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Child Care & Parenting

Friend of Moms: 741-3737; 11645 Benham Rd., 63136
(www.chapelofthecross.org/friend-of-moms) - Provides new and gently-used clothing and other resources to parents in need. Anyone who is in need, pregnant, or raising young children is welcome to call for an appointment.

Grace Hill Children's Development Center: Click here for Locations and Phone Numbers
(http://healthcare.gracehill.org/content/child-development-center.php)- The CDC provides a team of specialists to evaluate and treat the medical, psychological, and social needs of the child. Because each child’s world involves home and school, the CDC works with both parents and the school system to help manage developmental, behavioral or emotional problems that may be affecting the child. The CDC provides individualized assessments and treatment, which may include individual, family, and/or group therapy.

Kingdom House Early Childhood Center: 421-0400; 1321 S. 11th Street, St. Louis, 63104
(http://www.kingdomhouse.org/programs/earlychildhoodcenter.php) -The Early Childhood Center provides high quality childcare and preschool education for 94 children, ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age (8 infants, 28 toddlers and 58 preschoolers). They are open year-round, Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Children receive breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. Parent meetings are provided monthly.They have a sliding scale fee structure for families of different income levels. 

Our Little Academy: 533-2229; 4330 Lindell, St. Louis, Mo. 63108
(www.ourlittlehaven.org)- Our Little Academy is a full day program that provides therapeutic treatment in a preschool setting for children ages 3-5 who cannot participate in a traditional preschool/day care due to behavioral or emotional problems. Diagnoses may include reactive attachment disorder, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, PTSD and other disruptive behavioral disorders. Individual and group therapy, small class size (3-4 children) and a high therapist-to-child ratio (1:3) provides individualized treatment and needed support for children and families.Admission to this year-round program is on a rolling basis. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am - 3:30 pm (aftercare is available until 5:00 pm) Payment options include Medicaid, (Foster & Adoptive children may qualify for 100% Medicaid reimbursement) MC+, sliding scale fees and some scholarships are available. Transportation financial assistance may be available to families.

PAKT Community Resource Center: 524-2710; 21 Wesley Ave., 63135
(www.paktcenter.org)-Summer day camps, after school activities, and sports/recreational programs

Parents as Teachers:432-4330
(www.parentsasteachers.org) - Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten, usually age 5.
As a PAT famIly, you receive:

  • Personal visits-- during which your parent educator will share age-appropriate child development and parenting information, help you learn to observe your chi ld, and address your parenting concerns.
  • Parent group meetings-- which are opportunities to share information about parenting issues and child development. Parents learn and support each other, observe their children with ot her childr en and practice parenting skills.
  • Screenings-- to assess your child's overall development as well as health, hearing and vision.
  • Resource network-- that links your family to other community services.

St. Louis Crisis Nursery: 768-3201 (help-line) or 768-3865
(http://www.crisisnurserykids.org)- Not-for-profit agency that provides short term, emergency shelter for children, birth through age 10, whose families are faced with emergencies or who are in crisis for 3-5 days.

United Way: 421-0700
(www.stl.unitedway.org)- Provides referrals for services including educational support and parenting support counseling,

Clothing

Circle of Concern: 636-861-2623; 112 St. Louis Ave., Valley Park, 63088

(www.circleofconcern.org) -Circle Of Concern reaches out to west and southwest St. Louis County families. Circle feeds the hungry; provides emergency help with rent, utilities and other necessities; gives school supplies, scholarships and summer "camperships" to young people and shares the spirit of the Holidays with less fortunate families.

Dress for Success Midwest: 636.940.8027; 3000 Little Hills Expressway, Suite 102, St. Charles,63301
(https://midwest.dressforsuccess.org/)- Women must be referred by non-profit organization; they will receive one business suit for a job interview, and a second once they are hired.

Guardian Angel Settlement: 231-3188; 1127 N. Vandeventer Ave.,St. Louis, 63113
(www.gasastl.org)- Accredited and licensed developmental child care programs and child care services are provided to families on a sliding-scale fee basis.

Helping Hands. Healing Hearts: 636-527-8420; 300 Indian Warpath Dr.,Pacific, MO 63069; P.O. Box 138, Chesterfield, 63005
(www.helpinghandshealinghearts.org)-Provides gifts and clothing to children in foster homes throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. Although Christmas is their main initiative, they also provide clothing for foster children and other children in need throughout the year.

Kingdom House: 421-0400; 1321 S. 11th Street, St. Louis, 63104
(www.kingdomhouse.org)-Programs include child day care, after school and summer youth programs, adult job training and placement, elderly outreach services as well as thrift shop and food pantry relief services.

Salvation Army: 646-3000; 1130 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, 63139
(www.stlsalvationarmy.org)- Thrift store locations:

  • 2618 North Euclid Avenue, 63113 - Phone: 314-531-5621
  • 3131 Iowa, 63132 - Phone: 314-773-6760
  • 10740 West Page Avenue, 63132 - Phone: 314-423-7770
  • 824 Union Road, 63123 - Phone: 314-631-1133
  • 3010 Washington Avenue, 63103 - Phone: 314-652-3310
  • 7701 Rannells Avenue, 63143 - Phone: 314-781-5434
  • 2740 Arsenal Street, 63118 - Phone: 314-771-3460

St. Patrick's Partnership: 802-0700; 800 N. Tucker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63101
(www.stpatrickcenter.org) -This prevention program helped 850 poverty-level families in existing housing to overcome housing crises through utility or rent payments. Clients also receive clothing, food, bus tickets, and household goods (zip codes 63101, 63103,63106,63107)

St. Vincent DePaul Society: 531-2183 or call 531-7837 to request services closest to your residence; 4127 Forest Park Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108
(www.svdpstl.org/) -Helping those in need with the basic necessities - food , clothing, shelter, utility assistance, transportation and emotional comfort.

Prom Boutique at St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store: Gently used formal attire available at a reduced rate.

Sunshine Mission: 231-8209;1520 N. 13th St., St. Louis, MO 63106
(www.sunshineministries.org/programs-services/family/care-program/)- For women living in poverty conditions, with children who need to be fed and clothed, life can be very difficult. For these women, Sunshine Ministries offers help through the C.A.R.E. Program.This program is designed to create a supportive community that provides assistance to impoverished women while teaching personal responsibility and offering encouragement to fulfill their potential.

Urban League Clothing Assistance: 615-3654 (city- 935 Vandeventer, St. Louis, MO 63108) or 388-9840 (county-8960 Jennings Station Rd., St. Louis, 63136)
(www.ulstl.org/meeting-families-basic-needs/clothing-assistance/)-Clothing at the Clothes Closets is available for all members of a family. Clothes Closets also features work appropriate clothing and clothing appropriate for those seeking employment opportunities.

