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 as 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, 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 | P.O. Box 28733 | St. Louis, MO 63146

Contact: STL Crisis line: 314-993-2777

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

The Angel Band Project

Our mission is to break the silence surrounding sexual violence while promoting healing for survivors through the power of music.

Address: 6267 Delmar, 3W | St. Louis, MO 63130

Contact: 314-240-5525

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 been rescuing girls globally since December 2006 and the first Refuge Home opened in East Africa in 2007. After providing services to more than 540 survivors of sex trafficking and operating multiple refuge homes for victims worldwide, Crisis Aid opened its first U.S. based refuge for American victims of sex trafficking in December 2012. Since then, we have provided services to more than 90 American victims of sex trafficking age 14-24 years old in the U.S. alone.

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 

Address: 3401 Arsenal St | St. Louis, MO 63118

Contact: 314-773-9090

Family Resource Center – ROW Programs 

Empowers women and their families to build skills, economic security, safety, and hope for the future through a variety of programs that create a foundation where women are able to develop the necessary skills and abilities to begin to take control of their lives. These programs include Family Strengths Program, Family Literacy Program (GED), ROW’s Economic Action Program (REAP), REAP’s Individual Development Account (IDA) Program, Safety and Security through Housing First (SSHF), and Multilingual Access Project (MAP).

Address: P.O. Box 806 | St. Louis, MO 63188

Contact: 314-588-8300

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.

Provides free, high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income individuals in Eastern Missouri.

The Lasting Solutions Program provides legal representation to survivors of domestic and sexual violence to obtain orders of protection, dissolutions of marriage, and resolve paternity and custody issues. Court advocacy, crisis intervention and safety planning are provided through social workers and attorneys.

The Immigration Law Program assists low-income immigrants and refugees with representation at family visa petitions, adjustment to permanent residence, battered immigrant spouse self-petitions, human trafficking, representation in removal cases, waiver applications and naturalization.

Both programs offer community education and outreach.

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

Contact: 314-534-4200

Life Source Consultants

Provides Crisis Intervention, Support Groups, Crisis HelpLine, Personal Advocacy, Safety Planning, Case Management with Resources and Referrals, Short-term Counseling, (Spiritual Counseling upon request), Emergency Cab Transportation, Gas, Food and Clothing Vouchers, Limited Utility Assistance, and free Verizon Emergency Cell Phones.

Address: 119 Church Street, Ste 219 | St. Louis, MO  63135 & 4144 Lindell Blvd, Ste 401 | St. Louis, MO 63108

Contact: 314-524-0686

Lydia’s House

Provides confidentially located transitional housing for up to 24 months with support services.

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

Address: 2650 Olive | St. Louis, MO 63103

Contact: 314-533-8200

Safe Connections

Safe Connections serves adults and youth of all genders who have been impacted by relationship violence and/or sexual assault. Our core services include Crisis Intervention, which features our 24-hour live-voice Crisis Helpline, Counseling and Support Services, and Violence Prevention Education.

Address: 2165 Hampton Ave | St. Louis, MO 63139

Contact: 314-531-2003

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 – Sunday: 9 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 | P.O. Box 4950 | St. Louis, MO 63108

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: 664 Office Parkway | 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.

Address: P.O. Box 426 | Warrenton, MO 63383

Contact: 1-888-873-7233

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 transitional living services to battered women and their dependent children and to empower women to make informed choices about their futures.Founded in 1922, TWSH is the first domestic violence shelter in St. Louis. It is also the largest in St. Louis.

Address: Confidential | P.O. Box 63010 | St. Louis, MO 63163

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

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YWCA Metro St. Louis

Address: 3820 West Pine Blvd | St. Louis, MO 63108

YWCA 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 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 314-531-7273