For Parents For Youth

Currently, 29 formerly homeless youth that received assistance from Covenant House are attending college.

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Call the Nineline: 1-800-999-9999

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For Youth

Health Care Services

SPOT 314-535-0413

Grace Hill 314-898-1999
St. Louis City Health Department 314-612-5100
Poison Control 314-772-5200
St. Louis Effort for AIDS 314-645-6451

Identification (Birth Certificates and State ID's)

Centenary CARES T,W, 9:30
First Come, First Serve
St. Francis Xavier T,W, 9:00
First Come, First Serve

Legal Services

Legal Services of Eastern MO 314-534-4200
American Civil Liberties Union 314-652-3111
Gateway Legal Services 314-534-0404

Youth Shelters

Covenant House Missouri 314-533-2241
Dream House 314-367-6002
Youth Emergency Services 314-727-6294
Youth In Need 636-946-3771

Crisis Services

Covenant House Nineline 1-800-999-9999
1-800-999-9915 (Hearing Impaired)

National Runaway Switchboard 1-800-RUN-AWAY
ALIVE Domestic Violence Hotline 314-993-2777

Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline 1-800-392-3738
Kids Under Twenty One (KUTO) 1-888-644-5886

United Way 2-1-1 314-421-4636
Crisis Nursery 314-768-3201
Rape/Incest Hotline 314-531-2003

Mental Health Services

BJC - Behavioral Health 314-729-4004
Hopewell 314-531-1770
Behavioral Health Response 314-469-1500

Drug and Alcohol Services

Drug and Alcohol Helpline 1-800-662-HELP
Drug Overdose or Poision
National Council on Alcoholism
& Drug Abuse
Cocaine Helpline 1-800-COCAINE

Transportation Home

National Runaway Switchboard 1-800-RUN-AWAY

Youth 12-18 years of age may receive Greyhound bus transportation home by calling the hotline or going to the local police or runaway shelter, provided parents have filed a missing persons report.

Helpful Resources

MetroLink 314-231-2345

Growing American Youth 314-821-3524

Dress for Success 636-940-8027

United Way of Greater St. Louis 314-421-0700

Housing Resource Center 314-802-5444


Click here to learn more about the St. Louis City 10 year plan to end chronic homelessness