Women's Empowerment Center


Located on this page is a list of resources in the St. Louis metropolitan area that provide services to women for many different situations.

Women's organizations

ALIVE (Alternatives to Living in Violent Environments)

Offers a crisis hotline, support groups, referrals to counselors. Short term stay for victims of intimate partner violence. Therapist services offered for children 4 to 17. Court advocate available.
Address: P.O. Box 11201, St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: St. Louis County office: 314-993-7080 | St. Louis 24-hour crisis line: 314-993-2777
Website: alivestl.org


Almost Home

Provides transitional housing for teen moms.
Address: 3200 St. Vincent Ave., St. Louis, MO 63104
Phone: 314-771-4663 | Website: www.almosthomestl.org


American Association of University Women

Involved in activities that support women and children. AAUW has worked as a national grass roots organization for more than 130 years.
Website: www.aauw.org


Attachment Parenting International (API) of St. Louis

Teaches parenting skills to develop healthy attachments.
Address: 8128 Knights Crossing Ct., O'Fallon, MO 63368
Phone: 314-267-2005 | Website: apstlouis.zoomshare.com


Business Women's Network

Provides support, education and networking opportunities for women in business, including those entering into or already established in self-employment.
Website: www.businesswomensnetwork.org


Center for Women in Transition

Assists women who have been incarcerated to successfully transition back into their communities. Provides a mentoring program as well as options for legal advocacy and transitional housing.
Address: 7413 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63111
Phone: 314-771-5207 | Website: www.cwitstl.org


Connections to Success

Provides two business suites and prepares individuals for work readiness. Vehicles given for free to responsible individuals. Mentoring for women available.
Address: 523 S. 5th St., St. Charles, MO 63301
Phone: 636-940-8027 | Website: www.connectionstosuccess.org


eWomen Network

Offers networking opportunities for women and their businesses.
Website: www.ewomennetwork.com


Gateway to Hope

Provides comprehensive medical and surgical care for uninsured and underinsured women diagnosed with breast cancer.
Address: 845 N. New Ballas Rd., Ste. 300, St. Louis, MO 63141
Phone: 314-569-1113 | Website: www.gthstl.org


Grace Hill Women's Business Center

Provides marketing assistance and training, one-on-one business counseling, business development courses, loan packaging, micro lending, credit repair classes, networking and referral services.
Address: 6722 Page Ave, St. Louis MO 63133
Phone: 314-584-6700 | Website: http://www.gracehillwbc.org/


Helena Hatch Special Care Center for Women

Provides comprehensive medical and supportive care, education and related research for women with HIV. Organization investigates options, obstacles and components of effective holistic treatment.
Address: 4570 Children's Place, St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: 314-747-1024 | Website: hhscc.wustl.edu


Immigrant and Refugee Women's Program

Provides two one-hour sessions a week for immigrant women in speaking, reading and writing English. Educates women on financial literacy and transportation. Field trips are available to help practice the skills learned in class.
Address: 3530 Utah St., St. Louis, MO 63118
Phone: 314-771-1104 | Website: www.irwp.net


Jane Doe News

Provides legal assistance to victims of sexual assualt.
Address: 7403 Manchester Rd #140, Maplewood MO 63143
Phone: 314-329-5339 | Website: janedoeadvocacy.wordpress.com


Legal Advocates for Abused Women

Provides crisis intervention and support, legal information and advocacy, safety planning, and legal and social service referrals for victims of abuse.
Address: P.O. Box 15137, St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-664-7780 | Website: www.laawstl.org


Life Source Consultants, Inc.

Provides counseling, education courses on healthy relationships, referrals to other helpful agencies and court advocacy assistance for abused women.
Address: 119 Church St., Ste. 219, St. Louis, MO 63135
Phone: 314-524-4130 | Website: www.lifesourceconsultants.org


Lydia's House

Provides transitional housing for abused women and their children.
Address: 3500 Giles Ave., St. Louis, MO 63316
Phone: 314-771-4411 | Website: www.lydiashouse.org


Missouri Women in Trades

Recruiting for women interested in the field of construction. Holds monthly support meetings. Provides mentoring and hands-on training for young girls in order to help them learn about various avenues of employment for women in the construction industry.
Address: 8300 Manchester Rd., Brentwood, MO 63144
Phone: 314-680-1973 | Website: www.missouriwomenintrades.org


Missouri Women's Council

Works closely with other agencies and community-based organizations to build awareness, educate, promote opportunities for, and enhance the lives and well being of Missouri's women and families.
Website: www.womenscouncil.org


