Services for Youth and Young Adults

Almost Home serves young moms between the ages of 16 and 28 with a variety of programs to earn a high school diploma or GED, ensure safety for children, and create stable living environments. Provides safe transitional housing for mom and children, assistance with essential needs for food, clothing and baby supplies, case management and counseling, and academic and life skills classes. For more information, call 314-771-4663

Child Center/Marygrove

Child Center/Marygrove (CCM) provides 24/7 residential services and therapeutic intervention for children, adolescents and young adults ages 6 to 21 who are traumatized due to abuse and neglect.  CCM also offers diagnosis, medical and psychiatric treatment, education and recreation in closely supervised programs for children, teens and young adults. For more information, call 314-367-5500

Children's Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis - UMSL

Children's Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis (UM-St. Louis) is a university-based, multidisciplinary center that provides high quality trauma-focused services to youth, families and the community. The center's goals are to promote resiliency, physical safety, and emotional stability through comprehensive research, forensic, clinical, educational, and advocacy programming. For more information, call 314-516-6798

Covenant House guides youth between the ages of 16 and 24 from homelessness to hope through services of emergency shelter, on-site supported housing, and a transitional living program, all with the goal of helping youth and young adults develop independent living skills. For more information, call 314-533-2241

ECH Every Child’s Hope

ECH Every Child’s Hope (formerly Evangelical Children’s Home) offers a state-of-the-art residential program specializing in care for up to 55 youth, ranging in age from 6 to 18. Many of these young people have experienced trauma, abuse, or neglect. Often, they have a history of physical and/or sexual abuse, neglect, aggression, or running away.Most of the children at ECH receive services through the Residential Treatment program on the campus grounds. Each of five cottages houses ten children. There are three types of services offered through the residential treatment program. For more information call 314-427-3755

Epworth Children & Family Services

Epworth Children & Family Services provides essential youth development services to assist children to overcome severe emotional and behavioral challenges. Epworth's innovative, holistic and comprehensive treatment approach helps youth focus on solutions, build on inherent strengths and communicate more effectively. Over 1,900 youth and families turn to Epworth each year for emergency shelter, residential and intensive treatment, family reunification therapy, transitional and independent living programs, special education and a 24-hour help line. Epworth's strength-based therapeutic philosophy builds on the individual strengths of youth and families, thus increasing the capacity of each to thrive in society. For more information, call 314-961-5718

Family Forward

Family Forward (merger of Family Resource Center and Children's Home Society of Missouri) serves children, youth and families. Services include trauma assessment and psychological evaluation, therapy, coaching and education, foster care and adoption, therapeutic preschool, as well as care for children with developmental disabilities. For more information, call 314-968-2350

Great Circle provides a wide range of services to children, adolescents, young adults, parents, and families. Services include counseling, residential treatment, alternative education, transitional living for older youth, day treatment, Intensive Out-Patient, Partial Hospital Program, in-home services, parenting support, services related to Autism, crisis shelter for women and their children fleeing domestic or sexual violence, and Child Advocacy Center services for children who have been sexually assaulted or abused. For more information, call 314-919-4777 or 844-424-3577  

Logos School

Logos School is an independent, alternative, therapeutic middle and high school in St. Louis. We are dedicated to assisting students and their families with academic and emotional needs that have not been met in the traditional classroom. For more information, call 314-997-7002

Presbyterian Children's Home and Services offers a variety of services for children, youth, young adult and families. Services vary by location, and include therapeutic mentoring for children, services to help families in crisis stay together, and a transitional living program for older adolescents leaving the foster care system. For more information, call 800-888-1904

St. Vincent Home for Children provides main types of services and programming: residential treatment for ages 10 to 19, substance abuse treatment for ages 10 to 19, counseling and transitional living services and programs for older adolescents, and home-based counseling for ages 7 to 19. For more information, call 314-261-6011

The Miriam School

The Miriam School, is an independent special education program for students in Pre-K through high school with complex learning disabilities.  It offers a caring and nurturing environment serving students who exhibit learning disabilities, attention deficits, speech and language delays and or fine/gross motor delays. Their mission is to encourage all children with learning disabilities to recognize and successfully meet their potential. We are committed to maintaining an environment that is positive and supportive to children who have not been successful in a traditional classroom setting. For more information, call 314-968-5225

The Spot (Supporting Positive Opportunities with Teens) provides health, social services, mental health counseling, and limited psychiatric services (delivered by a psychiatric nurse practitioner) for youth ages 13 to 24. For more information, call 314-535-0413

Youth Mental Health Helplines

These helplines assist youth in crisis and help families identify no-cost mental health services for youth.

St. Louis County (age 19 and younger) call 314-628-2929; text 4HLP to 31658

St. Louis City (age 18 and younger) call 314-485-4635; text 2TALK to 31658

St. Charles County (age 19 and younger) call 636-642-0642; text BSAFE to 31658

Franklin County (age 19 and younger) call 1-844-846-2501; text 4CARE to 31658

Youth In Need

Youth In Need is a nonprofit child and family services agency, headquartered in St. Charles, MO. Through a variety of crisis prevention and intervention programs, Youth In Need is dedicated to building positive futures for the community’s most vulnerable children, teens and families. Services include residential homes, foster care case management, homeless outreach, counseling and support groups, education, and infant, child and family development at more than 25 sites across six counties in eastern Missouri. For more information, call 636-946-5600

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