Basic Needs

Annie Malone Children & Family Service Center

Annie Malone Children & Family Service Center, meets the comprehensive needs of abused, neglected, abandoned, homeless, disadvantaged children and their families in the St. Louis Metropolitan Community.

Our programs include Crisis & Emergency Placement Services that provides a safe 24 hour environment for children birth to 18 years of age with intervention measures to immediately alleviate crisis by providing emergency, shelter, food, clothing, educational needs, conflict resolution and emergency medical attention. Our Transitional and Independent Living Program provides youth between the ages of 16 and 21 housing and the necessary skills to successfully transition to becoming independent, productive adults through a series of personal training and life skills development. While offering students in grades K-12 with Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) an alternative education, our Emerson Academy Therapeutic School promotes successful learning behaviors and outcomes. The Parenting Education Classes provides an interactive instruction based environment to re-establish and promote healthy nurturing relationships between parents and children over a 10, 12, and 16 week session.
Main Office: 314-531-0120 / Emergency Placement: 314-361-2222 / 24 Hour Line: 314-803-7476
Covenant House Missouri

Covenant House Missouri is a non-profit organization that empowers homeless, runaway and at-risk youth to live independently and become contributing members of our community.  With open doors and open hearts, CHMO builds a bridge from homelessness to opportunity by providing shelter and supportive services to children and youth who are homeless or at great risk. In the spirit of open intake, services will be offered to all youth who seek help, with a priority of concern and commitment to those for whom no other service is available.
Easter Seals Midwest (formerly Life Skills)

Easter Seals Midwest helps individuals with developmental disabilities – including autism – learn, live, work and participate in the community. The agency operates three distinct divisions through which individualized services are delivered: Community Living, Employment Services and Autism Services.  Serving more than 4,200 individuals in 95 counties across the state, the organization employs more than 1,300 staff members, operates more than 10 office locations and has a budget of nearly $40 million.  The agency believes that all people should be treated with dignity and respect, and be valued for their contributions, regardless of their disabilities.
(314) 567-7705
(314) 567-6539
Epworth Children & Family Services

Epworth is committed to keeping families together, preventing abuse and neglect, and encouraging self-sufficiency in at-risk youth served through more than one dozen programs.
(314) 691-5718
Every Child’s Hope (ECH)

ECH provides open and secure residential care; transitional and independent living programs; specialized residential and educational services for males with co-occurring mental retardation/developmental disabilities; special education services for students with behavioral difficulties and more.
(314) 427-3755
Good Shepherd Children  & Family Services

Good Shepherd provides foster care and residential treatment, structured transitional housing and skills training for pregnant/parenting teens, crisis services for expectant parents, and a full menu of adoption services.
(314) 854-5700
Jewish Family & Children’s Service

For generations, JF&CS has offered compassionate support and practical solutions to guide people through life’s ups and downs. Added in 1991 and celebrating its 20th year, the food pantry (now the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry), a major program for JF&CS, was established to serve clients living in surrounding zip codes. Today, 22 JF&CS programs serve clients from more than 110 different zip codes throughout the greater St. Louis area. JF&CS is a proud member of the United Way and the Jewish Federation; and receives major funding from the St. Louis County Children’s Services Fund.
(314) 993-1000
(314) 812-9398
Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri

Lutheran Family & Children’s Services offers solution-focused services for families through counseling, respite care, pregnancy counseling and case management with the goal of achieving a healthy and stable home environment.
(314) 754- 2776 (314) 754- 2746

Marygrove offers services to children and families who have severe emotional and psychiatric problems. Services offered run the spectrum of crisis programs to transitional/independent living programs.
(314) 830-6201
St. Louis Crisis Nursery

SLCN provides emergency respite care for children, birth through age 12, whose families are experiencing a crisis. We provide counseling, resource referrals, home visitation, parenting education groups and community outreach to families with young children.
(314) 292-5770
(314) 292-5776