Domestic Violence

Alive: (314) 993-2777 Hotline or (314) 993-7080 Office; P.O. Box 11201, St. Louis, MO 63105 (http://www.alivestl.org/)-

  • Motel placement
  • Domestic violence crisis intervention
  • Case management
  • Court advocacy
  • Support groups for women and children
  • Professional therapy for women, children, and men who have been battered
  • Outreach office
  • Structured program for children

Aware: (314) 362-9273 Office; Barnes-Jewish Hospital, AWARE 90-71-406 , 1 Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza, St. Louis , MO 63110 (www.barnesjewish.org)-

  • Domestic violence crisis intervention
  • Case management
  • Court advocacy
  • Hospital-/medical-based advocacy

Bridgeway Women's Center: 636-946-4780 or 636-946-6854 (local hotline) or 877-946-6854 (toll free hotline); P.O. Box 51, St. Charles, MO 63302

  • Domestic violence crisis intervention
  • Case management
  • Court advocacy
  • Support groups for women and children
  • Professional therapy for women and children
  • Non-residential services
  • Structured program for children
  • Shelter (women and their children, boys to age 17; capacity: 17 beds)

Kathy J. Weinman Shelter: (314) 423-1117 Office, Shelter & Hotline; P.O. Box 5852 St. Louis, MO 63134

  • Shelter (women and their children- boys to age 17; 12 week stay; Capacity: 50)
  • Hotline
  • Court and general advocacy
  • Individual, group and family counseling
  • Therapeutic program for children
  • Follow-up program
  • Community education

Life Source Consultants: (314) 524-0686 Hotline or (314) 524-4130 Office; 119 Church Street, Suite 219, Ferguson, MO 63135, Outreach Office 929 North Spring Avenue, St. Louis , MO 63108 (www.lifesourceconsultants.org)-

  • Domestic and sexual violence crisis intervention
  • Case management
  • Court advocacy
  • Support groups for women
  • Services for African American women
  • Community- and faith-based domestic and sexual violence education
  • Non-therapeutic spiritual counseling
  • Teen violence prevention program

Lydia's House: (314) 771-4411 Office; P.O. Box 2722, St. Louis, MO 63116 (www.lydiashouse.org)-

  • Community-and faith-based domestic violence education
  • Transitional housing
  • Domestic violence crisis intervention
  • Court advocacy
  • Support groups for women and children
  • Structured programs for children
  • Case management
  • Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm; transitional housing from 6 months to two years for women who have been in a DV shelter; WOMEN MAY NOT CALL DIRECTLY

Redevelopment Opportunities for Women (R .O. W .): 588-8300 or 863-0236
(Outreach Office): 2229 Pine, 63103 (www.row-stl.org)

  • Domestic violence crisis intervention
  • Case management
  • Professional therapy for women and children
  • Structured program for children
  • Economic independence programs
  • Adult basic education/GED classes
  • Life skills education and parenting/economic education and advocacy

SAWERAA (South Asian Women Empowered Regional Association): 577-8715 or 435-3722 (local help line) or 877-729-3722 (toll free helpline) or (314) 551-0006 Office/Fax: 4530 N. Lindbergh Blvd., Bridgeton, MO 63044 (www.saweraastl.org)

  • Case management
  • Domestic violence crisis intervention
  • Safehomes
  • Court advocacy
  • Support groups for women
  • Domestic violence services
  • Referrals

St. Martha's Hall: (314) 533-1313 Office / Hotline: P.O. Box 4950, St. Louis, MO 63108
(http://www.ccstl.org/agencydetails.php?agencyID=17)-

  • Emergency shelter for abused women and their children, no child care, up to 12 week stay; (Capacity: 9 women & 15 children)
  • Court and general advocacy
  • Individual, group and family counseling
  • Therapeutic program for children
  • Follow-up program
  • Community education

Women of Grace: (314) 652-2572 Hotline or (314) 652-9196 Office; 4020 St. Louis Avenue, St . Louis, MO 63107

  • Domestic violence crisis intervention
  • Case management
  • Support groups for women

Woman's Place: (314) 645-4848 Office; 8300 Morganford, St. Louis, MO 63123 (in the back of St. Mark's Church) Open weekdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

http://womansplacestl.org/ -

  • Domestic violence crisis intervention
  • Drop-in center
  • Case management
  • Court advocacy
  • Support groups for women
  • Holistic living and enrichment classes
  • Community education
  • Domestic violence education for professionals

Women's Safe House: (314) 772-4535 Office & Hotline; P.O. Box 63010, St. Louis , MO 63163, (www.twsh.org)-

  • Shelter for battered women & their children, including dependent males ages 12-17 (Capacity: 50)
  • Domestic violence crisis intervention
  • Case management
  • Court advocacy
  • After-care program
  • Professional therapy for women and children
  • Support groups for women and children
  • Structured program for children

Safe Connections: (314) 646-7500 Office (314) 531-2003 Helpline; 2165 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63139 (www.safeconnections.org)-

  • 24-hour Crisis Helpline
  • Relationship and sexual violence crisis intervention
  • Support groups for women and teen girls & boys
  • Individual counseling for women and teen girls & boys
  • Prevention education for middle school, high school, and colleges

YWCA- St. Louis Regional Sexual Assault Center: (314) 726-6665 Office or (314) 531-7273 Hotline; 140 N. Brentwood Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105
(http://www.ywcastlouis.org)-

  • Sexual assault crisis intervention
  • Therapy groups for women and adolescent survivors of sexual violence
  • Off-site therapy groups
  • Abuse prevention education
  • Professional education

Education

A+ Program (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education:
573-751-9094; P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, Mo. 65102-0480
(http://dese.mo.gov/) - Students who graduate from a designated A+ high school may qualify for a state-paid financial incentive to attend any public community college or career/technical school in Missouri.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Enter into a written agreement with the high school prior to graduation
  • Attend a designated school for three consecutive years immediately prior to graduation (more than one school permitted for 1O'"_12th grades, but must be attended an A+ school)
  • Graduate with an overall GPA of 2.5 points or higher on a 4-point scale
  • Overall attendance rate must be at least 95 percent for grades 9-12
  • Perform 50 hours of district-supervised, unpaid tutoring or mentoring
  • Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid drug & alcohol use
    (Go to http://dese.mo.gov/divimprove/aplus for a list of all designated A+ schools)

Ongoing eligibility requirements include:

  • Eligible student must attend a public community college or career/technical school on a full- time basis
  • Students must maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA to be eligible for the financial incentive
  • Students must make a good faith effort each year to first secure all available federal financial aid (FAFSA)
    (*AII individuals required to register under the Military Selective Service Act must show proof of registration to be eligible for state-supported scholarships, programs for financial assistance for post secondary education or loans insured by any state agency.)

