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  • Pattonville Community Resources

    • Welcome to the Community Resources Page!  On this page are links to agencies within the community that provide a variety of services to children and families.  If you have questions or comments, please fill out the Contact Form to the left and submit.  Thank You!!
      The organizations included in this website are independent of and not affiliated with, nor sponsored by the Pattonville School District or the Pattonville Board of Education. The information contained in this website and the views, opinions and programs of these organizations therefore do not necessarily represent those of the Pattonville School District. The Pattonville School District does not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any information from outside organizations. Pattonville reserves the right to remove any information at any time as it deems appropriate.
      None of the individuals or organizations listed on this website has been screened by Pattonville’s rigorous process used for its own staff members for background checks (criminal, abuse and neglect). Parents/guardians should research any resource they choose to use from this resource list to ensure they are legitimate and appropriate for their children.

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    • Adolescent Services

      Covenant House Missouri offers 24 hour crisis services to homeless and runaway youth ages 16-21 seven days a week.

      The Crisis Program is not subject to any predetermined criteria except if the youth is a danger to self or others. In that instance, we will refer the youth to appropriate services. Youth may live in the Crisis Program up to 45 days
      While residing at Covenant House Missouri, youth will have access to:

      Case Management Services
      Life Skills Classes
      GED, Literacy, and tutorial services
      Transportation to and from school
      Employment Services
      Individual, Group, and Family Counseling by an L.P.C
      Recreational and socialization opportunities
      Medical Care

      24 Hour Crisis Line: 1 (800) 999-9999
      Hotline assists teens or friends of teens who have or ar at risk of running away from home.
      Call 1-800-RUNAWAY
      Youth In Need's programs and services include:

      Early Head Start and Head Start
      Out-of-School Time Programs
      Project Safe Place
      Street Outreach Program
      Emergency Shelter
      Transitional Living Program
      Teen Parent Program
      Foster Care & Adoption

      Hotline assists teens or friends of teens who have or ar at risk of running away from home.
      Call 1-800-RUNAWAY
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    • Alcohol & Substance Abuse Service

      The Bridges to Success Program is designed for 13- to 18-year-olds, the program is a confidential, comprehensive, flexible outpatient treatment program for adolescents and their families. Parental involvement is an integral part of the treatment model. The program is led by a certified clinical staff that specializes in adolescent treatment. This program is available for adolescents at two locations:

      St. Charles County

      St. Louis County
      Comprehensive assessment, individual outpatient care and medication management for children and adolescents are available at CenterPointe's Outpatient Clinic at the St. Charles location. Therapeutic services, including individual, family, music and play therapies, also are available through CenterPointe.An Adolescent Evening Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is offered three evenings from either 5:00 pm or 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm at 4 locations (St. Charles, South County, West County and Washington, MO). This program focuses on adolescents dealing with psychiatric issues as well as chemical dependency issues in a structured, therapeutic environment.

      West County St. Louis: 314-292-7323
      COMTREA's treatment program involves a combination of residential, outpatient, day treatment, and family counseling and education. In addition, COMTREA offers a full range of services, specifically designed for children and adolescents, providing substance abuse programs, therapy and counseling, a children’s advocacy center, divorce support, school services and domestic violence programs, and supervised access/exchange programs.

      Athena Center: (636) 232-2300
      Adolescent Program:

      Provides day treatment and short-term residential treatment services to youth ages 12-17 who are chemically dependent.

      General Information & First Appointments 314-367-8989
      Preferred Family Healthcare provides a full continuum of care from residential and day treatment to intensive outpatient, outpatient, and aftercare.

      St. Charles
      2 Westbury
      St. Charles, MO 63301
      (636) 946-6376
      The Hyland Center chemical dependency treatment program is a combination of group therapy, individual therapy and
      education sessions with dual diagnosis capabilities with an emphasis on behavioral health.

      Assessment for Services:
      Services at the Edgewood Program include partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and aftercare, and abstinence and relapse groups. Individual and outpatient and family co-dependency counseling is available.

      Educational, cost-free weekly lectures are open to the public.
      Regularly scheduled AA meetings are held on the premises.
      Liaison with long-term rehabilitative programs is maintained.
      For more information, please call 314-628-6500.
      Offers a variety of drug and alcohol treatment services, including medically monitored detox, residential, day/partial, outpatient and continuing care.

      (314) 514-9220
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    • Childcare Services

      Emergency Childcare

      The Safe Families for Children Program is a network of host families that help parents who need to temporarily place their children due to unmanageable or critical circumstances. A host family provides a loving sanctuary and serves out of a sense of compassion and love. The goal of the Safe Families ministry is to offer support in a time of need and reunite children with their families in a stronger, more healthy home environment.

      Christian Family Services, Inc. provides foster care for children from birth to preschool age due to crises such as hospitalization or homelessness. Often, foster placements last from one week to 30 days. Placements are voluntary, and the birth parents maintain legal custody and control of the child. CFS tries to help the family through the difficult times and see them reunited as soon as possible.

      The SAINT LOUIS CRISIS NURSERY provides short-term, emergency shelter for children, birth through age 11, whose families are faced with emergencies or who are in crisis. 24 Hour Helpline 314-768-3201 or for administrative assistance call: 314-768-3361.

