St. Louis Area

Youth Connection Helplines
The Youth Connection Helplines provide 24/7 crisis intervention including mobile outreaches to home and/or community agencies to provide emotional support, referral information and linkage of services for children, youth and their families in the St. Louis County area. The program is a collaboration among Youth In Need, the St. Louis County Safe Place Network and Behavioral Health Response. The helplines have a Follow-Up program, where eligible callers will receive a follow-up call within 48 hours by a Follow-Up coordinator who continues to ensure safety, assist with referrals and/or continues to follow-up until crisis situation has been resolved or linkage to services has taken place.

  • St. Louis County Youth Connection Helpline | For St. Louis County residents 19 years and under or anyone concerned about these youth
    CALL: (314) 628-2929 or Toll Free (877) 928-2929
    *TEXT: 4HLP to 31658
    WEB CHAT

  • St. Louis City Youth Connection Helpline | For St. Louis City residents 18 years and under or anyone concerned about these youth
    CALL: (314) 485-4635 or Toll Free (844) 336-2435
    *TEXT: 2TALK to 31658
    WEB CHAT

  • St. Charles County Youth Connection Helpline | For St. Charles County residents 18 years and under or anyone concerned about these youth
    CALL: (636) 642-0642 or Toll Free (855) 642-0642
    *TEXT: BSAFE to 31658
    WEB CHAT

  • Franklin County Youth Connection Helpline | For Franklin County residents 19 years and under or anyone concerned about these youth
    CALL: Toll Free (844) 846-2501
    *TEXT: 4CARE to 31658
    WEB CHAT

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Behavioral Health Response
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).
314-469-6644
800-811-4760
TTY: 314-469-3638
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Family Support Network
Free in-home counseling for families in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County, with children aged birth to 13 who are experiencing behavioral challenges.
314-918-3301

Lutheran Family and Children's Services
Youth, individual, couples and family therapy
314-787-5100
Other Missouri locations

Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri
Mental health helpline, mental health education, support group directory, and more.
314-773-1399
Support Group Directory

Safe Connections
Free counseling for teens who have experienced dating violence, sexual assault/rape, or witnessing violence in the home.
314.646.7500 x118

Saint Louis Counseling
Individual and family counseling with 8 office locations in and around St. Louis.
314-544-3800

St. Louis University Center for Counseling
Free individual, couples and family counseling.
314-977-2505

The SPOT
Free counseling, substance abuse counseling, case management, medical clinic, STI testing, drop-in program for skill-building, and recreational activities for youth ages 13 to 24.
314-535-0413

Youth in Need
Free individual, group and family counseling for youth living in St. Louis County and St. Charles County
St. Charles County: 636-757-9424
St. Louis County: 314-594-5010