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Regional Housing Helpline


This is the access point for St. Louis County homeless services. 2-1-1 has access to all St. Louis County and St. Louis City shelters. Please follow the housing prompt.

Hunger Hotline

314-726-5355 ext. 1

The Hunger Hotline is an emergency, 24/7 service to provide those in need with referral information.

Mental Health Access / Behavioral Health Response

9-8-8 or 314-469-6644

Providing 24-hour access to mental health services and counseling.

Addiction and Recovery / SAMHSA’s National Helpline

1-800-662-HELP (4357) or 1-800-487-4889

Free 24/7 information service for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.

Domestic Abuse / ALIVE


ALIVE empowers domestic abuse survivors and their children through counseling, emergency shelter, and other critical services

Youth Homeless Services

Epworth 24/7 Youth Hotline:

1-800-899-KIDS (5437) or 314-727-6294

Youth In Need:

(St. Louis County Crisis Line) 314-628-2929
(St. Louis City Crisis Line) 636-946-3771
(St. Charles County Crisis Line) 636-642-0642

Both Epworth Children and Family Services and Youth in Need provide a dedicated 24-hour team of youth advisors and master-level therapists offering secure, temporary housing to homeless and at-risk youth ages 11 through 20, including pregnant youth up to 26 weeks into their pregnancy. 

Start Here STL

Start Here is a St. Louis area directory that provides general information, street addresses, phone numbers and websites for dozens of agencies throughout the St. Louis area.