      Childcare Assistance

      The Missouri Child Care Assistance program provides assistance with payment for child care on a sliding fee basis for
      eligible parents/guardians. The purpose of the Child Care Assistance program is to enable families to gain employment and remain employed. If you need child care because you have a child under age thirteen, or age thirteen or
      older with a special need and:
      • are working;
      • attend school;
      • are in job training;
      • are disabled;
      • are being evaluated for training and/or employment;
      • have a child with special needs and/or;
      • are receiving child welfare services from the Department of Social Services (DSS), Children’s Division (CD), you may contact your local Family Support Division (FSD) office to apply for Child Care Assistance.

      Child Search

      Provides resource and referral information about day care providers in your area. 314-531-1412
      Child Care Aware of Missouri serves as a community resource on child care throughout the state. They help families find quality child care, preschool and after-school programs for their children.

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    • Crisis/Disaster Relief Services

      Crisis Hotlines

      Covenant House Nineline has been helping young people in need gain immediate access to crisis and counseling services. NINELINE is also a valuable resource for parents seeking guidance about difficult family situations, or for those desperately trying to locate a runaway child. Crisis Counselors are available to talk about a variety of topics such as:

      Human Trafficking
      Basic needs
      Drugs & alcohol

      Call the NINELINE - Hotline at 1-800-999-9999 (tty: 1-800-999-9915) 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST, seven days a week, or e-mail us. It's free, it's confidential
      KUTO is dedicated to providing youth focused crisis prevention, suicide intervention and post-vention support to the community through awareness education and outreach.

      Our philosophy is simple; KUTO is teens helping teens help themselves.

      We invite you to explore and use our website to learn more.
      If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs help, call the KUTO Crisis Helpline:

      Toll-free 1-888-644-5886

      Open everyday after 4p.m. CST ~ Staffed by trained youth volunteers.
      If you are a child or teen experiencing crisis, or if you know of a child or teen who is, please call Youth In Need's 24-Hour Help Line at 636-946-3771 (in St. Charles County and St. Louis City) or the Youth Connection Helpline at 314-628-2929 (in St. Louis County). Collect calls are accepted and professional staff are on-hand to help you with whatever issue you might be facing.

      Crisis Response

      Emergency Mental Health Assessment

      BHR provides confidential telephone counseling to people in mental health crises as well as mobile outreach services, community referral services, and critical incident stress management (CISM). BHR's crisis hotline and mobile outreach services are provided free of charge to the public by paid professional staff who have master's degrees in their respective behavioral science disciplines.

      Missouri Crisis Hotlines:
      314-469-6644 (local)
      800-811-4760 (toll free)
      St. Vincent Center offers inpatient treatment for children, adolescents, adults, older adults, and persons with developmental disabilities, intensive outpatient/day programs for adults with various psychiatric needs, including chemical dependency and persistent mental illness.

      24-hour central intake program:314-344-6700 or toll free at 800-426-2083.
      St. John’s Mercy Behavioral Health provides evaluation and treatment for individuals who suffer with psychiatric illness and chemical dependency. They offer specialized dual-diagnosis treatment that addresses the problems and issues of both these primary illnesses. They also offer multi-disciplinary treatment for alcoholism and other drug dependencies, and compulsive disorders such as gambling addiction. Treatment includes individual and group counseling, relapse-prevention techniques, and the ongoing support of the 12-step programs of Alcoholics Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous and other addiction-recovery support groups.

      For more information or to schedule an evaluation or admission, call 314-251-4845.

      Suicide Prevention Hotlines

      KUTO is dedicated to providing youth focused crisis prevention, suicide intervention and post-vention support to the community through awareness education and outreach. The Crisis Helpline is staffed everyday after 4pm 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
      Trained LCS volunteers and staff members will offer you help and hope through referrals to counseling and resources.

      314-647-HELP (4357)
      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
      The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis.

      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- 800-273-TALK (8255)

      Disaster Relief

      Red Cross disaster services focus on meeting people's immediate emergency disaster-caused needs. When a disaster threatens or strikes, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, health and mental health services to address basic human needs.

      If you need emergency disaster assistance? Call (314) 516.2800 and you will be connected to the right person.
      CVAC provides the services necessary to help victims of crime throughout the metropolitan St. Louis area reconstruct their lives following the trauma of victimization. Services include:

      crisis intervention
      criminal justice guidance
      information on victim issues and victim rights
      preparation for restorative justice activities
      referral to community resources, and
      assistance filing victim compensation.

      A comprehensive list of disaster relief organizations.
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    • Developmental Disabilities

       Case Management 

      The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD serves a population that has developmental disabilities such as mental retardation, cerebral palsy, head injuries, autism, epilepsy, and certain learning disabilities. Such conditions must have occurred before age 22, with the expectation that they will continue. To be eligible for services from the Division, persons with these disabilities must be substantially limited in their ability to function independently.

      If you would like more information, please phone us at (573) 751-4054, toll free 800-207-9329
      Paraquad is a private 501(c)(3), not-for-profit with a mission to empower people with disabilities to increase their independence through choice and opportunity. Paraquad provides over 40 services, addressing the needs of individuals with all types of disabilities. Programs include Assistive Technology, College for Living, Consumer Directed Services, Deaf Way Interpreting, Employment, Independent Living, Public Policy, and Youth and Family.

