Interpersonal Violence

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Interpersonal Violence

General Resources

Alternatives to Living in Violent Environments (ALIVE)

  • Website: ALIVE STL
  • Crisis Line (24/7): 314-993-2777
  • Business Line: 314-993-7080
  • Email: alivestl@alivestl.org
  • Location: confidential to protect residents
  • Services:
    • Counseling
      • For individuals
      • Weekly support groups for adults held in-office
      • Crisis-oriented
      • Can last from 6 weeks to 6 months (can be longer)
      • Licensed therapists specializing in domestic-abuse related issues
    • Court advocacy
    • Shelter referrals and placement
    • Community involvement and resources
    • Nights of Safety (temporary emergency housing)
      • Provides temporary emergency housing and transportation to adults and children in crisis
      • Has no age limits for male children
      • Can accommodate large families
    • Contact us form
      • This is for callers who need to schedule support in order to maintain their safety
      • Asks for the safest phone number, if it is safe to leave a voicemail/email, and preferred method of contact as the safest time to call

YWCA Metro St. Louis

  • Website: YWCA
  • St. Louis Office Phone: 314-646-7500
  • Crisis Line (24/7): 314-531-7273
  • Domestic Violence Support and Information Line: 314-645-4848
  • Email: info@ywcastlouis.org
  • Hours: 24/7
  • Location: 1155 Olivette Executive Parkway St. Louis, MO 63132
  • Services:
    • Advocacy for legal and medical issues
    • DV-SART headquarters (Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Response Team)
      • SARTs can accompany and assist survivors throughout the hospital process
    • Housing support
      • Rapid Re-Housing Line (for individuals and families seeking safety from domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and stalking): 314-726-6665
      • Housing Helpline (for women who are chronically homeless or at risk of being homeless): 314-802-5444
    • Free individual and group therapy for clients 14 and older
      • Counselors are trauma-informed and trained in EMDR + DV/sexual violence modalities
    • Intake for therapy:
      • Call or visit drop-in center to receive assistance with personalized safety planning and access to appropriate resources
      • Drop-in center for individuals to meet with an advocate without an appointment
        • Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
        • Support groups on a variety of topics open to women 18 years or older
  • Case management and assistance
  • Educational services and outreach
  • Permanent Supportive Housing Program
    • Single women 18 or older
    • Indefinite leasing and rental assistance paired with supportive services for qualifying individuals
      • On-site case management
      • Financial coaching
      • Employment coaching
      • Life skills
    • Each unit includes a bathroom (with toilet + sink + shower) and community laundry room, kitchen, and dining room in the building

Safe Connections

  • Website: Safe Connections
  • Crisis Line (24/7): 314-531-2003
  • Business: 314-646-7500
  • Email: info@safeconnections.org
  • Hours: Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 8 pm, Fridays from 8 am to 4 pm, Saturdays from 8 am to 1 pm
  • Services:
    • Free individual therapy to adults and youth of all genders ages 12 and up who have experienced rape, domestic or dating abuse, sex trafficking, and/or child sexual abuse
      • Can provide therapy in English or Spanish
      • Also has an interpreter on-site for American Sign Language
      • Call the main phone number and dial extension 118 to schedule an appointment
    • Free support groups
      • DBT-informed skills group for teens on Thursdays from 6 to 7 pm
      • Several groups for adults (healthy relationships, healing through art, understanding trauma, etc.)

Provident St. Louis

  • Website: Provident STL
  • Crisis Line (24/7): 314-647-4357
  • Appointment and Information Line: 314-533-8200
  • Location: 2650 Olive St. Saint Louis, MO 63103
  • Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm
  • Services: 
    • 24/7 Crisis Helpline
    • Individual counseling for anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, sexual identity, and loss
      • Accepts most private insurance
      • Sliding scale fee based on financial need
      • No out-of-pocket expense for counseling for St. Louis County youth under the age of 20
      • Telehealth or in-office
    • Couples and family counseling
      • Accepts most private insurance
      • Sliding scale fee based on financial need
      • Telehealth or in-office
    • Psychiatric services for depression, mood disorders, anxiety, or trauma
      • Accepts most private insurance
      • Sliding scale fee based on financial need
      • Telehealth or in-office
    • Survivors of Suicide support group
      • 6-7:30 pm bi-weekly on Wednesdays at 2388 Schuetz Rd. Suite A-10 Maryland Heights, MO 63146
      • No charge to attend these meetings
      • Walk-ins are welcome
      • Designed for people 18 or older who are at least 2-3 months out from their loss
    • Feeling Kinda Blue Social Network
      • Private networking site that provides a safe space for people to escape the isolation of depression
      • Monitored by Provident professionals, members can post, chat, and share with others who can relate to their emotions
        • Feeling Kinda Blue Crisis Line: 866-728-7983

