ALIVE (Alternatives to Living In Violent Environments)

P.O. Box 11201 St. Louis, MO  63105
Hotline/Crisis Line: 314-993-2777
Administrative Line: 314-993-7080

Offers support services and emergency sanctuary to adults and children affected by domestic abuse. Both women and men can call 24-hour crisis line, attend individual counseling and parent education, be assisted at court with Orders of Protection and other legal hearings plus stay in Nights of Safety program for a few nights. Support groups are offered to women and children are assisted with the help of play and art therapy.

Animal Protective Association of Missouri

1705 S. Hanley Road, Brentwood, MO  63144
Administrative Line: 314-645-4610, x112

The APA of MO is an animal shelter that offers temporary housing to pets of domestic violence. The domestic violence victim must be living in a DV shelter and have case worker contact us. 

AWARE Program at Barnes Jewish Hospital

One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63110; Mail Stop 90.71.406

Administrative Line: 314-362-9273

Provides individual comprehensive advocacy and support to patients and employees of Barnes-Jewish Hospital experiencing problems from abuse by a current or former partner.

Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis 

4443 West Pine Street, St. Louis, MO  63108
UMSL-STL One University Blvd., St. Louis, MO  63121
Administrative Line: 314-535-3003

Provides high-quality trauma-focused services to youth, families, and the community. Promotes resiliency, physical safety, and emotional stability through comprehensive research, forensic, clinical, educational, and advocacy programming in a University-based, multidisciplinary center.

Children’s Division 

4411 N. Newstead, St. Louis, MO  63115
Hotline/Crisis Line:  800-392-3738
Administrative Line: 314-340-7007

Provides child abuse and neglect investigations, case management, intact/foster care, licensing of foster homes, and adoption/guardianship management.

Mission: to partner with families, communities and government to protect children from abuse and neglect and assure safety, permanency, and well-being for Missouri’s children. Guiding principles are:  Protection: children have a right to be safe and live free from abuse and neglect; Permanency: children are entitled to enduring, nurturing relationships that provide a sense of family, stability, and belonging; Partnership: families, communities, and government share the responsibility to create safe, nurturing environments for families to raise their children – only through working together can better outcomes be achieved; Practice: the family is the basic building block of society and is irreplaceable: building on their strengths, families are empowered to identify and access services that support, preserve and strengthen their function; Professionalism: staff are valued, respected and supported throughout their career and, in turn, provide excellent service that values, respects and supports families.

Crime Victim Advocacy Center 

539 N. Grand, Suite 400, St. Louis, MO  63103
Hotline/Crisis Line: 314-652-3623

Legal Hotline: 314-652-3623
Administrative Line: 314-289-5650

Provides services to victims of all types of crime in Missouri and Illinois including crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, criminal justice guidance, information on victim issues and victim rights, preparation for restorative justice activities, referral to community resources, and assistance filing victim compensation at no cost. The Legal Advocates for Abused Women Program partners with the legal system to provide safety planning, legal information, crisis intervention, offers assistance in filing, and free legal representation for Orders of Protection.

Family Resource Center 

3309 S. Kingshighway, St. Louis, MO  63139
Hotline/Crisis Line: 314-534-9350
Administrative Line: 314-534-9350

Offers a continuum of family-centered services designed to heal, empower and build upon each individual’s/family’s natural strengths. Programs help kids and families heal from the trauma of abuse, neglect, and domestic violence by strengthening families through therapeutic, educational, support and advocacy services. Services include therapy (including a variety of evidence-based practice models) for families and individuals, intensive in-home services, foster care and adoption, MO Mentoring program, Therapeutic Preschool Day Treatment, and PathBuilders…a community approach to chronic child maltreatment for all ages and any income level. Services are covered by most insurance companies or self-pay with a sliding fee scale.