      For additional information about Paraquad's programs or services, please contact Information and Referral at: 314/289-4200 (voice) or 314/ 289-4252 (TTY)

      Recreational Services

      The Recreation Council of Greater St. Louis is a not-for-profit organization which serves as a "clearinghouse" for information on leisure, recreation and socialization opportunities for individuals with developmental disABILITIES who reside in the Greater St. Louis Area. The Council works to ensure that individuals with disABILITIES are aware of and have access to activities and programs of their "choice."

      (314) 726-6044
      FAX (314) 726-3454
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    • Domestic Violence Services

      Provides a 24-hour crisis line, short-term emergency shelter, counseling, court advocacy, support groups and children's counseling. 314-993-2777
      Safe Connections has a website where viewers can learn more about the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault. Services aim to reduce the impact and incidence of relationship violence and sexual assault through education, crisis intervention, counseling and support services.

      24-Hour Crisis Helpline is staffed by well-trained volunteers who help callers assess their immediate safety needs and provide emotional support. Crisis Helpline staff provide callers with referrals for counseling, medical care, legal aid, shelter and other needed services. Safe Connections arranges over-the-phone interpreters in more than 140 languages for Crisis Helpline callers.

      Project H.A.R.T. offers information about healthy relationships to adolescents at schools and other sites around the region.

      Services are free, safe and confidential.

      Crisis Helpline: 314.531.2003
      St. Martha’s Hall offers the following services to abused women 18 years of age and older and their children:

      Support Groups (adults and children)
      Individual Support
      Assistance navigating legal, medical, governmental, and community systems is provided.
      Information and Referral

      (314) 533-1313 V/TTY
      Peer advocates are trained to offer support, information and advocacy to those involved in dating abuse relationships as well as concerned parents, teachers, clergy, law enforcement, and service providers.

      National Dating Abuse Helpline | 1-866-331-9474 | 1-866-331-8453 TTY
      Services Include the following: Crisis Hotline 24-hour crisis intervention hotline seven days a week, providing referrals for shelter, legal and medical services as necessary. Residential Services Program Provides safe shelter and support to women and their children escaping the threat of domestic violence. While in the shelter, support groups, along with referrals for employment, child care, education, legal assistance and housing help put victims back on their feet. Accepts male children 12-17 years old. 314-772-4535.

      Batterer's Intervention Program

      RAVEN’s groups for men specialize in working with men who have been abusive to their female loved ones (wife, girlfriend, etc). Some men come to RAVEN’s program because they have been ordered to do so by the court; others come on their own or through other referral sources.
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    • Educational Services

      Early Education

      Childgarden is an early care and education program that also provides early intervention services for children birth to age 8 with special needs. 4150 Laclede Avenue
      St. Louis, MO 63108
      Head Start is a national child development program for children from birth to age 5, which provides services to promote academic, social and emotional development, as well as providing social, health and nutrition services for income-eligible families. Please view the website to find the site nearest you for enrollment and contact information.

      Adult Education

      High School Equivalency Test (formerly GED)/Basic Reading and Math Skills
      Free High School Equivalency (HSE) test classes and Literacy classes are available for anyone 17 years of age or older who is not currently enrolled in high school. Teachers and tutors can help you prepare for the HSE exam or improve your reading, writing, and math skills. Classes are held at Pattonville High School on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and at Faith Baptist Church, 11330 St. Charles Rock Road in Bridgeton from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Students may begin at any time during the school year. All books and materials are provided free of charge. To enroll, please call (314) 415-4940.

      Classes offer instruction in basic reading, math, English and GED preparation. Literacy education for low level students is also offered. The program is open to anyone 16 years or older not currently enrolled in high school. Classes are free, and books and materials are provided. 314-984-7805 or 314-984-7777

      St. Louis Public Schools Adult Education and Literacy Free Classes are offered in adult basic education, GED preparation, family literacy, academic upgrade, English for speakers of other languages, workplace literacy and life skills instruction. The program serves seven school districts: Ferguson-Florissant, Hancock Place, Jennings, Normandy, Riverview Gardens, St. Louis City and Wellston. 314-231-3720 or 314-367-5000

    • Financial Services

      Income Assistance 

      Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides assistance to needy families with children so they can be cared for in their own home and to reduce dependency by promoting job preparation, work and marriage.

      MO Healthnet for Kids provides healthcare coverage for children under 19 years of age whose family income falls within certain guidelines for children:

      under 19 years of age;
      who applies for a social security number;
      who lives in Missouri and intends to remain;
      who is a United States citizen or an eligible qualified non-citizen (NOTE: receipt of MO HealthNet benefits does NOT subject qualified non-citizens to public charge consideration, see a full list of benefits not subject to public charge consideration);
      the parent must cooperate with Child Support Enforcement (CSE) in the pursuit of medical support; and
      whose countable family income meets the income guidelines

      9900 Page Avenue
      Switchboard Phone: (314) 877-4000

      North County Center
      4040 Seven Hills Drive
      Phone: (314) 877-3050

      Jennings Service Center
      8501 Lucas & Hunt
      Income Maintenance Phone: (314) 877-2470

      South Service Ctr
      7545 South Lindbergh Suite 110
      Income Maintenance Phone: (314) 416-2700

      Financial Stabilization Services 

      If you’ve had account management problems in the past, we’re sure you’ll find that our Freedom Second Chance Checking, Visa® MoneyMAX Card or Reloadable Debit Card will work for you. And if you need an emergency loan but don’t have the best credit, we’ve got a payday loan alternative, as well as a title loan alternative.

