SLEVAWN is…

The mission of the St. Louis Ending Violence Against Women Network (SLEVAWN) is to end domestic and sexual violence.  SLEVAWN is a network of individuals, agencies and organizations who serve in the interest of victims of domestic and sexual violence and whose priorities are:

- providing networking opportunities for all professionals and community organizations working with women and families.

- promoting awareness of public, private and community organizations aw well as resources in the area of violence against women.

- providing education focusing on the prevention, advocacy and treatment of women who experience violence in their lives.

Although SLEVAWN does not serve as the Regional Group of the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV), SLEVAWN supports the mission and the work of the coalition.

St. Louis Ending Violence Against Women Network (SLEVAWN) is comprised of the following member organizations:

Alive

ALIVE, founded in 1983, is dedicated to providing services to individuals and families affected by domestic (intimate partner) abuse.  ALIVE’s St. Louis County office is convenient for County, City and St. Charles County residents, whereas our Franklin County office serves people from towns like Union, Washington, St. Clair and Pacific.

The 24-hour crisis line provides access to emergency sanctuary, plus offers support, information, and safety planning.  Individual and group counseling is provided for adults, regardless of gender, as well as for children affected by abuse in the home.  ALIVE also provides court advocacy services, and participates in the Anti-Violence Advocacy Project on behalf of LGBT clients.

There are no fees for services; donations are appreciated!

Address: Confidential

Contact: STL Crisis line: 314-993-2777

Franklin County Crisis Line: 636-583-5700 or 800-941-9144


The Angel Band Project


AWARE Program of Barnes Jewish Hospital 

AWARE provides support and advocacy to patients and employees of Barnes-Jewish Hospital experiencing intimate partner violence.  The overall goal of AWARE’s services is to reduce or remedy the effects of intimate partner violence on the person’s life. These effects may include, but are not limited to, isolation, economic issues, safety, housing, discrimination, or unemployment.

Address: MS 90-71-406 | One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza | St. Louis, MO 63110

Contact: 314-362-9273


Catholic Charities 


Crime Victim Advocacy Center 

Crime Victim Advocacy Center offers services to victims of all types of crime. These free services include crisis intervention, personal advocacy, assistance filing crime victims’ compensation, trauma-specific counseling, and more. The Legal Advocates for Abused Women Program of CVAC helps victims of abuse in times of crisis. LAAW Program also partners directly with the legal system to provide free intervention services including crisis intervention, legal information, and safety planning. LAAW Program also offers assistance in filing Orders of Protection and can provide free legal representation for Orders of Protection.

Address: 539 N. Grand, Suite 400 | St. Louis, MO  63103

Contact: 314-652-3623


Crisis Aid International 

Crisis Aid International has provided services to more than 300 female victims of sex trafficking ages 4-25 years old since 2006. Crisis Aid’s first U.S. Safe Home for domestic female victims of sex trafficking opened in Saint Louis, Missouri in December 2012.  Crisis Aid’s home has up to 22 private bedrooms and provides full case management services including shelter, nutritious food, clothing, medical care, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, legal aid, educational and life skills programs, professional counseling, recreational and therapeutic activities, pregnancy and parenting classes, and more.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 510167 | Saint Louis, MO 63151

Headquarters Office: 5427 Telegraph Rd. | Saint Louis, MO 63129

Safe Home: Saint Louis County

Contact: Directly – 314-487-1400 | Toll-free – 1-888-740-7779


International Institute 


Kathy J. Weinman Shelter 

The Kathy J. Weinman provides emergency shelter to women and their children suffering the trauma of intimate partner violence.  The shelter offers meals, health care access, legal advocacy, case management, therapy, and a variety of other services depending on an individual’s needs.

Address: Confidential

Contact: 314-423-1117


Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc.

The Lasting Solutions Program at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri offers free civil family law services to survivors of domestic violence. The goal is help stop domestic violence by providing comprehensive legal assistance, integrated support services and a coordinated response to survivors with a holistic approach. Lasting Solutions provides counsel, advice and representation to clients in a variety of domestic cases including orders of protection, dissolution of marriage, modifications, paternity establishments and child custody cases. Other legal needs are addressed as well, sometimes by bringing the expertise of lawyers in other specialty practice areas like public benefits, housing or consumer. Lasting Solutions works collaboratively with many local agencies serving the needs of survivors of domestic violence to ensure that clients receive the individualized services they need as they begin to rebuild their lives.

Address: 4232 Forest Park Ave | St. Louis, MO 63108

Contact: 314-534-4200


Lydia’s House

Confidentially located transitional housing. Referrals from shelter advocates.

Address: PO Box 2722 | St. Louis, MO 63116

Contact: 314-771-4411


Magdalene St. Louis

Magdalene St. Louis is empowering women to live free from abuse, addiction and prostitution. It is a two year residential program for adult women in St. Louis.

Address: 1428 Wright St | St. Louis, MO 63107

Contact: 314-397-1163


MERS Goodwill 

The ACCESS Program offers safe access to employment services for survivors of intimate partner violence by providing specialized services that address both vocational needs and safety concerns. Participants must be referred from a domestic violence service provider.

Address: 2545 S. Hanley Road | St. Louis, Missouri 63144 at the Lippman Center

Additional service locations are available in Downtown, North County and South County

Contact: Christina Holmes, Program Director 314-646-5845 for additional information.


National Council of Jewish Women – St. Louis Section

National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis Section works through a program of advocacy, community service, philanthropy and education to improve the lives of women, children and families.  Our domestic violence work includes advocacy in Jefferson City and the operation of our Healing Hearts Bank, a Microlending program for DV survivors.