International Institute of St. Louis

3401 Arsenal St., St. Louis, MO 63118
Administrative Line: 314-773-9090

The International Institute of St. Louis offers comprehensive adjustment services for refugees and immigrants in our community. These newcomers who have fled war-torn countries around the world benefit from top notch welcoming services, including English, Computer & Citizenship classes, job search & training, counseling and social work, refugee resettlement, technical assistance, micro-finance funds, translation and interpretation. We strive to bridge cultural gaps by providing community cultural trainings, cultural celebrations, and fee-based translations and interpretation. We collaborate in numerous local and national initiatives to promote positive social, cultural and economic prosperity for all. 

Kathy J. Weinman Shelter

P.O. Box 5852, St. Louis, MO 63134
Hotline & Administrative Line: 314-423-1117

The Kathy J. Weinman Shelter offers: safe shelter; court and legal advocacy; health screenings; support groups for women and children; case management; professional therapy for individual women and children; and structured programs for children. 

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri

4232 Forest Park Avenue, St. Louis, MO  63108
Hotline/Crisis Line: 314-534-4200
Administrative Line: 314-534-4200

Provides free, high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income individuals in Eastern Missouri.

The Lasting Solutions Program provides representation to survivors of domestic violence to obtain orders of protection, dissolutions of marriage, and resolve paternity and custody issues. Court advocacy, crisis intervention and safety planning are provided through social workers.

The Immigration Law Program assists low-income immigrants and refugees with representation at family visa petitions, adjustment to permanent residence, battered immigrant spouse self-petitions, human trafficking, representation in removal cases, waiver applications and naturalization.

Both programs offer community education and outreach

Life Source Consultants

119 Church Street, Suite 219, St. Louis, MO  63135

4144 Lindell Blvd, Suite 401, St. Louis, MO 63108
Hotline/Crisis Line: 314-524-0686
Administrative Line: 314-524-4130

Provides non-residential services of crisis intervention, case management with follow-up, professional counseling, spiritual counseling upon request, support groups, emergency legal advocacy, personal advocacy, Teen Violence Prevention Program, emergency transportation, limited utility and food assistance, Verizon HopeLine Cell Phones, Safe at Home Application Assistance, and domestic and sexual violence community education presentations. All services are free.

Lydia’s House 

P.O. Box 2722, St. Louis, MO 63116
Administrative Line: 314-771-4411 x104

Transitional housing for abused women and their children.

Missouri Board of Probation and Parole 

Provides supervision of those individuals on probation and parole in St. Louis City and County.

Provident, Inc. 

2650 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO  63103
Hotline/Crisis Line: 314-647-HELP (4357) 
Administrative Line: 314-371-6500

Counseling: Individual and family counseling, in-school counseling, and group counseling in specialized areas such as domestic violence prevention, self-injury support, and sexual offender treatment, provided by experienced and licensed clinical therapists.

Crisis Intervention: Life Crisis hotline, suicide prevention services, suicide survivor support, community outreach, and crisis training. 

After-school services: Tutoring, mentoring, and enrichment programming.

Redevelopment Opportunities for Women – A Division of Family Resource Center

Physical Address: 1914 Olive St, Ste 200, St. Louis, MO 63103
Mailing Address: PO Box 806, St. Louis, MO 63188
Administrative Line: 314-588-8300

Empowers women and their families to build skills, economic security, safety, and hope for the future through a variety of programs that create a foundation where women are able to develop the necessary skills and abilities to begin to take control of their lives. These programs include Family Strengths Program, Family Literacy Program (GED), ROW’s Economic Action Program (REAP), REAP’s Individual Development Account (IDA) Program, Safety and Security through Housing First (SSHF), and Multilingual Access Project (MAP).

Safe Connections 

2165 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis, MO  63139
Hotline/Crisis Line: 314-531-2003
Administrative Line: 314-646-7500

Safe Connections offers a 24-hour crisis helpline, individual therapy and support services for women and teen boys and girls who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and survivors of childhood sexual abuse both on site and in the community. Also provides prevention education around the issues of relationship and sexual violence in middle school, high schools, college campuses, and alternative settings through Project HART, Guys’ Groups, Girls’ Groups and Safe Connections on Campus.