      But we don’t just offer products that cover your day-to-day expenses – we also offer services that will help you build a secure financial future. To build a budget and create a plan to pay off debt, we have two free services: BALANCESM Financial Fitness Program and Debt In Focus. Both services provide personal actions plans to help you take control of your finances.

      We also offer a host of services to help you build your credit. Did you know that your credit score can impact the interest rates you receive on loans, your ability to rent or purchase a home, even if a potential employer will hire you? To make your credit score the best it can be, we offer a Credit Builder Loan, free credit reporting and a Credit Check-Up service that will provide you personalized steps to improve your credit score.
      Hey, we all make mistakes, that’s why we’ve created Fresh Start Checking. Fresh Start is, well, a fresh start, a second chance at a checking account. Perhaps you’ve had a difficult time and ran into some problems with your finances. Fresh Start offers you another chance with checking at Vantage.

      Fresh Start Checking features:
      •Free MyVantage online banking
      •Free Bill Pay and My$Manager
      •Visa check card
      •No minimum balance
      •Unlimited check clearings
      •Overdraft protection from Regular Savings (subject to Reg D limitations) and Overdraft Line-of Credit if you qualify

      Accel Financial Counseling

      When you’re a member of Vantage Credit Union, you’re our partner in finance. We take that partnership seriously, which is why we’ve teamed up with Accel, a financial education and counseling program assisting individuals for over 45 years, to provide members with a FREE financial education and counseling service. You’ll receive assistance with:
      •Personal and family budgeting
      •Understanding your personal credit report and how to improve your score
      •Money management
      •Debt repayment
      •Avoiding bankruptcy, foreclosure and repossession

      Financial Counseling Sessions
      Counseling appointments are focused on your needs. You aren't limited in the number of sessions you may have, and your counselor will help you develop a customized budget and detailed worksheet and action plan based on your financial goals.

      Credit Report Counseling
      You’ll receive counseling on how to understand your credit report and credit score. Accel counselors will help you resolve inaccurate information, understand how credit bureaus report information, and learn how to improve your credit. You can also get a copy of your credit report from Accel for a nominal fee (state restrictions may apply).

      Debt Management Plan (DMP)
      An Accel financial counselor will work with you to contact your creditors and negotiate concessions and/or work out loan payment agreements. Credit card companies will typically agree to lower interest, eliminate fees and cease collection activity.

      Housing Counseling
      As a HUD-approved housing counseling organization, Accel financial counselors can help you with pre-purchase education, reverse-mortgage counseling or foreclosure-prevention issues. Whether you have questions about the home-buying process or how to manage a budget once you get into your home, an Accel counselor can assist you.

      BudgetSmart Software
      BudgetSmart is a new and exciting software program now available to our members. This easy-to-use software tool uses simple graphics, "pop-up" boxes and bar charts to help you manage your money more effectively. You can use the program to:
      •Establish a budget
      •Track spending
      •View tips for improving areas of overspending or inadequate saving
      •Experiment with "what if" scenarios to determine how a major purchase or change in income would impact your budget

      CheckRight is a web-based checking account self-study program designed to teach you how to manage a checking account. Once you've read through the chapters, you'll be directed to a quiz that will test your knowledge on checking accounts. You'll be able to view the results, and you have the option to send the results to the credit union via e-mail.
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    • Food & Clothing Assistance

      Food Pantries 

      Food Pantry Hours: Wed 9-12

      2955 Smiley Road .
      Maryland Heights, MO 63043
      Phone - 314-291-0724
      Office - 314-291-1915

      The Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry, a program of Jewish Family & Children's Service, provides food, personal care items and community resource referrals to help individuals and families through difficult times. The Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry is dedicated to alleviating hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds in the Greater St. Louis area. The mission of the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry is to treat every client with the utmost respect and absolute confidentiality. The pantry provides enough food to supplement a household for 7 to 10 days.Kosher food and other dietary needs can be accommodated. Appointments for the food pantry can be made by calling 314-812-9309. The pantry is open Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:pm, and Friday 8:30am-3:pm 10950 Schuetz Rd. St. Louis, MO 63146 Phone: 314.812.9309

      Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry is open to seniors (55+) and those individuals on disability on Monday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. General public food pantries for low income families and individual are open on Wednesday evenings starting at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 10 am. For location information please contact our office at (314) 291-3857.

      The Hunger Hotline is an emergency, 24/7 service to provide those in need with referral information for agencies in their neighborhoods. Callers are supplied with agency names and telephone numbers. If you or someone you know is in need of emergency assistance, call (314) 726-5355 and follow the instructions to access the Hunger Hotline.

      Food Pantry Hours:
      Tuesday thru Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
      ( By appointment )

      Thrift Store Hours:
      Monday thru Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      Friday - Closed
      Saturday - Closed
      Sunday - Closed

      St. Louis Adventist Community Services
      3221 Woodson Rd. St. Louis, MO 63114
      Phone: 314-429-0216
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    • Health and Medical Services


      Grace Hill provides primary and preventive health care through five community health center locations, primarily to uninsured and underserved residents of St. Louis and surrounding communities. GHNHC is accredited through The Joint Commission.

