St. Louis County Homeless Hotline
Saint Louis County residents who are homeless or experiencing a housing crisis can seek assistance by calling the Emergency Shelter Hotline. The caller is interviewed by an intake specialist, and if in crisis, is referred to either emergency shelter or rent/mortgage/utility assistance. The Hotline is the result of a collaboration between the City of Saint Louis and Saint Louis County, who jointly fund the program.
Available Mon-Fri 7:30am - 10:00pm, Sat-Sun 9:00am - 5:00pm
Notes: Callers may experience long wait periods on the hotline.
Tags: Shelter Financial Assistance
Youth Connection Helpline
The Youth Connection Helpline provides 24/7 crisis intervention, including mobile outreach to home and/or community agencies to provide emotional support, referral information and linkage of services for children, youth and their families in St. Louis County. The program is a collaborative effort between Youth in Need, the St. Louis County Safe Place Network and Behavioral Health Response. The Helpline also has a Follow-Up Program, where eligible callers will receive a follow-up call within 48 hours by a Coordinator who ensures child safety, assists with referrals and continues to follow-up until the crisis situation has been resolved or linkage to services has occurred. Consumers may call, text or use web chat to access the Helpline.
Helpline: (314)-819-8802 or toll free 1 (844) 985-8282
Text: BHEARD to 31658
Web chat: www.bhrstl.org
Office address: 6763 Page Ave Ste. 201, St. Louis, MO 63133
Main office phone: (314)-615-5850
Office fax: (314)-615-5858
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Notes: Kirkwood Public Library is a Safe Place. Youth can ask any library staff for assistance, and staff will contact Youth In Need, our partner organization, to get the youth to safety.
Tags: Crisis Line Crisis Intervention/Safety Planning Gender Inclusive Shelter Youth Resources
Room at the Inn
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 about 150 people per year, including single mothers with their children, single women, two-parent or single-father families. With a capacity of 20 people per day, Room at the Inn assists the homeless in the St. Louis area.
Notes: If you are in need of emergency shelter, please contact the St. Louis County Homeless Hotline at (314) 802-5444 or 211.
Karen House is a Catholic Worker House that offers shelter, assistance with food and clothing, and referrals. They offer short term shelter for 13 women and their children. Please call ahead, as the shelter may be full. The Karen House community accepts and celebrates ALL people, regardless of race, class, gender identity, and sexual orientation, country of origin, age or ability.
Address: 1840 Hogan Street, Saint Louis, MO 63106
Notes: Shelter space is CLOSED on Tuesdays and Thursdays. When shelter space opens up, new guests are considered on Mondays. There is no waiting list. Call the provided number above. The free clothing room is open on Tuesday afternoons from 1:30pm - 3:00pm. Sandwiches are served daily from 3:00pm - 5:00pm.
Tags: Shelter Food Pantry
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