • Phone: (314) 768-3201

  • Offers emergency shelter for children from birth through 12 years old. Variety of reasons children may come in include lack of utilities, food, shelter, domestic violence, emergency situations, parental or sibling death, and overwhelming parent stress. The average stay is 2-3 days. During the child’s stay, they will have a medical exam, developmental assessment, therapeutic activities catered to their needs and level, art activities, 3 well balanced meals and 3 snacks.


Women (and Children):

Holy Angels Shelter

  • 1410 North 37th St., East St. Louis, IL 62204

  • Phone:

  • Provides prevention, residential, and after care services to women and their children. Prevention services include offering rental and/or mortgage assistance. Residential services include providing women and children housing for 6 to 9 weeks giving them case management and social services to secure employment, income, housing, and referrals.


Our Ladies Inn

  • 4223 S. Compton St. Louis, MO 63111

  • Phone: (314) 351-2119

  • Maternity shelter for women who are pregnant and their dependent children. Provides the women and children with their basic needs, case management and specialized programming.


Haven of Grace

  • 1225 Warren Street, St. Louis, MO 63106

  • Phone: (314) 621-6507

  • Haven is a maternity shelter for for 10 pregnant mothers and their children. Program focuses on housing, basic needs, physical and emotional health, independent living skills (household management, personal finance, self advocacy, interpersonal skills), parenting, education, employment, spiritual and character development.



Peter and Paul Community Services

  • 1919 S 7th St, St. Louis 63104

  • Phone: (314) 588-7111

  • Peter & Paul Community Services offers a year-round emergency shelter for homeless single adult men. The shelter provides beds, food, showers, laundry, lockers, and a safe, caring alternative to living on the street.


Sunshine Ministries

  • 1315 Howard Street, St. Louis, MO 63106

  • Phone: (314) 231-8209

  • Sunshine Ministries provides a long-term Residential Recovery Program for men.



Room At The Inn

  • 3415 Bridgeland Dr., Bridgeton, MO 63044

  • Phone: (314) 209-9198

  • Room at the Inn is a temporary, emergency shelter for homeless women and families, regardless of the age or gender of the children. They empower program participants to create their own solution to their homelessness through education and referrals. They serve single mothers with their children, single women, two-parent or single-father families with a capacity of 20 people per day.


The Family Living Center

  • 510 North 25th Street, East St. Louis, IL 62205

  • Phone: (618) 274-7835

  • Offers a transition living program for homeless families residing in emergency shelters or similar facilities for a minimum of 30 days. Housing and supportive services are provided for 18 months and can be extended for up to 24 months depending upon consumer's progress in the Program.


Gateway 180

  • 1000 N. 19th St. Saint Louis, MO 63106

  • Phone: (314) 231-1515

  • Offers shelter and resources to women, children and families experiencing homelessness. They provide safe, nurturing emergency shelter and supportive housing services designed to empower adults and families to become independent.


Food Banks:

Loaves and Fishes

  • (314) 291-3857

  • Food pantry offers canned and dry goods, fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, diary products, and eggs. New Client Registration is on Wednesdays from 11:30-12:30 and by appointment only.


The Bridge- Centenary Church

  • 1610 Olive St. St. Louis, MO 63103

  • Phone: (314) 421-3136

  • Offers homeless a safe place to be during the day and free meals. Breakfast and lunch are served Monday- Friday. Dinner is served Sunday- Thursday. Members may use their mailing address to receive free hygiene products.


Christ Church Cathedral

  • 1210 Locust St. Louis, MO 63103

  • Phone: (314) 231-3454

  • Breakfast provided every Saturday from 730AM-830AM.

Trinity Lutheran Church

  • 812 Soulard Ave. St. Louis, MO 63104

  • Noodles and food provided Monday through Friday 9AM-11AM and Saturday 10AM-11AM.



Horizon Club

  • 202 N. 23rd St. St. Louis, MO 63103

  • Phone: (314) 436-1733

  • 24-hour drop in center that provides showers, lockers, and computers with internet access to use.


Shamrock Club (St. Patrick’s Center)

  • 800 N. Tucker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63101

  • Phone: (314) 802-0700

  • Provides hot lunches, showers, laundry facilities, permanent mailing address, and housing resources.  


Clinic/HIV/STD Testing:

The Spot

  • 4169 Laclede Ave. St. Louis, MO 63108

  • Phone: (314) 535-0413

  • Walk-in testing for HIV and STD testing is available daily from 11AM-4PM. Medical treatment is also provided.


Saint Louis Effort for AIDS

  • 1027 S. Vandeventer #700, St. Louis MO 63110

  • Phone: (314) 645-6451

  • Monday through Friday 9AM-5PM. Offer case management links for clients to medical care and medications. Offers free and confidential HIV and STD testing. Provides several support groups for people infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS.


Domestic Violence Shelters:

Lydia’s House

  • Phone: (314) 771-4411

  • Offers 36 fully furnished apartments used as transitional housing for battered women and children. They provide safety, refuge, and support for women and children who have been abused. Services offered include client advocacy, spiritual support, children’s programs, and therapy.


Kathy J. Weinmann Shelter

  • Phone: (314) 423-1117

  • The shelter has 39 beds available for women and their children who are suffering from the trauma from intimate partner violence. Shelter also provides crisis intervention, hotline, referral services, assessment of needs, case management, goal setting, educational groups, advocacy (legal, medical, educational, vocational), health evaluations, and mental health services.  


Bridgeway Behavioral Health

  • Phone: (636) 946-6854

  • Provides emergency shelter in St. Charles & Lincoln Counties for women and their children who are experiencing intimate partner abuse and immediate danger. The standard length of stay is six weeks. Accepts children up to age the of seventeen. Upon entering shelter, women receive personal hygiene items and emergency clothing. Children also receive backpacks filled with toys, activity books and school supplies upon shelter admittance.


St. Martha’s Hall

  • Phone: (314) 533-1313

  • Offers shelter to abused women (18 years and older) and their children. The standard stay is about 12 weeks. Provides three meals a day, individual bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, playroom, counseling rooms, fenced backyards, personal hygiene products, emergency clothing, school supplies, emergency transportation, and voicemail and positive office box for residents to receive messages and mail. They also offer crisis intervention, individual and group support, advocacy programs, community referrals, and follow ups.  


The Women’s Safe House

  • Phone: (314) 772-4535

  • Provides emergency safe shelter, advocacy and support to women and children fleeing domestic violence, typically over the course of 6-8 weeks. While enrolled in the Residential Program, women and children attend group and individual support sessions, team up with case managers to develop individual and family goals, receive health screenings and education, legal advocacy, financial literacy workshops, transportation assistance, job placement guidance, assistance in securing new safe housing, and a wide variety of community referrals and linkages to social service resources. Meals and personal hygiene items are also provided free of charge.


Opal’s House

  • Phone: (877) 672-5482

  • East St. Louis, IL

  • Emergency shelter in a safe confidential location for abused women over the age of 18 years old and their children. The standard stay in 90 days. They provide individual bedrooms, emergency food, group living room and dining room, kitchen, kids TV area, playroom, fenced in playground, computer access, personal hygiene products, bed and bath linens, baby food, diapers, emergency transportation, voicemail for residents, emergency clothing and shoes, school supplies, school transfers, and safety planning.



The Mission Continues

  • 1141 South 7th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104

  • Phone: (314) 588 8805

  • Connects veterans to appropriate services. 

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