      Main Number: (314) 898-1700
      Appointment Line: (314) 814-8700
      Health Care For Kids is a primary care pediatric clinic that specializes in conducting physical exams and providing immunizations for children. Its professional staff is comprised of full-time physicians and registered nurses. Health Care For Kids also offers after-hours specialty care services for children. It participates in health care plans of various insurance companies, such as Healthcare USA, Care Partners and Community Care and Mercy Health Plans.

      4055 Lindell Blvd St. Louis, MO 63108 (314)-535-7701
      Healthy Kids Express performs screenings for hearing and vision, anemia, lead, dental, asthma and scoliosis. Services also include height/weight measurements and immunizations. The program was developed to bring health care to children from 1-18 years old in St. Louis city, surrounding counties and the Metro East. Healthy Kids Express is a site-based program, partnering with local school districts, Head Start programs, local day care centers, and other community sites to offer services. Healthy Kids Express social workers gather resources and are able to connect families to community resources such as low-cost health insurance and healthcare providers.
      People’s Health Centers operates three main sites in St. Louis, Maplewood, and Florissant, Missouri. While we prefer that you call to schedule an appointment, we also welcome walk-ins*.

      5701 Delmar Boulevard
      St Louis, MO 63112
      314.367.7848 voice
      Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

      7200 Manchester Road
      Maplewood, MO 63143
      314.781.9162 voice
      Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

      11642 W. Florissant Avenue
      Florissant, MO 63033
      314.838.8220 voice
      Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
      The Department of Health offers comprehensive health care, including prevention and primary care, at health centers across the County.

      North Central Community Health Center (Pine Lawn)
      4000 Jennings Station Road
      Pine Lawn, MO 63121
      Phone: (314) 679-7800
      Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
      Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

      South County Health Center (Sunset Hills)
      4580 South Lindbergh Boulevard
      Sunset Hills, MO 63127
      Phone: (314) 615-0400
      Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
      Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
      Free medical care for youth/young adults between 13 and 24 years old. The clinic is open Monday - Friday between 1pm and 5pm, however, please arrive no later than 4:30pm to complete registration.

      The medical clinic at the SPOT offers:

      ◦Basic medical services focusing on sexual and reproductive health
      ◦HIV and STD testing and treatment
      ◦Pap smears
      ◦Pregnancy testing
      ◦Strep throat testing
      ◦Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines
      ◦Contraception is available
      ◦Prescriptions provided as medically necessary
      ◦Get a referral to ongoing care as needed


      Dental Care for Kids provides dental care for insured and non-insured children.

      4055 Lindell Blvd
      St. Louis, MO 63108
      Providing quality full-service dentistry to children with inadequate access due to financial or geographic reasons at no charge. The target population is children of grade school age who are living at or below the poverty level. Currently these full-service dental services are being provided through a two-day dental clinic, held at St. Louis University, in February and October each year. Every child seen at the “Give Kids a Smile” clinic receives an oral examination, necessary radiographs, a thorough cleaning and fluoride treatment and education on oral hygiene, proper nutrition, etc. Fillings and extractions can also be completed at the clinic, with follow-up appointments scheduled with local, volunteer dentists.

      636-39-SMILE (636-397-6453)


      Provides eligible children ages 3 to 14 with an eye exam, frames and lenses free of charge. Eligible children reside in St. Loius City, St. Louis County or St. Charles County and are uninsured or underinsured. Children must be referred through a recognized social welfare organization. For more information and eligibility requirements, call1-800-EYECARE (393-2273).
      Throughout the year, OneSight’s volunteer doctors and employees provide free eye care and new eyewear in Luxottica’s retail stores to those in need. All patients are pre-selected by local charities based on visual and financial need.

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    • Legal Services

      Legal Issues

      Provides crisis intervention & support, legal information & advocacy, safety planning, and legal & social service referrals for victims of abuse.

      Legal Helpline - 314.535.5229 or 1.800.527.1460
      The Lasting Solutions Program assists clients who seek a lasting solution to ending the problem of family violence in their lives. The Lasting Solutions Program is devoted to helping clients as they rebuild their lives. Our lawyers provide counsel, advice and representation to clients in a variety of domestic cases including orders of protection, dissolution of marriage, modifications, paternity establishments and child custody cases.

      St. Louis (Main Office)
      4232 Forest Park Avenue
      St. Louis, Missouri 63108
      Phone: (314) 534-4200
      Phone: (800) 444-0514
      Fax: (314) 534-1425
      The Victim Service Division (VSD) provides a variety of services to victims of crime in St. Louis County. Focal services include supportive counseling and crisis intervention, information on criminal and juvenile court procedures, and referral to many community and state resources. VSD staff and volunteer advocates assist with orders of protection, victim impact statements and crime victim compensation forms. Advocates accompany victims to hearings/trials and offer the use of two victim/witness waiting rooms in the Courts Building.

      Legal Assistance 

      Provides crisis intervention & support, legal information & advocacy, safety planning, and legal & social service referrals for victims of abuse.

