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Teen Resources


AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. AmeriCorps members address critical needs in communities throughout America by tutoring and mentoring disadvantaged youth, fighting illiteracy, improving health services, building affordable housing, teaching computer skills, cleaning parks and streams. Educational awards and living stipends are provided for the year of service.

Children’s Rights of America Youth Crisis Hotline


Covenant House

Covenant House Missouri is a non-profit organization that empowers homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth to live independently and become contributing members of the community.

2727 North Kingshighway Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63113
Phone: (314) 533-2241

Epworth Drop-In Center

The Epworth Drop-In Center provides basic needs, resources and referrals, and recreational activities for homeless and at-risk youth from ages 11-21.

Location: 7520 Natural Bridge Road, Normandy, MO 63121
For more information contact: Allison Lageose at 314.222.4877

Growing American Youth

Growing American Youth brings gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth 21 and under in St. Louis and the surrounding areas together. Offers a place for youth to meet friends and to give and receive support in a safe environment. Growing American Youth meets every Thursday night from 7-8:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 600 N. Euclid, St. Louis MO 63108 in the Central West End.

Kids Under Twenty One (KUTO) Crisis Line

Provides youth focused crisis prevention, suicide intervention and post-intervention support to the community through awareness, education and outreach.

Crisis Helpline: 1-888-644-KUTO (staffed every day after 4 pm CST)

McCallum Place

McCallum Place is a nationally acclaimed, comprehensive eating disorder treatment center for preadolescents, adolescents, and adults, both males and females. McCallum offers onsite medical and psychiatric management and care combined with intensive individualized psychotherapy.

231 W. Lockwood Avenue, #201
St. Louis, MO 63119
Phone: 1-888-262-5376

National Runaway Crisis Hotline

24 hour confidential crisis hotline for youth who are runaways or considering running away and their families.

Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region

Health organization that provides sex education programs to youth and their parents and a wide range of reproductive and primary health care services.

Phone: 1-800-230-PLAN

Project ARK

Project ARK is committed to providing services that enhance the lives of children, youth, young adults, women and families infected, affected and at risk for HIV disease through coordination of medical care, social support and prevention services. Offers free HIV testing at Laclede location and 2 local coffeeshops. Also provides support groups, peer mentoring, and one on one counseling about STI prevention for LGBT youth.

4169 Laclede Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: (314) 535-7275

RAVEN – Youth Violence Prevention

To foster peaceful relationships, families, and communities by increasing self-awareness, challenging abuse and control, teaching alternative behaviors, and promoting personal responsibility.


St. Louis Children’s Hospital Adolescent Center

Provides care for patients, ages 12-21, and serves as a resource for health care professionals with questions or other needs related to adolescent health care.
Appointments: (314) 454-KIDS or 1-800-678-KIDS

St. Louis County Youth Programs

County Youth Programs plans, develops, and provides service for children and youth.

The Dropout Initiative has a multi-component program called Doors to Success which serves ages 16 to 24 in areas where the rate of high school dropout is high.

The Summer Food Service Program for Children provides nutritious meals at community sites.

The Outstanding Student Leadership Program involves high schools in recognizing seniors considered leaders.

Phone: (314) 615-4429

SLCH Teen Helpline

Helpline set up to provide answers to parents with questions/concerns about their teen’s behavior. Staff can provide information, answers to questions, and helpful resources/referrals.

(314) 454-TEEN


Supporting Opportiunies with Teens
One-stop, drop-in center for youth (ages 13-24) that provides testing for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases, health care and counseling, social support, prevention and case management services at no cost. Physicians available Monday-Friday afternoons from 1pm – 5pm.

4169 Laclede, 1st floor
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: (314) 535-0413

Stop Bullying Now

Website with extensive resources and handouts on bullying for kids, adults, health care providers, and educators.
Roles for Health Professionals to Prevent Bullying

Teen Health

Website for teens that provides a safe, honest, and accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life.

Teen Health Facts

Online resource for any and all questions regarding your health, your relationships, your body and your sexuality.

Teen Pregnancy Center

Clinic providing comprehensive medical care, education and developmental life skills to pregnant teens in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

To make an appointment with the Teen Pregnancy Center at the Women & Infants Center, call (866) 946-3906.

Youth Emergency Service (YES) Hotline – Epworth

The Youth Emergency Service Program is Epworth’s crisis care program and emergency shelter. Short-term housing and therapeutic support are provided for young people who need an immediate safe place to live because of abuse, neglect, homelessness or family conflict. YES is open 24/7 year around and can be reached through an emergency Helpline 24 hours daily, 365 days a year, to assist families and teens in crisis.

6816 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63130
24-Hour YES Helpline: (314) 727-6294
1-800-899-KIDS (5437)

Youth In Need

Youth In Need is a nonprofit child and family services agency that is dedicated to building positive futures for the community’s most vulnerable children, teens and families.

If you are a child or family in need of services, please call:

314-628-2929 or 1-877-928-2929 in St. Louis County (St. Louis County Youth Connection Helpline)
636-946-3771 in St. Louis City (Youth In Need’s 24-Hour Help Line)
636-642-0642 in St. Charles County (St. Charles County Youth Connection Helpline)

Youth In Need Center
1815 Boone’s Lick Road
St. Charles, MO 63301
Central Office Phone: (636) 946-5600