Miscellaneous Resources

Alternatives to Living In Violent Environments (ALIVE)

Alternatives to Living In Violent Environments (ALIVE)’s mission is to provide counseling, emergency sanctuary and other critical services to adults and children impacted by domestic abuse, as well as to increase awareness in order to create a supportive community.  Call 314-993-2777; Franklin County 636-583-5700;  or toll-free 800-941-9144.

Growing American Youth (GAY)

Growing American Youth (GAY) is a social support organization for youth (21 and younger) who live near St. Louis and may identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual or questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. Growing American Youth has been serving St. Louis area youth for 30 years.  For more information call 314-669-5428

Housing Resource Center

Housing Resource Center serves as the gateway agency for the St. Louis area emergency shelter system. For more information call 314-802-5444

Learning Disability Association

Learning Disability Association offers a wide range of services including testing, tutoring, family advocacy, parent coaching, professional development and community education.  For more information call 314-966-3088

Missouri Protection & Advocacy

Missouri Protection & Advocacy (MO P&A) seeks to protect rights of persons with disabilities through legally-based advocacy, and is the only legal rights organization in Missouri exclusively for people with disabilities. Two helpful online resources are its Legal Rights Handbook for Missourians with Disabilities and its Guardianship and Conservatorship Manual. Administrative office 573-893-3333 and 866-777-7199; Application Unit 573-659-0678 and 800-392-8667 

Safe Connections

Safe Connections serves women and teens experiencing or who have experienced domestic violence. Services include a crisis line, counseling, groups and classes.  24-hour crisis line 314-531-2003; business line 314-646-7500.


TRANSPARENT (Empowering Our Children To Live Authentically) is a support group founded by two families who are raising transgender children. The group's purpose is to give compassionate support to the people who love a transgender or gender diverse child. Gender diversity is a unique and challenging experience. TRANSPARENT aims to bring together families on this journey and take them from a place of isolation to a shared experience. Offers support groups and, upon request, referrals to doctors, supportive organizations and recommended reading. For more information call 636-288-5810 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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