      Legal Helpline - 314.535.5229 or 1.800.527.1460
      The Lasting Solutions Program assists clients who seek a lasting solution to ending the problem of family violence in their lives. The Lasting Solutions Program is devoted to helping clients as they rebuild their lives. Our lawyers provide counsel, advice and representation to clients in a variety of domestic cases including orders of protection, dissolution of marriage, modifications, paternity establishments and child custody cases.

      St. Louis (Main Office)
      4232 Forest Park Avenue
      St. Louis, Missouri 63108
      Phone: (314) 534-4200
      Phone: (800) 444-0514
      Fax: (314) 534-1425
      The Victim Service Division (VSD) provides a variety of services to victims of crime in St. Louis County. Focal services include supportive counseling and crisis intervention, information on criminal and juvenile court procedures, and referral to many community and state resources. VSD staff and volunteer advocates assist with orders of protection, victim impact statements and crime victim compensation forms. Advocates accompany victims to hearings/trials and offer the use of two victim/witness waiting rooms in the Courts Building.

      Lawyer Referral 

      Lawyer referral service for the St. Louis Area. 314-621-6681
      Filing of Petition of Guardianship without State Custody.

      5th Floor, 7900 Carondelet
      Clayton, MO 63105

      General Information Telephone Number: 314-615-2629
      Fax Telephone Number: 314-615-8293
      Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
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    • Parenting/Pregnancy Services

      The National Parent Helpline® is here for you and is open to parents and caregivers of children and youth of all ages.

      1-855- 4A PARENT (1-855-427-2736)
      Monday through Friday
      10:00 AM PST to 7:00 PM PST

      A trained National Parent Helpline® Advocate is ready to:

      listen to you
      offer emotional support
      help you problem-solve
      support you in creating your own solutions
      encourage you to take care of yourself
      work with you to get connected to local services
      explore new resources for your family
      help you build on your own strengths and continue to be a great parent!
      Online chat and hotline for finding options during pregancy. A counselor can further connect you to a Pregancy Resource Center in your area.

      Pregnancy Resource Center North County
      3394 McKelvey, Suite 102A NW Professional Building
      Bridgeton, MO 63044
      Telephone: (314) 785-0211

      Parents Anonymous® A nationally-recognized model to help nurture confident, effective parents. Support groups co-led by parents and trained facilitators. Parent Partners Parent Partners provides individualized, strength-based mentoring to families with children who have serious emotional disorders (SED) in the following areas: parenting skills development, family health care, child development, social support finding and self-advocacy. (314) 534-9350

      Nurses for Newborns Foundation provides services to babies who are born with medical problems, born to teen moms or born to mothers with disabilities/mental health concerns, or who are born into families who do not have money for even basic necessities. 314-544-3433

      Provides information on many parenting issues. 800-552-8522
      Parent as Teachers Program
      Parenting Support Services for Children birth to 5yrs

      Parent Educators support families by providing personal visits, screenings for children, assistance with difficult issues (i.e. sleeping, toilet training), and developmental information and education. Families are also provided with group meetings and training that help parents in specific areas such as discipline as well as fun activities for their children. PAT can also assist parents in obtaining early intervention for children when there are developmental areas of concern. For more information or to enroll, call (314) 213-8105 or e-mail

      Teen Pregnancy Mentoring 

      St. Louis Volunteer Resource Parents (SLVRP) and St. Louis County Volunteer Resource Parents (SLCVRP) matches pregnant/parenting young women and young fathers with trained volunteer mentors to offer emotional support and parenting techniques during and after pregnancy.

      To be eligible for SLVRP/SLVCRP, pregnant or parenting teens must:
      • Be under the age of 22
      • Have no more than two children (one must be under one year of age)
      • Be geographically located within areas of St. Louis City and County,
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    • Housing & Homeless Services

      Subsidized Housing 

      Over the past sixty years, the Housing Authority has been committed to assisting people in St. Louis County with finding affordable housing. We are a federally funded agency providing assistance to moderate and low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.

      Housing Authority of St. Louis County
      8865 Natural Bridge
      St. Louis, Mo 63121
      (314) 428-3200
      Over the past sixty years, the Housing Authority has been committed to assisting people in St. Louis County with finding affordable housing. We are a federally funded agency providing assistance to moderate and low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.

      Housing Authority of St. Louis County
      8865 Natural Bridge
      St. Louis, Mo 63121
      (314) 428-3200
      Housing and Homeless Services

      Missionaries of Charity
      Independent Shelter

      Missionaries of Charity
      3629 Cottage Ave

      St Louis
      Zip: 63113
      Telephone: 314-533-2777

      Saint Louis City or County residents who are homeless or experiencing a housing crisis can seek assistance by calling the Emergency Shelter Hotline. The Hotline is a centralized intake and referral system that can be accessed by calling a single number (314-802-5444). 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.

      To access homeless services in Saint Louis County, call:

      HOMELESS HOTLINE - 314-802-5444 (VOICE)
      Toll Free - 1-866-802-7155
      For Hearing or Speech Impaired - 314-802-5348 (TTY)
      New Life Evangelistic Center continues to provide emergency shelter for homeless men, women and children at NLEC centers throughout the state of Missouri, with shelters also in Illinois and Arkansas. Thousands of men, women and children are given a place to sleep for at least one night, amounting to a total of over 50,000 “bed-nights” served each year.