Address: 295 N Lindbergh | St. Louis, MO 63141

Contact: 314-993-5181 | Fax: 314-993-5362

Phoenix Crisis Center
The Nehemiah Project
Provident


RAVEN (Rape and Violence End Now)

RAVEN (Rape and Violence End Now) strives to foster peaceful relationships, families, and communities by increasing self-awareness, challenging abuse and control, teaching alternative behaviors, and promoting personal responsibility.

RAVEN conducts adult men’s violence intervention groups six days per week focused on exploring abuse, violence, physical/sexual violence, denial, accountability, triggers, power and control, beliefs and entitlement, as well as parenting, respectful communication, and developing a plan for non-violence in all relationships.

RAVEN offers violence prevention groups for youth (ages 12–17) providing education on assertive communication, dating violence, healthy relationships, etc. along with the tools and skills necessary to avoid the use of abuse and violence in all settings.  We have contracts to provide services at Riverbend Family Ministries, St. Vincent Home for Children, and for the St. Louis City Family Court, but we are open to customize youth non-violence education appropriate in topic and length for a variety of settings should there be interest from other community organizations.

RAVEN is in partnership and solidarity with domestic violence/sexual assault service agencies that work directly or indirectly with women and children survivors of abuse and violence. RAVEN staff and volunteers are highly engaged in the movement to end violence against women through participation in multiple committees within SLEVAWN, campus involvement, and community speaking engagements.

Address: 1914 Olive St., #300 | St. Louis, MO 63103

Contact: 314-289-8000

Redevelopment Opportunities for Women
Safe Connections
St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Victim Services

Victim Services offers a variety of services, including court advocacy and referrals for victims of Domestic Violence.

Once a case has been opened by the Circuit Attorney’s Office, a Victim Advocate Caseworker is assigned to provide court information, notification of hearings, and support and other assistance to the victim.

Victim Services is a member of the DV Unit team that includes attorneys and investigators to assure continuity of contact and services for the victim while the case proceeds through the criminal justice process.  The VS Advocate Caseworker:

  • Offer court accompaniment to all pre-trial hearings, all trials, and sentencings.
  • Provide the victim with monthly case updates such as information on the status of the defendant, the status of the case.
  • Educate the victim on the Criminal Justice System.
  • Provide information on Crime Victims’ Compensation
  • Maintain contact with the Victim to discuss safety planning, domestic violence issues, cycle of violence, identify needs, etc.
  • Provide information on Orders of Protection
  • Provide referrals for shelters, counseling, support groups and other community resources (housing, legal assistance, food, etc.).
  • Provide emotional support to Victims while in Court

Address: 1114 Market, Room 401 | St. Louis, MO 63101

Contact: 314-622-4373 | Fax: 314-622-4900

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

St. Louis County County Domestic Violence Court

The St. Louis County Domestic Violence Court was created to increase safety for victims, increase accountability for offenders, and establish a coordinated community response to domestic violence from the justice system and partner agencies.

Address: St. Louis County Courthouse | 7900 Carondelet Avenue, Room 299 | Clayton, MO 63105

Contact: 314-615-4642

St. Martha’s Hall

The mission of St. Martha’s Hall is to help battered women and their children break the cycle of violence in their lives. In an attempt to accomplish this, we offer an immediate, confidential safe place for abused women and their children to live; provide a supportive environment with a strong emphasis on peer support; implement a self-help philosophy to enhance self-esteem and decision-making skills; staff a 24- hour crisis line; provide accurate information and referrals to abused women and their children and when appropriate to their abusers; provide advocacy services; provide individual crisis, group and family counseling; provide follow up support; and offer community education to increase public awareness and understanding of domestic violence.

Address: Confidential

Contact: Available 24 hours a day at 314-533-1313


Strength Through Emotions Management

The Strength Through Emotions Management (STEM) is a batterers’ intervention program designed for men who recognize the need to work on their abusiveness, whether or not they are court mandated. Rather than the traditional educational format, STEM is a group therapy experience. Informed by both the feminist model and traditional psychotherapeutic strategies, the men learn from, and support each other through their individual process of change.

Address: 777 Craig Road, Suite 120 | Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Contact: Ted Meltzer, MA – 314-997-6463

Turning Point

Turning Point provides shelter and supportive services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence, serving the rural counties of Warren, Gasconade, Franklin, and Montgomery in East Central, Missouri.

Victim Service Division of St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney
The Women’s Safe House

The mission of The Women’s Safe House is to provide safe shelter and support services to battered women and their dependent children and to empower women to make informed choices about their futures.

Crisis Intervention & Safety Planning HOTLINE – 314.772.4535 (available 24/7)

Donation Information – dev.specialist@twsh.org

Community Engagement Opportunities – volunteer@twsh.org

Woman’s Place

WOMAN’S PLACE is a center of peace, hope and healing for women who have experienced emotional, physical or sexual abuse.  We provide a confidential, compassionate and welcoming space for women to heal.  We offer no fee for services and appointments are not required.2 Locations:o   8300 Morganford; St. Louis, MO 63123

  • In the back of St. Mark Church
  • (314) 645-4848
  • Open weekdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

o   4116 McClay, St. Charles, MO 63304

  • Located at Sts. Joachim & Ann Care Service
  • 636-373-7911
  • Drop in center open Monday – Thursday. Hours may vary.

YWCA St. Louis Regional Sexual Assault Center

The YWCA Women’s Resource Center provides support and advocacy to victims of assault and abuse within the St. Louis Metropolitan area, coordinates services provided to victims, and serves as a resource on issues regarding awareness and prevention of sexual assault and abuse.  Service delivery areas are: Crisis Intervention, Counseling Services and Education.

Address: 140 N. Brentwood Blvd | St. Louis, MO 63105

Contact: Office 314-726-6665 | Crisis Line 314-740-9730