Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence & Sexual Violence Local

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. ALIVE works with victims/survivors regardless of gender identity. Through their crisis line, professional staff and trained volunteers provide immediate assistance to victims of family violence. The ALIVE advocate answering the crisis line can:

-Complete a safety plan with the victim

-Give information about victims’ legal rights, including the Crime Victims’ Compensation Fund

-Provide information about ALIVE’s services

-Answer questions the victim might have

-Make appropriate referrals

-Schedule an intake

Crisis Line: 314-993-2777 (Available 24/7)


Notes: Information about Technology Safety for Survivors: Tech Safety for Survivors 

Tags: Crisis Line Crisis Intervention/Safety Planning Gender Inclusive Mental Health Services Shelter

Center for Trauma Recovery

The Center for Trauma Recovery Clinic is a multiservice trauma center located dedicated to providing specialized services to trauma survivors and conducting professional education and training programs for mental health professionals. The clinicians at CTR use a cognitive-behavioral approach for the treatment of trauma. The focus is on highly effective, short-term therapy for the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The Clinic is staffed by clinicians with extensive experience and training in the area of trauma and PTSD. Our staff includes licensed clinical psychologists, as well as doctoral and master's level clinicians. The Center for Trauma Recovery provides therapy for any type of traumatic event including sexual assault, intimate partner violence, disasters, accidents, violence based on race or sexual orientation, surviving homicide of a loved one, robberies, and other crimes. To arrange an appointment or obtain additional information, call (314) 516-6737.


Office Contact: 314-516-6737

Office Address: 1 University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121

Notes: Staff includes clinical psychologists and doctoral and master’s level clinicians. Sliding scale fee. The Center for Trauma Recovery is located on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis on Natural Bridge Road. UM-St. Louis is easily accessible from both Interstate 70 and the Innerbelt (I-170). Specific directions to the Center can be found here:

Tags:Gender Inclusive Mental Health Services

Lydia’s House

Lydia’s House works in faith to end domestic violence by being a place of healing and a voice of hope for abused women and their children. Lydia’s House fulfills this mission by providing safe, affordable transitional housing in a confidential location for a maximum of two years, assisting women and their children to create and implement long term individual life-goal plans which include education, training, employment, and safe housing, and facilitating access to information and referrals to community resources.


Office Contact: 314-771-4411


Notes: Lydia’s House is a transitional housing program, not a shelter.

Tags: Crisis Intervention/Safety PlanningMental Health Services

(Continued on next page)

MO Elder & Disabled Abuse Hotline

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) investigates abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable individuals 60 and older and people with disabilities between 18 and 59. These individuals may live in the community or in long-term care facilities. Missouri’s Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline responds to reports of abuse, bullying, neglect, and financial exploitation. If you suspect someone is being abused, bullied, neglected or exploited, call the hotline at 800-392-0210

Hotline: 800-392-0210 (Available 7:00am - 12:00am Daily)

Hearing-impaired Relay MO Hotline: 1-800-735-2466 (Available 7:00am - 12:00am Daily)



Tags: Crisis Line Crisis Intervention/Safety Planning Gender Inclusive Language Services

Safe Connections

The mission of Safe Connections is to reduce the impact and incidence of relationship violence and sexual assault through education, crisis intervention, counseling and support services. Safe Connections crisis line offers safety planning, emotional support, referrals for counseling, medical care, legal aid, shelter, and other services. Safe Connections provides an array of free services for adults who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. Support Services including groups, classes, workshops and social groups help adults learn how to enjoy healthy relationships and connect with others who have walked similar paths.

Crisis Line: 314-531-2003 (Available 24/7)

Office Address: 2165 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63139

Office Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8am-8pm; Fri: 8am-4pm; Sat: 8am-1pm; Sun: Closed



Notes: Safe Connections works with victims/survivors regardless of gender identity.

Tags: Crisis Line Crisis Intervention/Safety Planning Gender Inclusive Mental Health Services

South Asian Women Empowerment Regional Association

The word "Saweraa" means new beginnings. The South Asian Women Empowerment Regional Association was founded in 2003 by nine women who saw the need for support in the St. Louis community regarding domestic violence. Saweraa is dedicated to addressing the need for an organization that understands the unique cultural circumstances of the South Asian community. Saweraa provides confidential services to women from South Asian countries. Saweraa works to educate the greater St. Louis community on South Asian issues and decrease cultural barriers. Saweraa offers support in a variety of South Asian languages to ensure ease in communication.

Crisis Line: 314-435-3722 (Available 24/7)



Notes: Saweraa serves women from/in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal. Saweraa’s location address is not displayed to protect their clients and their confidentiality. 

Tags: Crisis Line Crisis Intervention/Safety Planning  Legal Advocacy Mental Health Services

The Women's Safe House

The Women’s Safe House offers services for women and their children who have been subjected to domestic violence. Trained employees and volunteers answer our crisis intervention hotline around the clock with compassion and care – assessing a woman’s safety and providing community referrals when needed. Once we have established that a woman is ready to leave the abusive relationship, we will conduct an assessment to ensure that our location is safe, and we assist with the development of a safety plan to help the client arrive safely to our confidential location.

Crisis Line: 314-772-4535 (Available 24/7)



Tags: Crisis Line Crisis Intervention/Safety Planning Shelter                               (Continued on next page)

YWCA Woman's Place

YWCA Woman's Place provides immediate and ongoing support for women who have experienced emotional, physical or sexual abuse. YWCA Woman's Place is unique in being the only non-residential stand-alone drop-in center in the St. Louis region where no appointment is needed and there are no eligibility requirements or fees. All are welcome without regard to age, background, ethnicity or cultural traditions. At YWCA Woman's Place women have the confidential opportunity to assess their situation, experience understanding and encouragement, and access resources helpful to them. You do not need an appointment to come by, and there is usually little to no waiting to see one of our staff members.

Contact:  314-645-4848

Drop-In Center Address: 3820 West Pine Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108


Notes: No appointment needed. The YWCA Woman’s Place recently moved from 8300 Morganford in Affton, MO 63123 to its new location at 3821 West Pine Blvd, St Louis, MO 63108.

Tags: Crisis Intervention/Safety PlanningLegal Advocacy 

YWCA Women's Resource Center

YWCA Metro St. Louis Women's Resource Center assists more than 1,000 victims annually. Its sexual assault response team works collaboratively with St. Louis City and County police officers, area hospitals, and prosecutors as well as with other victim service agencies. Crisis services are provided at no cost to victims. SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) volunteers provide support, information and resources to rape victims in local hospital emergency departments 24-hours a day, seven days a week, serving more than 400 victims each year.

Crisis Hotline: 314-531-7273 (Available 24/7)

Office Contact:  314-726-6665

Website: or


Tags: Crisis Line Crisis Intervention/Safety Planning Gender Inclusive Mental Health Services

Kirkwood Public Library Community Resources Guide