      NLEC is independent from the Homeless Hotline

      St. Louis – Men, Women, Children
      1411 Locust St
      St. Louis, MO 63103
      (314) 421-3020

      Rent and Utility Assistance 

      Community Action Agency administers various programs including: Individual & family counseling Drug & alcohol counseling Drug & alcohol aftercare maintenance program Drug & alcohol program designed specifically for women Food Pantry Employment Development Program Utility Assistance Housing Assistance Life Skills Classes RISK/Gang Prevention Weatherization Assistance Program Income guidelines apply 314-863-0015

      Community Helping Ministries
      Provides financial aide for utilities and rent when funds are available. Also provides school supplies and canned foods. ONLY SERVES FAMILIES OF PATTONVILLE SCHOOLS.
      3770 McKelvey Rd
      Bridgeton, MO 63044
      (314) 770-2216
      EnergyCare promotes healthier, safer home environments and independent living by providing year-round energy-related services in St. Louis communities for low-income households with persons who are elderly, disabled, or chronically ill, and young children.

      Services Include:
      Emergency goods (blankets, a heater or a window air conditioner)
      Minor furnace repair for homeowners
      Counseling regarding delinquent heating and cooling bills
      Home Weatherization

      Phone: 314-773-5900
      HandS provides services to people in need of food, utility or financial assistance. We sponsor the Fall Blanket & Coat Drive, Thanksgiving Baskets for the Needy and the Christmas Giving Tree.

      3130 Parkwood Lane
      Maryland Heights, MO 63043

      PAKT can assist with emergency rent and utility assistance (when funds are available) and has a food pantry. Please call to obtain information about the following serivces: Legal counseling, AIDS awareness, drug abuse prevention, immigrant support, summer day camp, after school activities, sports/recreation programs, cultural enrichment, spiritual development, Self-Esteem Building and, Christmas toy distribution. 314-524-2710

      When funds are available, Urban League offers a variety of services such as utility assistance, food, clothing, emergency cash assistance, and more. Food pantry and clothing store open 8:30am to 4:00pm.


      Long Term Housing

      Beyond Housing provides affordable housing, helps families achieve and sustain homeownership, fosters the well-being of families, and identifies and addresses neighborhood needs. The principal functions through which they deliver products and services in the core business content areas include Service-Enriched Rental Housing, Homeownership Services, and Community Building. For downpayment and closing cost assistance and for general information call: 314-533-0600. If you are in danger of foreclosure call: 888-995-HOPE (4663)
      Online Search engine for affordable housing. Search by state, zip code, price range, Section 8, # Bedrooms etc.
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    • Transportation Services

      Metro Transit provides a convenient, cost-efficient and environmentally-friendly way to travel to work, school, shopping, events and other important destinations throughout the region. Use the online Trip Planner or check out our Schedules and Maps to plan your commute, or find out more about fares.

      Search the site or contact Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345.
      Metro’s Call-A-Ride paratransit service is a curb-to-curb public transportation option offered to both the general public and to persons whose disabilities prevent use of regular, accessible, fixed route transit services. This service offers next-day shared rides in modern, wheelchair accessible vehicles in the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County.

    • Mental Health Services

      Information and Referral 

      State law provides three principal missions for the department: (1) the prevention of mental disorders, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and compulsive gambling; (2) the treatment, habilitation, and rehabilitation of Missourians who have those conditions; and (3) the improvement of public understanding and attitudes about mental disorders, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and compulsive gambling.

      Suicide Prevention Lifeline-1-800-273-(TALK)8255
      BJC Behavioral Health -- Provides an array of mental health services and arranges for other supportive services allowing adults and children with mental health problems to live independently in their homes and communities. Services provided:

      Clinical case management
      Psychiatric medication services
      Psychiatric services
      Intensive in-home services for children
      Intensive in-home services for adults
      Respite services for adults
      Respite services for children

      BJC Behavioral Health Call Center and Referral Line
      phone -- 314.729.4004
      toll-free -- 877.729.4004 to access all services, except EAP
      TDD -- 314.729.4001 or toll-free -- 877.729.4001
      8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
      Provides community based mental health services to adults and children with severe mental illness.
      Saint Louis County's Department of Health is working with the Family Mental Health Collaborative (FMHC) to offer mental health services for residents living in Saint Louis County. Services are offered on a sliding fee scale based on family income/insurance and include crisis intervention, counseling, assessments, case/care management, psychological testing, psychiatric evaluation and medication.

      If you are a past client of the Department of Health's Family Mental Health Service or a resident of Saint Louis County who is seeking more information on mental health services, please call (314) 993-1000

      Mental Health Advocacy

      Provides education, support and advocacy for people with mental illness and their family members. Provides courses and information sessions about mental illness, as well as a helpline resource and referral service.


      Individual, group, and family counseling services include psychological evaluations, mental health screenings, and professional individual, group, and family therapy. These services assist individuals and families cope with, adapt to, or resolve a broad variety of stressful circumstances, such as a sudden crisis or emotional trauma.
      MO Healthnet provides behavioral and mental health services to those enrolled in Mo Healthnet insurance plans.
      Mission Statement
      To provide comprehensive support services to children, teens and their families who are grieving the death of someone significant.