Adult Education/Literacy(AEL): 754-4477
https://dese.mo.gov/adult-learning-rehabilitation-services/adult-education-literacy - The Adult Basic Education/Literacy (AEL) Program is designed to help adults ages 16 & above improve basic education skills (reading, writing, math, etc.) and obtain their GED certificate.

Bright Flight" Scholarship (Missouri Higher Education Academic Program):
http://www.dhe.mo.gov/ppc/grants/brightflight.php - Bright Flight is a program administered by the state of Missouri t hat provides scholarships to Missouri residents. This merit-based program encourages top-ranking high school seniors to attend approved Missouri postsecondary schools. To be eligible, students must have a composite score on the ACT or t he SAT in the top 3 percent of all Missouri students taking those tests, be a graduating high school senior (or equivalent) who enrolls as a first-time, full-time student in an approved Missouri postsecondary school, be a Missouri resident and a United States citizen or an eligible non-citizen. A student must achieve a qualifying composite test score by the scheduled June ACT or SAT assessment dates. You must receive the scholarship during the academic year immediately following your senior year in high school t o maintain eligibility. A renewal student's eligibility must be renewed each academic year by the school the student plans to attend.

Charles Gallagher Student Financial Assistance Program:
http://dhe.mo.gov/ppc/grants/accessmo.php- _Charles Gallagher is a program administer ed by the state of Missouri that provides need-based grants for Missouri citizens to access Missouri postsecondary education. To be eligible to receive a Gallagher award, students must be a full-time undergraduate student at an approved Missouri postsecondary school, working toward your first baccalaureate degree, demonstrate financial need, maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by t he school, be a Missouri resident and a United States citizen or an eligible non-citizen. To receive consideration for a Gallagher award, the federal processor must receive your completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 1 before the upcoming academic year.

Construction Careers Center: 588-3331; 1224 Grattan, 63104
http://www.constructioncareerscenter.org/ - The Construction Careers Center is a tuition-free, independent public high school for grades 9 through 12. Students are admitted during the freshman year and a limited number of sophomore students are admitted. The school does not accept junior or senior students. The Construction Careers Center is the first charter high school for construction in the nation. Construction Careers Center is looking for students who have an interest in construction, and earnestly want to learn and prepare for a future in construction.

Creative Futures: 289-4182; 3547 Olive St ., St. Louis, Mo., 63103
www.stlartworks.org - teens interested in working with professional artists in a year round program where they are employed to design and create art works; teens learn skills such as sales and client interviews while exploring their talents in drawing, painting, photography or sculpture; students have the opportunity to explore career and educational opportunities thru visits to universities & places of employment; services include job readiness training, job placement services, and help with GED/ High School Diploma, reading s kills, and art creation. (Eligible youth: *St. Louis City residents, *Iow household income *need help with academics
*homeless, f oster child, teen parent)

FastWeb: (www.fastweb.com)- free online scholarship search

GED Testing (Mo. Division of Career Education):
http://dese.mo.gov/adult-learning-rehabilitation-services/high-school-equivalency - The GED (General Educational Development) test is a battery of five multiple-choice tests that ask questions about subjects covered in high school. The exam covers reading, mathematics, social studies, science and writing skills. The writing skills portion includes a 200-word essay. The exam takes about 7 hours to complete. Most colleges and employers accept a GED certificate as being equivalent to a high school diploma. Only those who are at least 16 years old and are no longer enrolled in high school are elig ible to take the GED test. *For a list of GED class locations, please go to: http://dese.mo.gov/ divcareered/ael mo program.htm)

Job Corps: 679-0300; 4333 Goodfellow Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63120
(http://stlouis.jobcorps.gov/home.aspx)- The St. Louis Job Corps offers academic training that allows student employees an opportunity to obtain a High School Diploma or GED at the same time they are working on t heir vocational skills certification. Social and employability skills training (such as dressing appropriately for the work place, being on time, and using your time on the job productively) is also provided. In order to qualify for participation in the High School program students must be between the ages of 16-20, and must be able to obtain a copy of their high school transcripts. Participation in the GED program requires students to complete preparatory coursework, and t o successfully complete the TABE (test of adult basic education). Vocational training is also offered in 14 career fields, where participants participate in hands-on activities and a weekly internship in their chosen field. Qualified persons must be 16-24 years of age, and may choose to live on campus or commute.

Missouri Education and Training Voucher Program CETV): (800)585-7115
(www.statevoucher.org)- This program provides up to $5,000 a year for college and vocational training. Depending upon the student's specific situation, funds can be used for such things as tuition, books/computers, school supplies, living expenses, rent, childcare, health insurance, groceries, and transportation. Students must make an effort each year to first secure all available federal financial aid by completing the FAFSA application.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Student is in foster care, was adopted from foster care after t he age of 16 or aged out of foster care
  • Student must be age 17-21 years old
  • Student must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Student must be enrolled in an accredited college or vocational/technical training program
    (Participation is renewable until student's 23,d birthday; to maintain eligibility the student must show continued progress towards a degree or certificate)

Missouri Option Program:
(http://dese.mo.gov/quality-schools/missouri-option-program)- The Missouri Option Program is designed to target students who have the capabilities to complete Missouri High School Graduation Requirements, but for a variety of reasons lack the credits needed to graduate with their class and are at risk of leaving school without a high school diploma. The program specifically, targets those students who are 17 years of age or older and are at least one year behind their cohort group or for other significant reasons identified in the local Missouri Option Program plan. Students will have access to all educational programs and services available in the school district, have the opportunity to stay in school , receive valuable academic and life-skills instruction, earn a High School diploma, and have the option of taking part in commencement ceremonies. "For a list of school districts who participate in this program, please go to: (http://dese.mo.gov/divcareered/GED Option/2006-07 MO Option Program.pdf)

Northside Community Center: 531-4161; 4120 Maffit, St. Louis, 63113
http://nsyssc.com/ - Youth programs include:
"Social Services "Family, group, and individual counseling "Job training and placement
"Parent support group "Intensive after-care for youthful offenders "Delinquency prevention
"Substance Abuse prevention "Food pantry "Social Service referrals
"Education and Character Building "Mentoring "Leadership development "Field and recreation trips "Homework assistance/tutoring "Organized sports "Computer Skills training
"Parenting classes (residents in zip codes 63107, 63113 , 63115)

Parent Engagement and Empowerment Center (PEEC): 256-6050; 415 DeBaliviere, 63112 (http://www.peecworks.org/index) -
Parent Information Resource Center serves as a one-stop shop for parent services. All PEEC services are free to families in the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County. The center serves parents with children of all grade levels, including early childhood. Preference is given to low-income families. PEEC services include:
-Informational services provided by PEEC Outreach Specialists who will help you as a parent become info r med of your rights and responsibilities regarding the education of your child
-Workshops offering information on the African American achievement gap , school report cards, MAP tests, t ips on how to help your child with homework, and supplemental (additional) services that may be available in the school of your child.
-Workshops explaining No Child Left Behind, the federal law that requires schools to be more accountable to parents, students, and the larger community;
-Information about social services or other assistance available in your area.
-Parent Informational Line to assist you in your parenting needs.

