Help for Youth

Listings of organizations that can help St. Louis City youth with housing, education, substance use, employment and other issues.

You are not alone. If you need emergency shelter, call Annie Malone's 24 hour crisis line at 844-803-7233.

In an emergency, call 911.

Drop-in centers for youth are listed on the Drop-In Centers page.

Basic Needs

Annie Malone Children and Family Center

Annie Malone provides services to youth age 18 and under who are in crisis, and those suffering from problematic substance use.

  • 24-hour crisis line: 844-803-7233
  • Emergency shelter and food
  • Teen drug use program
  • Therapeutic services

Phone: 314-531-0120
: Annie Malone Children and Family Center

Covenant House

Covenant House provides services to at-risk, trafficked youth and those experiencing homelessness between the ages of 16 and 24.

  • Housing
  • Mental and physical healthcare
  • Employment classes
  • LGBTQ+ youth welcome

Phone: 314-533-2241
: Covenant House

Epworth University City Transitional Living Program

Epworth living program provides services to youth and young adults ages 11-24 who are homeless or at risk for homelessness.

  • Emergency shelter
  • Transitional living programs (supervised and independent)
  • LGBTQ+ youth welcome

Phone: 314-961-5718
Website: Epworth University City Transitional Living Program

Faith Walk

Faith Walk provides storage space and basic toiletries for youth ages 18-25 experiencing homelessness.

Phone: 314-885-1305
: Faith Walk

Education and Employment

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri offers programs that provide mentorship as well as programs that accelerate school performance and job readiness.

  • Mentorship by adults, couples, families, or first responders
  • Skill training
  • Coaching

Phone: 314-361-5900


Family and Workforce Centers of America: Youth and Family Services Center

FWCA's Youth Services engage youth from infancy to 24 years of age, providing them with education, job opportunities, service activities, and training/mentorship development.

  • Child Development Academy
  • Healthy relationship education
  • Young adult programs

Phone: 314-746-0707
: Family and Workforce Centers of America

LifeWise STL

LifeWise STL offers educational programming fused with personalized and supportive coaching for young people.

  • Childcare and preschool education for children 6 weeks – 5 years old
  • After-school programming for elementary and middle school students
  • Academic and social-emotional support, life skills, and job readiness activities for teens

Phone: 314-421-0400


St. Louis Steppingstone

Steppingstone assists young adults ages 16-21 experiencing homelessness.

  • Transitional housing
  • Life skills training
  • Job application help

Phone: 314-427-3755
St. Louis Steppingstone

Thomas Dunn Learning Center

Thomas Dunn Learning Center offers a range of educational programming. 

  • Summer camps
  • The Place: Youth Center
  • Southside Youth Council 

Phone: 314-353-3050


Wyman Center

Wyman Center offers programming for young people that provides experiences, opportunities, and resources to support and challenge them as they grow and learn.

  • Community service
  • Social, emotional, academic, and leadership skill building
  • Postsecondary access and support
  • Team building and outdoor camp experiences

Phone: 636-938-5245


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