Saint Louis Crisis Nursery 

22720 Administration Drive, Suite 18, St. Louis, MO 63146
Hotline/Crisis Line: 314-292-5770
Administrative Line: 314-292-5776

The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery is committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect and provides emergency intervention, respite care and support to families in crisis through: 

  • Short-term care for young children in a safe and nurturing environment.
  • Helping families resolve crisis.
  • Offering resources for empowerment, ongoing support and parent education.
  • Community outreach and awareness.
  • Advocacy for children and families.

Saint Louis Safety Group

6208 Pennsylvania Ave, St. Louis, MO 63111
Administrative Line: 314-402-8681

Offers support, networking, continuing education and positive ways of dealing with city-living issues. Working city-wide with neighbors interested in the safety and preservation of our neighborhoods.

Saint Martha’s Hall 

P.O. Box 4950, St. Louis, MO  63108
Hotline/Crisis Line: 314-533-1313

Saint Martha’s Hall helps abused women and their children break the cycle of violence in their lives by offering shelter to the abused women 18 years of age or older and their children. We provide a 24-hour, safe and confidential shelter with a standard stay of 12 weeks during which the following services are provided: support group for adults and children, parenting groups for adults, advocacy services including legal advocacy information and referral, and a children’s therapy program. Follow-up services for former residents are provided for up to one year after they leave the shelter. We also operate a 24-hour crisis hotline. Community education is also available at no charge.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Victim Services Office 

1114 Market Street, Room 401, St. Louis, MO 63101
Administrative Line: 314-622-4373

Victim Services offers a variety of services, including court advocacy and referrals for victims of Domestic Violence.

Once a case has been opened by the Circuit Attorney’s Office, a Victim Advocate Caseworker is assigned to provide court information, notification of hearings, and support and other assistance to the victim.

Victim Services is a member of the DV Unit team that includes attorneys and investigators to assure continuity of contact and services for the victim while the case proceeds through the criminal justice process. A VS Advocate Caseworker:

  • Offers court accompaniment to all pre-trial hearings, all trials, and sentencing.
  • Provides the victim with monthly case updates, such as information on the status of the defendant and the status of the case.
  • Educates the victim regarding the criminal justice system.
  • Provides information on Crime Victims’ Compensation.
  • Maintains contact with the victim to discuss safety planning, domestic violence issues, the cycle of violence, identity needs, etc.
  • Provides information on Orders of Protection.
  • Provides referrals to shelters, counseling, support groups and other community resources (housing, legal assistance, food, etc).
  • Provides emotional support to victims while in court. 

St. Louis Community College – Forest Park

5600 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
Administrative Line: 314-644-9100 

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department: Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART)  

1200 Clark Street, St. Louis, MO  63103
Hotline/Crisis Line: Call 9-1-1 for emergencies
Administrative Line: 314-444-5385

The Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART) is responsible for investigating and reporting domestic abuse cases, stalking, order of protection violations, incidents where the perpetrator is a current or former partner/spouse, and elder abuse cases.

The Women’s Safe House  

P.O. Box 63010, St. Louis, MO  63163
Hotline/Crisis: 314-772-4535
Administrative Line: 314-772-4535

The mission of The Women’s Safe House (TWSH) is to provide safe shelter and support services for battered women and their dependent children, and to empower women to make informed choices about their futures. We offer a variety of services, including confidential emergency shelter with all basic needs met and three meals per day; advocacy and case management services including support groups and referrals to community resources; a 24×7 Crisis Hotline answered by staff or trained volunteers; a structured children’s program with child-related case management support available; our AfterCare Program which provides eligible clients 12 months of follow-up case management and financial support post-shelter; and community education to the greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area.