Scholarship Foundation of St. L.ouis: 314-725-7990; 8215 Clayton Rd" St, Louis, Mo. 63117 (www.sfstl.org)-
Interest-Free Loan Program- Applications for interest-free student loans are accepted by deadlines of April 15 and November 15, and are renewable annually.) Who Can Apply? Awards are made on a non-discriminatory basis to applicants of all ages who demonstrate financial need, satisfactory academic progress, and strong character. Residents of St. Louis city, St. Louis County, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, St. Charles and Warren counties in Missouri and the Illinois counties of Clinton, Jersey, Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair are eligible to apply. Undergraduate, graduate, professional and vocational/technical degree-seeking students may borrow up to an annual maximum of $6,000, depending on program grade level. Students enjoy a 12-month grace period after graduation before beginning a five-year scheduled repayment plan.

Emergency Loan Program-The Foundation provides emergency loans to students experiencing unforeseen and unplanned circumstances such as a family crisis, illness, death of a parent, or major change in sources of support during a current academic term. Deedee Becker Loan Fund- This fund has provided interest-free loans to students of nursing with significant financial need and offers assistance year-round to students pursuing a degree or certificate in nursing at the undergraduate level.

Grants- By submitting the interest-free loan application, students are automatically considered for all funding programs available through The Scholarship Foundation. Approximately 40 students are awarded grants from The Scholarship Foundation totaling about $200,000 each year. All grants and loans are renewable.

Student Employment- The Scholarship Foundation provides employment opportunities for current and former recipients of the interest-free loan program. Both Student Advocates and ScholarShop Assistants earn a competitive wage while earning credit against an outstanding loan balance.

Student Advocate Program- Advocates work 6-8 hours per week typically during the high school day or various hours at community partnerships. Working in educational settings with minimal direct supervision, Advocates assist students of all descriptions complete college and financial aid applications. Students must be organized, have strong communication skills, and bring a high level of professionalism to their work. For those serious about providing direction to students during the college application process: making follow-up phone calls, visiting the assigned high school or community center on a regular and consistent basis, attending outreach events and training (please submit a letter of interest to the Program Director).

ScholarShop Assistants- For students with experience working in retail who would like to ga in experience working in an upscale resale store while repaying a portion or their interest-free loan. With locations in Webster Groves and Clayton, ScholarShop is accessible by public transportation. ScholarShop Assistants take advantage of a variety of shifts that accommodate college schedules, including Saturdays and early evening hours.{ Please call The Scholarship Foundation for an application, 314 -725 -7990).

Special School District of St. Louis County: 989-8100; 12110 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, Mo. 63131 (http://pbiscompendium.ssd.k12.mo.us/)-
SSD provides special education services to students in a variety of placements; placements range from SSD teachers providing special education services in the student's home school district to attendance at one of SSD's f ive special educat ion schools; SSD also offers a full range of related services from speech therapy to assistive technology services (see website for a full list of services)

Tutoring Services in St. Louis area:

Americorps St. Louis Partners (772-9002; 1315 Ann Ave.)-call for more information

Ascension Episcopal Church (361-0105; 4520 Lucas & Hunt, 63121)-free year round

Boys Club of St. Louis (772-5661; 2524 S. 11th St., 63104)-$20 membership per year, year-round assistance with homework and access to recreational facilities

City Recreation Centers- no fee, 3-4 p.m.; computers available; locations include: 12th & Park Center (589-6142; 1410 S. Tucker); Buder Center (664-0327; 2900 Hickory); Cherokee Center (664-0582; 3200 S. Jefferson); Marquette Center (353-3085; 4025 Minnesota); Parkside Center (353-3085; 3126 Alfred); Tandy Center (652-5131; 4206 W. Kennerly); West End Center (367-4141; 5250 Enright); Wohl Center (367-2292; 1515 N. Kingshighway)

Covenant House Community Center: (For General Information Call: Kristi Sobbe (314) 533-2241; 11 S. Newstead, St. Louis, MO 63108)-The Community Service Center (CSC) is located near Tower Grove Park and is open from 8:00-4:00 Monday through Friday. Youth (both residents and non-residents) come for a variety of services, including GED classes and tutoring.

Herbert Hoover Boys Club (652-8300; 2901 N. Grand Ave., 63107)-$20 annual membership fee; homework help 3:30-9:00, Mon.-Thurs. 3:30-6:00 on Fri.; one on one tutoring by appointment only, ages 6-18; first come, first serve basis Jamison Memorial Human Resource & Development Agency (531-9691; 609 N. Leffingwell Ave., 63103)

Matthews- Dickey Boys & Girls Club (38 2-5952, ext.232; 4245 N. Kingshighway, 63115) free tutoring, various times and days

Midtown Catholic Family Services (534-1180; 1202 S. Boyle, 63110)-available to any student living between Highway 40, Tower Grove Park, Kingshighway and Jefferson, paricipating in after-school programs

Northside Community Center (531-4161; 4120 Maffitt Ave., 63113)-for those enrolled in after-school programs (call for details); ride van to SLU for one on one tutoring with SLU volunteers

Rockwood School District Program (636-938-2246)-located at 10 area churches throughout the St. Louis area; resources, including computer & internet services, are available at these sites

St. Louis Community Education Centers- Homework Help (345-4590; Central Office: 801 N. 11th St., 63103)-tutoring locations at Bevo-Long, Carondelet-Blow, Clay, Fanning, Ford, Hamil ton, Jefferson, Nottingham, Shaw, Sherman, Sigel, Stevens, Turner, Vashon, Walbridge, Yeatman-Liddell

YMCA of Greater St. Louis (Literacy Office: 353-4960 ext.33)-free, various sites; reading help only; long-term program; waiting list; Also available: YREAD Program-free tutoring by trained volunteers; assessment testing for students at least 1 year behind in school , open to students 3,d through 5th grade

TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers: 951-5477; Central Office: St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, 5600 Oakland Avenue, St.Louis,M063110. (http://www.heccstl.com/trio.html - Free services are funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education, primarily to individuals who are low-income, first-generation college-ready and at least nineteen (19) years old. Services include: assistance in Completing Financial Aid Applications and college applications, career exploration, resume assistance, and one-to-one education counseling.