National Association of Women Business Owners

Provides an opportunity for women with businesses to network with other women, build strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations. Strengthens the wealth-creating capacity of its members and promotes economic development.
Address: P.O. Box 6925, St. Louis, MO 63123
Phone: 314-954-8344 | Website: www.nawbostl.org


National Council of Jewish Women

Provides leadership workshops. Advocates for women's rights, reproductive freedoms and child welfare. Provides community programs for children. Provides a support group for recently widowed women. Organization does community service and has partnerships with other agencies.
Address: 295 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141
Phone: 314-993-5181 | Website: www.ncjwstl.org


National Organization for Women

Works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system and all other sectors of society. Secures abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women. Seeks to end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.
Website: www.missourinow.org | www.now.org


Nurses for Newborns Foundation

Provides in-home nursing visits. Services are available to babies born with medical problems, born to teen moms or mothers with disabilities/mental health concerns. Helps with necessities for babies and provides education on parenting skills.
Address: 7259 Landsdowne, Ste. 100, St. Louis, MO 63119
Phone: 314-544-3433 or 1-800-45-BIRTH | Website: www.nfnf.org


Old Lesbians Organizing for Change

Aims to empower and remind the youth of the importance of strength by highlighting the struggles of lesbians throughout history. Lesbians over the age of 60 who engage in a variety of projects that memorialize strong lesbian women from the past.
Address: 8914 Litzinger, St. Louis, MO 63144
Phone: 314-962-2188 | Website: www.oloc.org


OWL, the Voice of Mid-life and Older Women

Provides a voice for middle-aged and older women. Provides financial education services and divorce support. Keeps the public and elected officials up-to-date on health care, equitable housing, social security and medicare preservation and pension equity.
Address: 7514 Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63119
Phone: 314-725-5862 | Website: www.owlstlouis.com


Professional Women's Alliance

Provides a mentoring program to members including resources and networking opportunities. Aims to help women increase their internet presence and improve their professional and personal management skills.
Address: 12520-D Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141
Phone: 314-991-6144 | Website: www.stlpwa.org


Redevelopment Opportunities for Women (ROW)

A program of Family Forward, provides parenting, GED and literacy courses, economic education and credit counseling. Issues Individual Development Accounts to battered women in order to help them save money. Assists with employment planning.
Office address: 1914 Olive Street, 2nd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63103
Mailing address: PO Box 806, St. Louis, MO 63188
Phone: 314-588-8300 | Website: https://familyforwardmo.org/ (click on Family Resource Center link for ROW programs)



Safe Connections

Aims to help women victimized by domestic violence, sexual assault, rape and/or childhood sexual abuse. Provides a 24-hour crisis hotline. Individual counseling available. Programs provided to increase self-esteem, healing and healthy relationship building. Services available to both teens and women. Workshops on healthy relationships, as well as individual counseling and support groups provided for teens. Crisis support program, support groups and individual counseling for women. Also offers programs in the following areas: work readiness, relaxation, self-esteem building and yoga.
Address: 2165 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63129
Phone: 314-646-7500 | Website: www.safeconnections.org


St. Louis Community College — Women Entrepreneur Training Program

Prepares women for business leadership in this 15-week educational program. Women will build a business plan and learn hiring, training, finding capital, managing finances, planning strategically, sales skills, networking and more.
Address: 11333 Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63122
Phone: 314-644-5522 | Website: www.stlcc.edu/continuing_education


St. Louis Woman Magazine

Aims to educate, inspire and motivate women with this monthly magazine.
Website: stlouiswomanmag.com


St. Martha's Hall

Helps women break the cycle of violence by providing shelter and immediate crisis intervention counseling. Weekly support groups provided for adults, children and parenting groups. Assists with navigating legal, medical, governmental and community systems.
Address: P.O. Box 4950, St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: 314-533-1313 | Website: www.saintmarthas.org


Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life

Mission is to increase the number of women in government. Educates students and women.
Address: 346 Woods Hall, One University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121
Phone: 314-516-4727 | Website: www.umsl.edu/~iwpl/


Women in the Boardroom

Educates women on how they can serve on a board of directors. Provides insight on how to prepare a resume for a board position. Organization also provides networking for professional business women.
Website: www.womenintheboardroom.com


The Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis

Encourages women lawyers' professional and personal growth.
Website: www.wlastl.org


Women Transitioning to a New Beginning

Helps women convicted of nonviolent crimes transition into society. Provides women with a mentor that will assist them with self-esteem building, parenting and anger management workshops as well as job readiness and financial awareness workshops.
Address: 1334 Harting Dr., St. Louis, MO 63031
Phone: 314-623-4249 | Website: www.wttnb.org