Resources at WashU

Kim Webb

  • Email: kim_webb@wustl.edu
  • Office number: 314-935-8761 
  • Kim can be contacted through SARAH (314-935-8080) or WUPD (315-935-5555) in emergencies (when she is not in her office).
  • Kim Webb is the director of the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center (RSVP Center). She is a confidential resource who provides counseling and referrals for students who have been involved in situations regarding sexual assault, rape, stalking, interpersonal violence, and related topics. Kim provides these services to all students. Some services that Kim offers specifically for survivors is helping change housing and classes, communicating with professors, and accompanying students while going to the hospital. In addition, Kim can explain legal procedures to students, along with accompanying them to the courthouse.

Longer-term Shelters/Housing

*Please feel free to call SARAH for more information and options about shelters.

Women’s Safe House

  • Website: Women’s Safe House
  • Crisis Line (24/7): 314-772-4535
  • Hours: 24/7
  • Location: confidential (can be made available to callers in need)
  • Services:
    • Trained employees assist callers with developing safety plans, resource referrals, and housing placement
    • Residential program
      • Emergency safe shelter, typically for the course of 6-8 weeks
      • Enrollment includes group + individual support sessions, case management, health screenings, legal advocacy, workshops, transportation assistance, job placement, and referrals to secure new housing
      • Meals and personal hygiene items are included for free
    • AfterCare program
      • Upon completion of the residential program, services including advocacy, case management, and financial assistance continue for 12 months

St. Martha’s Hall

  • Website: Saint Martha’s Hall
  • Crisis Line (24/7): 314-533-1313
  • Hours: 24/7
  • Location: confidential
  • Services:
    • Shelter
      • Standard stay of 12 weeks for women 18 years or older with their children
      • Provides three meals a day, individual bedrooms, personal hygiene items, school supplies, and more
    • Support groups open to current and former adult and child residents
    • Individual counseling
    • Assistance navigating legal, medical, governmental, and community systems
    • Resource referrals
    • Follow-up with former residents one year after they have left
    • Drop-in center
      • Phone: 314-487-2062
      • Hours: Monday-Friday from 10 am to 4 pm
      • Location: 4733 Mattis Rd. Saint Louis, MO 63128
      • Offers crisis intervention and support services, safety planning, referrals to community agencies, and more

Weinman Shelter

  • Phone: 314-423-1117
  • Hours: 24/7
  • Location: confidential
  • Run by Saint Louis County Government
  • Services
    • 39-bed DV program for women and children
    • Crisis intervention and referral services
    • Case management
    • Educational groups
    • Health evaluations and referrals
    • Mental health services
      • Individual therapy
      • Group therapy
      • Family therapy

Medical Resources

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

  • General Phone: 314-747-3000
  • Emergency Department Phone: 314-362-9123
  • Emergency Room Location: 400 S Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110 (only one visitor allowed in the emergency department)
  • Services:
    • Physical exam
    • Plan B (within 72 hours)
    • STI prophylaxis and free HIV prophylaxis (PEP)
    • Forensic exam/evidence collection kit (free under state of MO funding)
      • Most effective as soon as possible, can be done up to 72 hours after
    • Accessible by metro (15 minutes) including a 10 min walk or a 10-minute drive
    • Affiliated with WashU
      • Habif might be contacted if a caller is on student insurance
        • Anyone can ask for their primary care physician to not be contacted

National Resources

Love is Respect

  • Website: Loveisrespect
  • Hotline (24/7): 866-331-9474 
  • Online chat on website (24/7)
  • Text line (24/7): text loveis to 22522*
  • Love is Respect offers support, information, and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their relationships. The organization also provides these services to people who are concerned about someone they know. The services are free and confidential.

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