TRIO Upward Bound Program:

  • Services are provided primarily to students in St. Louis Public Schools (grades 9-12) who are low-income
  • first-generation college-ready, and have potential for postsecondary education

Free services include:

  • Special Instruction to Prepare Participants for Mathematics, Science and Health-Related Careers
  • A Six-Week, Nonresidential Summer Program Offering Academics, Workshops and Cultural Events
  • Free Lunch Program
  • Free Transportation to and From all Classes and Activities
  • Stipends and Awards Instruction in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Foreign Language
  • Computer and Science Laboratory Instruction
  • Personal Counseling
  • Academic Advising and Assistance
  • Tutorial Services
  • Participation in Cultural Events and Special Academic Programs

TRIO Talent Search Program: Its primary purposes are to

  1. identify qualified youth with potential for education at the postsecondary level;
  2. encourage them to complete secondary school and undertake a program of postsecondary education;
  3. encourage persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to reenter these programs.

Referrals to GED Programs

  • College Campus Visits
  • Selecting the Institution or Program Best Suited to the Student
  • Assistance in Completion of Admissions Applications
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Searches
  • Assistance in Completion of Federal Financial Aid Applications
  • Helping Students with Self-Esteem
  • Developing Skills that Help Improve Grades
  • One-on-One Educational Counseling
  • Interest Inventory Testing
  • Assistance in High School Course Selection
  • Career Exploration
  • Participation in Cultural Events

YWCA Head Start: 427-4940 or 1-866-777-START
(www.ywcastlouis.org) -provides early childhood education and school age childcare; financial assistance available.

Youth Build St. Louis: 621-1411
(http://youthbuild.org)- YouthBuild St. Louis AmeriCorps is an alternative education, construction training, employment, and leadership development program serving low- income St. Louis youths, ages 18-24, who have not completed high school. Youthbuild St. Louis's full-time 40 week competency-based integrated curriculum combines construction work experience training creating affordable housing with GED basic academic, computer, vocational/construction, entrepreneurial , and career/life/leadership ski lls classes; conservation education; AmeriCorps community service; and leadership development activities. Also built into the program are individual, peer, and group counseling; supportive services; child care; driver's education; and cultural appreciation. This program serves St. Louis City youth ages 18-24, unemployed without a high school diploma or GED, and be drug-free.

Employment

Food

Angel Food Ministries- (http://www.angelfoodministries.com/)

Food Outreach- 652- 3663; 3117 Olive Street,63103
(http://www.foodoutreach.org/)
Food Outreach is a nutrition resource for men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS or undergoing treatment for cancer in 174 zip codes throughout the metro St. Louis area, including various counties in Illinois.

Operation Food Search- Hunger Hotline: 726-5355; 6282 Olive Boulevard, 63130
(http://www.operationfoodsearch.org/)
This is an automated phone system. Caller types in their zip code and recording will give you list of all pantries in your area with location, phone number, hours of operation and what items you need to take with you.

Housing

Adequate Housing for Missourians: 863-0015; 7935 Page Blvd., 63133
(http://www.shelterlistings.org/details/36416/  housing formissourians/ahfm.html.) -Main service is the Rent Assistance Loan fund-RALF, which provides interest-free loans for a security deposit when families are moving into public housing or Section 8. Repayments may be made in cash and/or credit at $5/hour for volunteer community service

Better Family Life: 367-3440; 724 Union Blvd., 63108
(www.betterfamilylife.org)- housing counseling services and down-payment assistance

Beyond Housing: 533-0600; 4156 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63110;
(www.beyondhousing.org)- Services for St.Louis City. St. Louis and unincorporated St. Charles Counties, as well as St. Clair County, Illinois include:

  • Home Improvement Services
  • Healthy Home Repair
  • Home Purchase Services
  • The Bridge to Homeownership Program

Catholic Services: 367-5500; 4532 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63108
(www.ccstl.org)- Assists low- to moderate-income families achieve long-term housing stability and affordable housing. Agency assists homeless individuals and families with emergency shelter.

Circle of Concern: 636-861-2623; 112 St. Louis Ave., Valley Park, 63088
(http://www.circleofconcern.org/) -Circle of Concern reaches out to west and southwest St. Louis County families. Circle feeds the hungry; provides emergency help with rent, utilities and other necessities; gives school supplies, scholarships and summer "camperships" to young people and shares the spirit of the Holidays with less fortunate families.

Community Action Agency of St. Louis County: 863-0015; 2709 Woodson, St. Louis, Mo. 63144
(www.caastlc.org) - offers several housing programs for homeless and low-to-moderate income families throughout St. Louis County; programs include Home Buyers Club (for persons wanting to purchase a home within 12-18 months, helps them improve or repair t heir credit score, home-buyer education and housing counseling with a HUD Certified counselor), Transitional Housing Program (homeless families), Home Ownership Program (for families in transitional housing), Missourians Building Assets Program (matched savings program to help working families save toward a down payment for a house); rent & mortgage assistance; home repair workshops.

Housing Authority; 531-4770 (St. Louis City); 428-3200 (St. Louis County)-Assistance with Section 8 and Public Housing (WAITING LIST FOR SECTION 8)

Housing Resource Center: 314- 802- 5444. Press 1
-programs and services include:. Case Management; Eviction/Foreclosure Prevention; Housing and Homelessness Hot Line; Mobile Outreach; Relocation from condemned or inadequate housing

HUD Housing Information/Concerns (St. Louis): 888-297-8685
-helps apartment owner offer reduced rents to low-income tenants; provides affordable housing for low income families, elderly, and disabled; Section 8 housing where you find your own place to live and use Sect ion 8 voucher to pay for all or a portion of the rent

St. Patrick's Center: 802-0700; 800 N. Tucker, St. Louis, Mo. 63101
(www.stpatrickcenter.org)- provide housing assistance through several programs, including:
*Operation Independent Housing -This program helps employed individuals and their families find and retain market-rate housing. Along with living skills training, clients receive housing counseling and 12 months of declining rental subsidies.
*Neighborhood Support-This prevention program helps families in existing housing to overcome housing crises through utility or rent payments. Clients also receive clothing, food , bus tickets, and household goods.

St. Vincent DePaul Society: 531-2183; 4127 Forest Park Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108
(http://www.svdpstl.org/) -Helping t hose in need with t he basic necessities - food, clothing, shelter, utility assistance, transportation and emotional comfort.

United Way I&R: 314-421-INFO
(www.stl.unitedway.org)- Referral service for a variety of needs, including housing assistance.