Women's Foundation of Greater St. Louis

Welcomes the support of those committed to changing the societal landscape for women and girls. We are committed to strategic funding practices built on community dialogue, research and prioritization of community need. At the heart of the Foundation is its commitment to women and girls. Research has shown that empowering women strengthens communities.
Website: www.wfstl.org


The Women's Safe House

Provides shelter to battered women, referrals for employment, child education, legal assistance, housing and utility services.
Address: P.O. Box 63010, St. Louis, MO 63163
Phone: 314-772-4535 | Website: www.twsh.org


Women's Yellow Pages of Greater St. Louis

Boasts a comprehensive directory of businesses owned by women.
Address: P.O. Box 300302, St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: 314-997-6262 | Website: www.wypstlouis.com


UMSL Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education

Provides workshops to help individuals with credit and finances. Credit hour courses on economics and finances are also available.
Address: 210 JC Penney Conference Center, One University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121
Phone: 314-516-5248
Website: umslce.org/index.php/centers-a-programs/entrepreneurship-and-economic-education


UMSL Institute for Women and Gender Studies

Provides a gender studies curriculum, supports gender issues, provides scholarships and sponsors events.
Address: 212 Clark Hall, One University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121
Phone: 314-516-5581 | Website: www.umsl.edu/divisions/artscience/iwgs/scholarships.html


UMSL Women's Resource Center

Brings attention to social, political, and cultural issues of particular relevance to women. Provides resources and referrals to those engaged in scholarly or secular research, self-defense training seminars and a community and campus awareness program.
Address: Office of Student Life, One University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121
Phone: 314-516-5291 | Website: www.umsl.edu/studentlife/osl/womensrc.html


United Way

Raises funds, mobilizes volunteers, helps strengthen agencies, identifies unmet needs, and provides referrals through the 211 line.
Address: 910 North 11th St., St. Louis, MO 63101
Phone: 314-421-0700 | Website: stl.unitedway.org

Address: 5988 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., Ste. 238, St. Charles, MO 63304
Phone: 636-939-3300


University of Missouri Extension

Offers educational information about agriculture, lawn and garden, home and consumer life, health and nutrition, community leadership, business and families and relationships.
Address: St. Charles County MU Extension Center
               260 Brown Rd., St. Peters, MO 63376
Phone: 636-970-3000 | Website: extension.missouri.edu



Provides programs in racial justice and women's economic advancement. The organization advocates for policies that prevent and help eliminate violence against women.
Address: 3820 W. Pine Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: 314-531-1115 | Website: www.ywca.org

Organizations serving women

Annie's Hope

Provides comprehensive support services for children, teens and families who are grieving the death of a loved one.
Address: 1333 W. Lockwood, Ste. 104, St. Louis, MO 63122
Phone: 314-965-5015 | Website: annieshope.org


Ava Counseling Services

Provides intervention services, supervised visitations, anger management and individual and anger management counseling.
Address: 2021 Zumbehl, Ste. 51, St. Charles, MO 63303
Phone: 314-486-2021 | Website: www.avacounseling.com


Bereaved Parents of the USA

Support group for parents grieving the loss of a child, grandchild or sibling.
Phone: 314-878-0890 | Website: www.bereavedparentsusa.org


Cardinal Ritter Senior Services: Grandparents Acting as Parents

Provides social, health and housing programs in St. Louis City and St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson, Franklin and Warren Counties.
Address: 7601 Watson Road, St. Louis, MO 63119
Phone: 314-961-8000, Ext. 242 | Website: cardinalritterseniorservices.org


Catholic Charities

Aims to break the cycle of poverty, abuse and neglect. Provides referrals for counseling, legal assistance, advocacy for those in need, food pantry, rent/utility assistance and prescription assistance.
Address: 255 Spencer Rd., Ste. 202, St. Peters, MO 63376
Phone: 636-498-2273 | Website: www.ccstl.org


Catholic Charities Resource Center

Provides comprehensive housing counseling, mobile outreach to the homeless, healthy homes repair and financial fitness programs.
Address: 800 N. Tucker, St. Louis, MO 63101
Phone: 314-241-5600 | Website: www.ccstl.org


Center for Survivors of Torture and War Trauma

Provides support for refugees and immigrants with post-traumatic stress disorder. Services include the following: music/movement therapy, yoga, physical exercise, social outings, mind/body therapies and group work.
Address: 1077 S. Newstead, St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-533-4114 | Website: stlcenterforsurvivors.org