4331 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 631408
Hotline/Crisis Line: 314-773-4626
Administrative Line: 314-783-0479 or 314-991-7990

Thrive St. Louis Express Women’s Healthcare offers low cost/no cost women’s healthcare services including free pregnancy testing, STD testing and ultrasounds. We also have educational programs for middle schools through high schools that address sexual integrity, and a college program called “Date Safe” that focuses on sexual risk prevention and self defense. 

Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit Family Court 

920 N. Vandeventer, St. Louis, MO  63108
Administrative Line: 314-552-2000

Provides case management which include numerous services to cases that fall under court jurisdiction including the following: all divorce actions, legal separation, separate maintenance, child custody and modification, actions for annulment of marriage, adoption, juvenile proceedings (delinquency and status offense referrals up to 17th birthday), child abuse and neglect cases (up to 18th birthday), termination of parental rights actions, paternity actions, child support, adult abuse, and child protection actions. It is the mission of the City of St. Louis, Family Court – Juvenile Division to administer justice with compassion, dignity, and respect and in the manner that promotes child protection, safe communities, and juvenile competency through holding juveniles accountable repairing harm to victims, and strengthening families.

Women of Grace/Gia Community Development Corporation 

4020 St. Louis Ave, 1st Fl, St. Louis, MO 63107
Hotline/Crisis: 314-652-2572
Administrative Line: 314-652-9196

  • Domestic and sexual violence prevention work
  • Community education
  • Crisis intervention
  • Professional therapy for children, teens and adults
  • Prevention and intervention around teen dating violence, sexual assault, bullying and cyber bullying, and bystander intervention training using Green Dot, Inc
  • Medical advocacy
  • Court/legal advocacy
  • Support groups
  • Social services assistance (food, clothing, limited energy assistance)

YWCA Women’s Resource Center 

140 N. Brentwood Blvd., St. Louis, MO  63105
Hotline/Crisis Line: 314-531-RAPE (7273)
Administrative Line: 314-726-6665

  • Individual professional therapy/case management for male, female and teen survivors of sexual violence or abuse.
  • Group professional therapy/case management for male, female and teen survivors of sexual violence or abuse.
  • 24-hour in person Hospital/Medical Crisis Intervention/Advocacy Services.
  • 24-Hour on Campus Crisis Intervention Services.  
  • Sexual health education program for people with disabilities.
  • 24-Hour Crisis Line.
  • 24-Hour in person Law Enforcement Advocacy for survivors of sexual violence, abuse and domestic sex trafficking.
  • 24-Hour Crisis intervention services for victims of human trafficking. 
  • Safe at Home Application Assistance.
  • Professional training for social service advocacy and law enforcement responding to sexual violence and abuse.
  • Professional training for medical professionals responding to sexual violence and abuse.
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner training.
  • Court advocacy.
  • Community education.
  • Services of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender survivors.

Individual Supporters

Joan Benz, PhD, MSW, LCSW

  • Provides psychotherapy services for children, teens, couples and families of all ages and all types of mental health issues, including domestic violence, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship issues, bi-polar, anger management, GLBT issues, women’s issues and past trauma or abuse.
  • Provides consultation services and expert witness testimony on domestic violence and custody issues, and presents several workshops a year on several topics including ethics, working with adolescents, and domestic violence.
  • See webpage at
  • 10176 Corporate Square Dr. Suite100-S, St. Louis MO 63132
  • 314-307-1117

Patty Cliffe

  • Part-time family treatment therapist at Family Resource Center

Lt. John Harper (retired)

  • St. Louis Police – Sex Crimes/Family Violence
  • Community Member / Consultant

Michelle Henry

  • Assistant Supervisor/FSCS Liaison of the Mediation Unit at the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit of Missouri Family Court – Juvenile Division

Kathy Howard

  • Forensic Nursing Coordinator at St. Louis University Hospital Center for Forensic Excellence
  • Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Services in St. Louis University Hospital Emergency Dept.
  • 3625 Vista Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
  • 314-268-7733