      Support Programs/Services:
      Support Groups for Kids and Adults - 8 week and monthly
      Horizons - an anticipatory grief program
      Community Resource Library
      Grief Community Referral Service

      Phone: (314) 965-5015
      The Dora Project is the newest program of CHADS and is dedicated to serving families with children(primarily ages 12-22) suffering from depression or other emotional challenges. Our goal is to provide personal support and assistance in obtaining mental health and other resources for you and your child during a time of crisis. Our services are provided at no cost to the families we serve.

      Services are divided into four primary groups: Children's Services, Family Services, Foster Care Services, and Youth Services and include the following:

      Therapeutic Preschool/Day Treatment Program
      Individual/Family Therapy
      Individualized strength-based mentoring for parents involved in the social welfare system.
      parenting skills training
      Teen Parent Mentoring

      Phone: 314.534.9350.
      Provides family therapy free of charge. Therapist’s meet weekly with the family to address issues related to parenting, difficult child behaviors, and family stress. Services are provided in families’ homes and in schools for 6 to 12 weeks.

      Family Support Network:
      (314) 644-5055 phone
      (314) 644-5057 fax
      Counseling Services available
      Phone (314) 993-1000
      Kids In the Middle offers Individual, Family and Group therapy for children going through difficult transitions, including separation and divorce. Kids In the Middle also helps with blended-family issues as parents form new homes with "his, hers and ours".Services to parents include Individual Counseling and Co-Parenting Therapy (formerly called High Conflict Parent Counseling). Free Parent Groups are offered during the evenings for parents while their child is in group. Parents have an opportunity to share their experiences, feelings and coping skills with each other. They also learn about many factes of parenting while separating and divorced through discussions led by a group facilitator.

      Phone: (314) 909-9922
      Provident's Counseling Division provides a variety of counseling services. Highly qualified clinicians are on staff to counsel in individual or group settings at five locations in the St. Louis metropolitan area, including Illinois. Provident accepts most insurance plans and also offers services on a sliding fee scale. Call for Information and First Appointments at (314) 533-8200, or toll free at (800) 782-1008.

      Provident is offering FREE counseling to youth under the age of 20 and their families who reside in St. Louis County due to a grant from the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund. We provide individual, family and group counseling
      The Child and Adolescent Services program provides assessment and treatment for a variety of conditions including childhood anxiety disorders, eating disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), childhood stress and depression.

      Ages treated range from two (2) years to young adults.

      Chesterfield Location:
      Phone: 636-532-9188
      Fax: 636-532-9951
      Free Counseling for anyone who is between 13 and 24 years old, available at the SPOT any weekday (Monday - Friday) between 1pm and 5pm. Call to make an appointment.

      (314) 535-0413

      Psychiatric Services

      CenterPointe Hospital provides the following services for children, adolescents and adults:
      • Assessment
      • Crisis intervention
      • Treatment
      • Referral
      • Education
      Patients who require extensive evaluation, crisis stabilization and acute care receive inpatient treatment and/or residential care at the St. Charles facility. Those who require a less intensive level of care may receive treatment in CenterPointe's partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient programs at our three outpatient sites. Medication management and ongoing outpatient care are available at the St. Charles location's Outpatient Clinic.

      CenterPointe provides psychiatric, chemical dependency and dual diagnosis treatment for adults, and psychiatric and dual diagnosis treatment for children and adolescents.

      CenterPointe Hospital
      4801 Weldon Spring Parkway
      St. Charles, MO 63304
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    • Employment

      SLATE- The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment offers career counseling, GED classes, workshops on resume writing and career success strategies, veteran's services and more. Program Contacts: Resource Center - 314-589-8044 Career Center Orientation Appointments - 314-589-8000 Adult Education / GED Classes - 314-589-8042 Career Assistance Program- 314-589-8000 Year-round Youth Program - 314-589-8098 Unemployment Insurance - 314-340-4950

      Community Action Agency administers various programs including:

      Individual & family counseling
      Drug & alcohol counseling
      Drug & alcohol aftercare maintenance program
      Drug & alcohol program designed specifically for women
      Food Pantry
      Employment Development Program
      Utility Assistance
      Housing Assistance
      Life Skills Classes
      RISK/Gang Prevention
      Weatherization Assistance Program

      Income guidelines apply


      Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization offering services designed to help clients find a job and remain employed. Each Dress for Success client receives one suit when she has a job interview and can return for a second suit or separates when she finds work. Dress for Success serves clients by referral only, and women must have an interview scheduled before receiving clothing. Our clients come to us from a continually expanding and diverse group of non-profit and government agencies including homeless shelters, immigration services, job training programs, educational institutions and domestic violence shelters, among many other organizations. (636) 940-8027

      Employment Connection assists ex-offenders, recovering substance abusers, the homeless, high school dropouts, women on welfare, U.S. veterans, and non-custodial fathers by assisting them to self-suffiency through employment and related services.

      Phone: 314.333.JOBS (5627)
      The statewide network of Missouri Career Centers provides valuable workforce services: personalized career-assistance services from trained workforce specialists for job seekers; assistance from business representatives and access to other valuable business services for businesses. To find contact information and directions to the Career Center nearest you,
      call 1-888-728 JOBS (5627).
      Statewide online Job search database.

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