Urban League of St. Louis: 615-3600; 3701 Grandel Sq. , 63108
(http://www.ulstl.org/) -Provides utility, rent al, and mortgage assistance to low-income people in St. Louis City and County in Missouri.

www.socialserve.com: - Free website that allows person to search for all available apartments in St. Louis by rent range, zip code, # of rooms, utilities included, and Section 8 status as well as other specifications.

Hotlines

AIDS and STD Hotline: 1(800)342-2437

AIDS Information Hotline: 367-0494 (Aids Foundation of St. Louis)

American Red Cross HIV Hotline: 516-2761

Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline: 1-800-392-3738

Drug, Gang, Homicide Hotline(Anonymous and non-traceable): 314-241-2677

Drug hotline: 1-800-711-6375 -Treatment services information for drugs & alcohol.

Drug Overdose/ Poison Hotline: 314-772-5200

KUTO (Kids Under Twenty One): 1-888-644-5886
-Staffed everyday after 4pm CST by volunteers who are trained to listen and help identify problems and develop effective solutions. Daily hours of operation are:
Sunday - Thursday: 4p.m - 10p.m
Friday & Saturday: 4p.m - 12a.m
888/314-644-5886
*The Help line is a safe resource for youth where they are free to express their concerns, explore feelings , identify stressors, and realize effective coping mechanisms

Life Crisis Services Hotline: 314-647-4357

National Runaway Switchboard: 1-800-786-2929

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
-information and referral resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
-24-hour , toll-free suicide prevent ion service available to anyone in suicidal crisis

Nineline(Covenant House): 1-800-999-9999: nineline.org
-Youth or caregivers can call this free hotline 24 hours a day to talk with crisis counselors: web site can be used to ask questions through the Nineline Forum, search for more help in the community, learn more about caregiver and youth issues.

Parental Stress Helpline: 1-800-367-2543

Safeplace: 314-531-SAFE
-Area Safe Place sponsors, such as Quick Trip, MetroRide or a local firehouse can help youth ages 13-17 find t heir way to a shelter, care, food, support, and counseling: immediate assistance available, 24 hours a day.

Shelter Hotline: 802-5444 (St. Louis City & County)

St. Louis Homeless Hotline: 314-802-5444

Teen AIDS Hotline: 1-800-234-8336 (Mon.-Fri., 4-8 p.m.)

Women's Crisis Hotline: 531-7273
-Sexual assault, domestic violence, rape, all women's issues.

Safe Connections: (314) 646-7500 Office (314) 531-2003

Youth Emergency Services Helpline: 314-727-6294
-The YES Helpline operates 365 days a year and 24 hours a day, providing crisis intervention, counseling and referral information to anyone who calls.

Legal

Gateway Legal Services: 534-0404 or toll free (888) 782-8380; 200 North Broadway, Suite 950, St. Louis, MO 63102
(http://www.gatewaylegal.org/ ) -Non-profit legal-aid law firm dedicated to helping poor and disabled and consumers who have been defrauded and wronged.

Lawyer Referral Service: 621-6681
(http://www.bamsl.org/) -Referral service maintains a listing of attorneys who practice in the metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri-Illinois area. After you contact the service and they have reviewed your problem, the Service will e-mail you the name of a lawyer near you who practices in your area of need. You will also be sent by US mail a confirmation and statement for $30 which entitles you to up to a one-half hour consultation with the attorney.

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri: 534-4200; 4232 Forest Park Avenue. St. Louis, Missouri 63108
(http://www.lsem.org/)-Legal Services of Eastern Missouri , Inc. (LSEM) is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides high-quality civil legal assistance and equal access to justice for low- income people in Eastern Missouri

Missouri State Public Defender (criminal law) St. Louis City: 340-7625 ·St. Louis County: 615-4778
(http://www.publicdefender.mo.gov/index.htm) -Missouri Public Defenders are attorneys that provide legal representation to all indigent persons accused or convicted of crimes, and those whose liberty is jeopardized in sexually violent predator commitment proceedings, at the levels of the State Trial Court, Appellate Court, Missouri Supreme Court, and United States Supreme Court. Those who qualify for Public Defender services must meet indigency standards as determined by the Public Defender Commission in accordance with state statute. Those receiving MSPD services are required to contribute toward the cost of their defense, after completion of the case, according to their ability.

St. Louis City Family Court (Juvenile): 552-2000; 920 N. Vandeventer Ave., 63108

St. Louis County Family Court (Juvenile): 615-4400; 501 S. Brentwood Blvd. , 63105
(www.stlouisco.com)

LGBT

Metro Trans Umbrella Group (MTUG)-270-2155;438 N Skinker Blvd, 63130 
(http://www.stlmetrotrans.com/home.html
Bring together the community of trans, gender queer, androgynous, intersex, and allies in the St. Louis metro area through community, visibility, advocacy, and education.

Growing American Youth-669-5428; Mailing Address: c/o Trinity Church 600 N. Euclid, St. Louis, MO 63108
(http://growingamericanyouth.org)
Growing American Youth is a social support organization for youth who live near St. Louis and who are 21 and under and may identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual or questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity. 

The LGBT Center of St. Louis- 472-5428 or 1-888-350-4477
(http://lgbtcenterstl.org)
The goal of The LGBT Center of St. Louis is to to provide a safe and welcoming space, resources, and support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and allied  community of St. Louis and its surrounding areas through education, empowerment, outreach, and community building.

PFLAG St. Louis-821-3524; Mailing Address:P.O. Box 410114, 63141; check website for meeting locations
(http://pflagstlouis.org)
"We help parents and others who attend our meetings go through the process of understanding our loved ones and how society’s stigma has affected them and us.  We learn to let go of the shame and discomfort by meeting other lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals.  We also meet parents who are totally comfortable with their LGBT children.  We confront the lies and misinformation coming from a society that promotes the irrational fear called homophobia.  We educate ourselves and show our pride by participating in public education forums and even marching in parades."

#Boom Media- (http://boom.lgbt)
#Boom Media is a St. Louis-based news, advocacy and community publication serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and urban progressive community.

The Vital Voice- 256-1196;4579 Laclede Ave #268, 63108
(http://thevitalvoice.com)
Vital VOICE Omnimedia is the Midwest’s premier lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) informational source for a modern life/style. 

TransParent  (http://www.transparentstl.org/)  Providing "support, information and resources to help parents confidently navigate their gender independent child’s personal journey of self-discovery to authentic living." TransParent meets once per month on the 3rd Thursday.

Mentoring

Americorps: 314-772-9002; 1315 Ann Ave., 63104
(www.americorps-stl.org) -Mentoring services available for the following Elementary Schools: Adams, Mullanphy, Bryan Hill, Meramec, Jefferson, Froebel and for the following Middle Schools: L'Ouverture, Turner MEGA Magnet, Gateway, Stowe, and Humboldt.

