Sexual Violence Resources
In addition to the support services offered by the university, there are a number of community organizations available to assist individuals who have experienced sexual violence. To locate community services and resources in your area, please visit Not Alone and simply type in your area code. ***The University has established partnerships with the YWCA and Safe Connections to bring our students the highest standard of service. Please read below for more information on these agencies and visit their websites for details.
YWCA St. Louis Regional Sexual Assault Center
YWCA St. Louis Regional Sexual Assault Center assists more than 1,000 victims annually. Its sexual assault response team works collaboratively with St. Louis City and County police officers, area hospitals, the prosecuting attorney’s office and as well as with other victim service agencies. Crisis services are provided at no cost to victims.
St. Louis, MO
Safe Connections offers hope before, during and after domestic abuse and sexual violence. Their counseling and support groups help women and teens from all over the St. Louis region. Their Crisis Helpline is answered by someone who cares 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Their educators visit schools and colleges sharing skills for keeping relationships free from control and abuse. All our services are free and with no imposed time limits.
Crisis Intervention and Additional Community Resources
P.O. Box 11201
St. Louis, MO 63105
ALIVE has a 24 hour, 7 day a week crisis line. Services include counseling, crisis intervention, an emergency shelter service, court advocacy services, and counseling for children who have witnessed abuse of a parent.
Bridgeway Behavioral Health
1570 South Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63303
Bridgeway offers services for both men and women who are survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Counseling and intervention programs, as well as shelters are available. Bridgeway also has a 24 hour, 7 day a week hotline, at 1-877-946-6854.
Care and Counseling
12141 Ladue Rd and other locations
Care and Counseling offers sliding scale fees for low income current (or recent) university students. For students, fees can go as low as $10 per session. They can help arrange a referral to a psychiatrist- either through Care and Counseling, or an outside provider. This office also can provide counseling that incorporates spiritual concerns. The Weger Center (part of Care and Counseling) - special services for students.
Crime Victims Advocacy Center
539 N Grand Blvd #400
St Louis, MO 63103
Crime Victims Advocacy Center has 24 hour free counseling and aid for victims of crime: crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, criminal justice guidance, information on victim issues and victim right, preparation for restorative justice activities, referral to community resources, and assistance filing victim compensation.
Family Mental Health Collaborative
Central appointment line for four agencies (i.e., Provident Counseling, Catholic Family Services, Lutheran F.S., Jewish F.S.) The intake counselor will assess your situation over the phone and refer you to one of their four agencies. Some of these agencies include access to a psychiatrist for medication monitoring. Some may qualify for free or very low fees, if they are St. Louis County residents.