24-Hour Crisis Numbers

  • Behavioral Health Response: 314.469.6644 or 1.800.811.4760 (TTY: 314.469.3638)



    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 masters degrees in their respective behavioral science disciplines.



    St. Louis County Youth Connections Helpline – 314.628.2929 or 877.928.2929 or Text 4HLP to 31658


    The Youth Connection Helpline is a dedicated 24/7 hotline for youth, parents, guardians, or other concerned individuals to access crisis intervention, behavioral health and substance use assessment, and service linkage. Services are provided by master’s level clinicians and are readily available by phone, SMS text, web chat, and in person through mobile outreach.

    The Helpline also has a follow-up program, where eligible callers will receive a follow-up call within 48 hours by a coordinator who ensures child safety, assists with referrals, and continues to follow up until the crisis situation has been resolved or linkage to services has occurred.


    Safe Connections Crisis Helpline: 314.531.2003


    Safe Connections is proud to be one of the St. Louis region’s oldest and largest organizations working to prevent and end domestic and sexual violence while helping survivors reclaim their lives. Our services in prevention education, crisis intervention and counseling make a big difference for families and the health of our community.





    Trevor Lifeline (for LGBTQ individuals): 866.488.7386 or Text TREVOR to 202.304.1200



    The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.





    Provident: 314.647.4357 or 800.273.8255



    We help hundreds of people just like you every day. We've talked to callers as young as seven years old through seniors. All races, religions, sexual orientations, and economic backgrounds. We talk to parents who are worried about their child, adults who are struggling with grief, children who are dealing with a bully, medical professionals who need advice in dealing with a patient, and individuals who are contemplating suicide. We are here for anyone who is experiencing a mental or emotional crisis.





    KUTO (Kids Under Twenty One): 314.644.5886 or 888.644.5886



    Youth staffed phone lines



    Sunday – Thursday 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM



    Friday & Saturday 4:00 PM - Midnight



    *adult staffed during other hours


    KUTO’s mission is to prevent suicide and foster the emotional well-being of youth. KUTO prepares teens with the skills, confidence and courage to help their peers, and themselves, cope before, during and after crisis.



    St. Louis Regional Sexual Assault Center at the YWCA

    Our Mission
    Provide support and advocacy to victims of sexual assault and abuse within the St. Louis metro area
    Coordinate services provided to victims
    Serve as a resource on issues regarding awareness and prevention of sexual violence

    Our Services
    Crisis Intervention
    SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) - Our specially trained volunteers assist rape victims at 17 area hospital emergency rooms in St. Louis and St. Louis County no matter the time of day or day of week
    For an appointment or other information call 314-726-6665
    24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 314-531-RAPE (7273) - To receive information and resources.

    Survivor Support Services
    Individual therapy for anyone age 14+ who has been a victim of rape or childhood sexual abuse. Minors seeking therapy must be accompanied for
    their first appointment by a parent or guardian.
    Support groups
    Case management
    Follow-up for victims seen by SART

    Educational Services
    We provide risk-reduction and awareness training, professional education, psycho-educational groups and off-site outreach service

    For immediate assistance, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call: 314-531-RAPE (7273)

    Shelters for Youth
    Covenant House
    Covenant House Missouri (CHMO) empowers homeless, runaway and at-risk youth to live independently and become contributing members of the community. In addition to emergency shelter services, the Center for Youth provides educational resources, job skill development, personal counseling and numerous life skill classes. There is also an extensive transitional living program where youth can live in the facility for up to two years. Moreover, youth with mental health issues who have left the CHMO program (for up to six months) are personally called by After-care Program staff to ensure stability and if essential needs are being met.

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

    Youth Emergency Services
    The Youth Emergency Service shelter provides food and housing to youth experiencing homelessness or family crisis. The safe, nurturing environment and therapeutic services help youth and families rebound.

    6816 Washington Ave.
    University City, MO 63130

    The YES Helpline operates 365 days a year/24 hours a day.
    Call (314) 727 - 6294 for assistance.

    Youth in Need

    Youth In Need has developed a comprehensive temporary shelter services program, structured to meet the unique needs of each child and teen. Youth In Need’s Emergency Shelter program provides a safe haven from abuse, a “family timeout” to provide a cooling off period during a time of intense family conflict and shelter for homeless children and teens. Youth In Need meets the basic needs of housing, food and safety while providing counseling and other support services to help youth re-unite with their families, when appropriate, or find an alternative living situation.
    The Emergency Shelter offers individual, family and group counseling, crisis intervention and case management services and daily educational groups.

    To learn more about the program or to enroll, call Youth In Need’s 24-Hour Help Line at (636) 946 - 3771. (Collect calls are accepted.)

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