Domestic and Family Violence Help
Listings of organizations that can help with leaving domestic or family violence situations, finding housing, childcare, counseling, legal support, and safety plans for City of St. Louis residents.
You are not alone. Reach out for help if your partner or someone in your life is hurting you, threatening you or making you feel afraid.
In an emergency, call 911
24-hour National Domestic Violence Hotline
Call 1-800-799-7233 anytime
24-hour ALIVE crisis hotline
Call 314-993-2777 anytime
24-hour Safe Connections crisis helpline
Call 314-531-2003 anytime
Short Term Assistance
Use these resources if you need immediate assistance: transportation, emergency shelter, counseling.
ALIVE (Alternatives to Living In Violent Environments)
ALIVE assists domestic abuse survivors and their children through counseling, emergency shelter, and other critical services.
- 24/7 emergency hotline: 314-993-2777
- Temporary emergency shelter and transportation
- Individual counseling and support groups for adults
- Treatment programs for children
Website: ALIVE (Alternatives to Living In Violent Environments)
Diamond Diva Empowerment Foundation
Diamond Diva Empowerment Foundation (2DEF) provides housing placement, rental assistance, trauma relief counseling, literacy education, prevention, safety planning and other resources to women and children affected by domestic violence.
- Emergency hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or text "LOVEIS" to 22522
- Transitional housing referrals
Website: Diamond Diva Empowerment Foundation
Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART)
The St. Louis Metro Police Department Domestic Abuse Response Team 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.
- Domestic Violence Intervention Partnership: 314-444-5833
- Crisis response
- Advocacy services
Website: Domestic Abuse Response Team (DART)
Safe Connections’ programs for survivors of domestic and sexual violence offer youth education, 24-hour crisis care, and therapy for adult and teen survivors.
- 24-hour crisis helpline
- Individual therapy
- Relationship violence prevention programs for young people
- Classes, workshops, and social groups
The shelter helps domestic violence survivors find shelter and develop a safety plan.
- 24/7 emergency hotline: 314-533-1313
- Drop-in center
- Advocacy and community education
Website: Saint Martha's
Women’s Safe House
The Women’s Safe House provides emergency safe shelter, advocacy and support to women and children fleeing domestic violence.
- 24/7 emergency hotline: 314-772-4535
- Temporary and transitional housing with meals included
- Recovery programs for children and adults
Website: Women’s Safe House
YWCA Women's Crisis and Housing Services
Provides support and advocacy to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and abuse within the St. Louis metro area.
- 24/7 emergency hotline: 314-531-7273
- Temporary housing
- Individual and group therapy
Website: YWCA Women's Crisis and Housing Services
Long Term Assistance
Use these resources if you need assistance recovering from domestic violence and moving forward: counseling, transitional housing, education. Some of the resources above also offer these services.
The Crime Victim Center of St. Louis (CVC)
CVC provides resources, counseling, advocacy, and referrals for victims of crime and their families in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area.
- Legal advocacy and assistance
- Trauma counseling
- Community outreach
Website: The Crime Victim Center of St. Louis (CVC)
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri provides free, high-quality civil legal representation and supportive services to low-income survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Representation is provided in:
- Orders of protection
- Custody and paternity issues
- Court advocacy and safety planning
Providing transitional housing for abused women and their children while working to end domestic violence.
- Transitional housing
- Case management
- Support groups
Website: Lydia's House
Sisters Helping Each Other Reach a Higher Height (Women of Color)
Sisters Helping Each other Reach A Higher Height is a non-profit organization that creates safe spaces for women and girls of color.
- Temporary and transitional housing
- Life skills training
- Youth programs
Website: Sisters Helping Each Other Reach a Higher Height