Big Brothers Big Sisters:
*4625 Lindell Blvd., Suite 501
St. Louis, Mo. 63108
314-361-5900

*1236 Jungermann Rd., Suite G
St. Peters, Mo. 63376
636-939-2227

*1028 North Kingshighway, Suite A-3
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
573-339-0184
(http://www.bbbsemo.org/) -Several types of mentoring programs for youth ages 5-17 living in the Eastern Missouri area.

Faith & Family Connections: 636-940-8027 (main office); 1017 Olive, 63101
(www.connections@connectionstosuccess.org) -A free interfaith mentoring program for families transitioning to self-reliance.

Family Court of St. Louis County: 615-8448; 501S.Brentwood,ClaytonMo.63105

Foster Care Coalition: 367-8373; 111 N. 7'h St. #6, St. Louis, Mo. 63101
(www.foster-adopt.org) -Community volunteers are matched with youth as mentors or advocates at court hearings.

Girls, Inc.: 314-385-8088; 3801 Nelson Drive, 63121
(www.girlsincstl.org) -Provides educational and cultural opportunities for girls ages 4-18.

Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club: 314-652-8300; 2901 North Grand Avenue, 63107
(http://www.bgcstl.org/homepage.aspx) -Serves children 6-18 in both St. Louis City and County; no transportation; programs are available in the areas of education, health, the arts, careers, alcohol/drug and pregnancy prevention, leadership development and athletics.

Mentor St. Louis: 531-2570 ext.l02; 4236 Lindell Blvd., Suite 105, 63108
(www.bgcstl.org/programs-services/mentor-stlouis.aspx)- Serves youth K-5th grade; targeted for single-parent homes. CD involvement, & struggling academically.

Mentoring Program Lutheran Family & Children's Services: 534-1515; 8631 Delmar, 63124
(www.lfcsmo.org)-Serves Humboldt, Riverview, Miriam, Townsend, and Turner Schools, for children ages 5-17; anger management, character development (hygiene, values, & socialization).

Northside Community Center: 531-4161; 4120 Moffit, St. Louis, 63113
(http://www.nsyssc.com) - Youth programs include: "'Social Services "'Family, group, and individual counseling "'Job training and placement "'Parent support group "'Intensive after-care f or youthful offenders "'Deliquency prevention "'Substance Abuse prevention "'Food pantry "'Social Service referrals "'Education and Character Building "'Mentoring "'Leadership development "'Field and recreation trips "'Homework assistance/tutoring "'Organized sports " 'Computer Skills training "'Parenting classes (residents in zip codes 63107, 63113, 63115)

Progressive Youth Connection: 963-8368; 9530 Watson, 63126
(www.epworth.org/programs/progressive-youth-connection-pyc/) -This program is a community service and leadership group for high school students. They provide mentoring and enrichment opportunities to youth in the community and assist with other PYC programs and events.

St. Louis Volunteer Resource Parents: 877-2012; 4411 N. Newstead, 63115
(https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/org33289.jsp) -Serves St. Louis City/County resident, pregnant or parenting youth with children under 12 months of age; the pragram matches pregnant and parent ing teens under 22 years old with adult volunteer mentors in the community for a supportive one-on-one relationship.

St. Paul Saturdays: 429-8365; 1260 Hamilton Ave., 63112
Serves African American boys, ages 5-17, who reside in St. Louis metro area; first Saturday of every month 1.5 hour tutoring sessions are offered; the youth spend other Saturdays visiting places throughout St. Louis, including the St. Louis Science Center, the Black Repertory Theatre, Laumeier Sculpture Park and the Saint Louis Symphony.

University of Missouri-St. Louis: 615-4400
-Serves St. Louis County court involved youth ages 12-16; must be referred by Family Court DJOs.

UrbanFUTURE:
(www.urbanfuturestl.org)-Mentoring and Tutoring services available for Middle School Students located in Fanning Middle School and Busch Middle School. We are always recruiting community volunteers to become a Mentor or a Tutor! Volunteer opportunities are once a week (Monday-Thursday), for one hour (4:30PM -5:30PM). Please contact Nikki Martinez, Community Outreach Manager, 314.776.3434, 2823 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103, at volunteer@urbanfuturestl.org

Misc.

Buddy Fund: 535-2100; 2827 Clark Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63017
(www.buddyfund.org)- Charity organization which purchases sports equipment for approved organizations supporting underprivileged or handicapped kids.

BWORKS: 664-0828 (BikeWORKS) 4102 Shenandoah , 63110; 664-9537 (ByteWORKS) 4100 Shenandoah. 63110; (http://www.bworks.org/)-
*BikeWORKS: Earn-A-Bike classes are held throughout the year with most classes offered dur ing the summer. The classes are designed to teach bicycle mechanics, maintenance, and safety. In addition to these hands-on skills, youth also learn responsibility and positive conflict reso lution. Youth who successfully complete the program earn a bike and helmet. These youth are more confident, possess a greater sense of respect and respectability, and have a stronger desire to serve and improve their community.
*ByteWORKS: This is a free program for youth who live in the Shaw and surrounding neighborhoods, who would like to earn a computer. To earn a computer the child must attend a series of six classes of about two hours each. The classes cover such things as computer hardware, operating systems, windows, and various applications such as word processing, computer graphics, spreadsheets, internet browsers and e-mail. The classes are held at the ByteWORKS shop at 4100 Shenandoah and are conducted by our volunteers. Upon successful completion of the classes each child receives a refurbished computer to take home.

Caring for Kids: 726-KIDS; 7751 Carondelet Ave., Suite 702, Clayton, Mo. 63105
- Not-for-profit organization established to provide funds and services to children whose needs are not being met through the court system; these needs range from the basic, bus passes or school supplies, to the more substantial, eyeglasses or orthodontics;
*Eligibility requirements include:
-youth must have an open juvenile case with the Court or be involved with Truancy Court
-all other fund ing sources should be explored and ruled out (for example , if parents have insurance or MC+, this should be used prior to requesting assistance from this source)
*Please consult with CD worker about referral (request forms must be completed and submitted by the Deputy .Juvenile Officer)

Chafee Program: (contact local Children's Division office or case manager for details)
-Youth in Children's Division Custody ages 16-21 or youth who left Children's Division custody after age 17.5 and are not yet 21 years of age MAY qualify for some monetary assistance to help with necessary items which cannot be paid for through other funding sources (for example, youth are eligible for $200 toward high school graduation expenses, such as cap & gown, senior photos, class ring, etc.)

Kids in the Middle: 909-9922; 121 West Monroe Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63122
(http://www.kidsinthemiddle.org/)- Mental health services to families experiencing difficult transitions such as separation, divorce and remarriage.

Little Wishes (Foster Care and Adoptive Care Coalition): 340-7722 or 800- FOSTER-3; 111 N. 7'h St., 6'h Floor, St. Louis, Mo., 63101
(www.foster-adopt.org) -Program sponsored by the Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition, the Junior League of St. Louis, and KSDK-TV News Channel 5; Little Wishes raises donations from the public to fund opportunities that help foster children have a childhood, grow and thrive; examples of such help include summer camp, tutoring services, music lessons, athletics, etc.; eligible youth must be in foster care and are lim ited to one wish per year; other criteria are considered when making a referral -contact CD worker or call for additional information ("'program can sometimes assist with "senior wishes" to help with such things as prom and graduation expenses, yearbook, and senior class activities)

MORE Time Dollar Exchange/MTDE (Grace Hill): 539-9500; 2600 Hadley, 63106
(www.gracehill.org) -Service barter system which helps meet the basic needs of neighbors; participants giving an hour of help earn a "time dollar", allowing neighbors to both give and receive help while keeping track of their involvement thru a computer network; services range from transportation to household chores to daycare.

MORE Time Dollar Stores(above): For store locations, please refer to Grace Hill website:
(www.gracehill.org) -Time Dollars can also be used in these MORE Time Dollar Stores; items are available that cannot be purchased with food stamps.

Websites for foster youth:
*Foster Clubs:
(www.fosterclub.com/fyi3com)-online "clubhouse", both local and national; includes articles, message boards, and important information for teens and young adults in foster care (http://www.fosterclub.com)- national network for youth in foster care
(http://www.fosterclub.org/grownups)- foster care website for supportive adults

*Teen Resource Bureau/ Youth Helping Youth Website:
(http://www.ysbworks.com/)- financial education for teens, focusing on college education and saving

Substance Abuse

Alateen & AI-Anon: 1-888-425-2666
(http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/)- This organization's purpose is to help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects OF LIVING WITH THE PROBLEM DRINKING OF A RELATIVE OR FRIEND. Similarly, Alateen, is the recovery program for YOUNG PEOPLE. Alateen groups are sponsored by AI-Anon members. The St. Louis area location is in Maplewood

Bridgeway Counseling Services: Phone: (314) 521-5887 ext. 107, Saint Louis County Center; 119 Church Street ,Suite 225, Saint Louis, MO 63135
(http://www.bridgewaybh.com/)- Outpatient substance abuse treatment services; sliding scale fee based on income and other factors; payment assistance available.

Catholic Family Services: (314) 544-3800; 9200 Watson Road, St. Louis MO, 63126
(http://www.cfsstl.org/)- Youth programs, health programs, drug & alcohol prevention.

Community Action Agency of St. Louis County: (314)863-0015; 2709 Woodson Rd., Overland, MO 63114
(http://www.caastlc.org/index.html)- Drug & Alcohol counseling consists of educational classes in addition to individual counseling, group sessions, family counseling and aftercare maintenance

Crossroads Program: 636-532-9991
-Support groups and activities for teens recovering from alcohol and/or drug addiction
a. Intensive outpatient and individual counseling. Parent groups also available.

Comtrea: (636)931-2700 (St. Louis Office); 3407 A Jefferson, St. Louis, Missouri 63118
(https://www.comtrea.org/)- Provides both outpatient and residential drug/alcohol treatment for adults and youth.

Edgewood Programs/ St. John's Mercy Medical Center: 251-6565; 615 S. New Ballas, St. Louis, Mo. 63141
- Services include adolescent drug and alcohol treatment; day treatment and partial hospitalization also available, hospital in-patient care, programs for outpatient recovery.

Harris House Foundation: 631-4299; 8327 S. Broadway, St. Louis, Missouri 63111
(http://www.harrishousestl.org/)- Safe and Sober supportive housing where positive lif e changes can begin. ,Individual and group substance abuse counseling, A structured living environment , designed to guide a resident to a sober, productive and responsible lifestyle. Access to public transportation & employment resources. Case Management providing important medical & dental care.

Missouri Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse: 877-0370

NCADA (National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse): 962-3456; 8790 Manchester Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63144
(http://ncada-stl.org/)-Providesinformationalandeducationalservicesaboutsubstanceabuse. as well as counseling and referrals; NCADA also has many prevention programs and workshops designed especially for youth

TREND Program (Turning Resources and Energy in New Directions):
National student-led program that brings together local groups of teens together for social, recreational and community service programs that serve as an alternative to activities where fun involves the Use of drugs and/ or alcohol.

Transportation

Chafee Program (Children's Division): contact local CD office or case manager for details
-Youth in Children's Division Custody ages 16-21 or youth who left Children's Division custody after age 17.5 and are not yet 21 years of age may qualify for driving lessons if they already have a valid permit; they may also qualify for limited funds toward car repairs.

Emergency Assistance Ministry IT.E.A .M.l: 831-0879; 265 St. Catherine, Florissant, 63031 (zip codes 63031, 63032, 63033,63034, & 63042)

Metro System (bus. Metrolink. and Call-A-Ride): (http://www.metrostlouis.org/Default.aspx) or 231-2345 for bus routes & times
Call-A-Ride: 289-5230 (http://www.metrostlouis.org/PlanYourTrip/MapsSchedules/CallARide.aspx) -Curb-to-curb van service primarily used for disabled individuals, but does have limited services to general public, contracted with DMH & Special School District- reservations required.

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT): 1-888-9513
-Intended for rides to a Medicaid!MC+ covered appointment (must call at least 5 business days in advance for reservation.)

Ride Finders: 1-800-847-7433
(http://www.ridefinders.org/)- Helps find carpools to and from work.

St. Patrick's Center: 802-0700; 800 N. Tucker, St. Louis, Mo. 63101
(www.stpatrickcenter.org)- Transportation, such as donated cars and bus tickets, is made available to newly employed St. Patrick Center clients to ease the challenge of finding transportation to their jobs.

Ways to Work (Provident Counseling): 371-6500; 2650 Olive St., St. Louis, 63103
(http://providentstl.org/ways-to-work.html ) -Provides small loans of $500-$4,000 that may be used for chi Id care, car repairs, a mortgage payment or toward the purchase of a used car.

Wheels for Success: 636-940-8027; 523 S. Fifth St., St. Charles, Mo. 63301
(www.connectionstosuccess.org) -Program providing safe and reliable automobiles to low- income families; must be employed full time, no driving offenses making insurability cost prohibitive, valid Missouri or Illinois driver license, financially unable to purchase & maintain a vehicle; each recipient receives car , license, insurance and maintenance for one year in exchange for a monthly payment of approximately $50-$75, at the end of the year the recipient is given sole ownership.