Child Day Care Association

Provides programs on child care referral and nutritional education.
Address: 4236 Lindell Blvd., Ste. 300, St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: 314-531-1412 | Website: www.childcarestl.org


Department of Human Services

Includes programming from Veterans Affairs. Services available for youth, family, disabled and the homeless. Provides a senior citizens office that offers meal programs, legal assistance, housing, transportation and more.
Address: 634 N. Grand, 7th Floor, St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 314-612-5918 | Website: stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/human-services


Department of Workforce Development

Provides services to assist job seekers with employment. Additional services include advice on: interviewing, changing careers, resumes, job openings, referrals and customized recruiting. Check calendar for workshops and events.
Address: 634 N. Grand, 7th Floor, St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 314-612-5918 | Website: www.stcharlesworks.com


Developing Options to Violence

Provides counseling for anxiety, depression and couples in conflict.
Address: 225 S. Meramec, Ste. 213, Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: 314-968-6626


Department of Social Services

Provides a multitude of helpful services such as medical care, access to food stamps and child support services. Daycare waivers are available through this department. Services provided include youth and child care.
Phone: 314-426-8595 | Website: www.dss.mo.gov


The Diversity Awareness Partnership

Promotes and educates diversity with a variety of programs, presentations and training sessions. Additional programs address respect, different faiths, sexual orientation and gender.
Address: 815 Olive, Ste. 25, St. Louis, MO 63101
Phone: 314-436-7628 | Website: www.dapstl.org


Employment Connection

Provides free employment services.
Address: 2838 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 314-652-0310 | Website: www.employmentstl.org


Family Support Network

Provides parental support and training through free in-home family therapy, free parent education, resource referrals and follow-up services.
Address: 7514 Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63119
Phone: 314-644-5055 | Website: www.familysupportnet.org


Gateway Grandparents/Kinship Network

Organization offers support, activities, education, legal advocacy and training for grandparents raising grandchildren.
Address: 121 S. Meremac, Ste. 501, Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: 314-615-2911 | Website: extension.missouri.edu/ecregion/grandparent


International Institute

Organization helps immigrants become secure, successful members of society by providing counseling, teaching english and helping with translation, and providing job training. Hosts annual "Festival of Nations" to promote and honor diversity in St. Louis.
Address: 3654 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63118
Phone: 314-773-9090 | Website: www.iistl.org


Jewish Family and Children's Services

Provides referrals, internet and child abuse education, homemaking services for older adults, therapy and a food pantry.
Address: 10950 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, MO 63146
Phone: 314-993-1000 | Website: www.jfcs-stl.org


Kids in the Middle

Provides counseling and support for parents, families and children going through divorce.
Address: 121 W. Monroe Ave., Kirkwood, MO 63122
Phone: 314-909-9922 | Website: www.kidsinthemiddle.org


Kingdom House

Provides family support to low-income families, daycare, youth services, employment and training assistance, Family House Family Center and the senior companion program.
Address: 1321 South 11th Street, St. Louis, MO 63104
Phone: 314-421-0400 | Website: www.kingdomhouse.org


Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Advocate for nursing home residents. Provides free and objective information, education and training for businesses and education on long-term care issues.
Address: 8704 Manchester Rd., Brentwood, MO 63144
Phone: 314-918-8222 | Website: www.ltcop-stl.org



Provides non-violent education programs for abusive men. Violence prevention programs available for teens. Offers two half-day workshops for the community: the Veterans, Trauma, and Domestic Violence Workshop and the Batter Intervention Workshop.
Address: 3960 Lindell Blvd., Ste. 110, St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: 314-289-8000 | Website: www.ravenstl.org


SAGE (Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders)

Organization for friends, family and caregivers of the LGBT community. Provides advocacy for those in need of assistance navigating through the social system. Provides presentations and educational seminars about gay and lesbian issues. Social activities.
Address: 2710 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63118
Phone: 314-772-5887 | Website: sagemetrostl.org


SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)

Provides free, confidential business counseling. Offers a workshop called, "How to Start and Manage Your Own Business." The workshop provides entrepreneurial education and the tips on the formation, growth and success of the nation's small businesses.
Address: 200 North Broadway, Ste. 1500, St. Louis, MO 63102
Phone: 314-539-6600 | Website: www.stlscore.org


SLATE (St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment)

A career center that provides free services that help individuals find full time employment. Services include GED and skills assessment. Workshops offered include: skills training, resume assistance and a workshop for individuals who have been incarcerated and are returning to the work field. A three day career success sstrategy workshop helps with job search techniques, interviewing and how to sell oneself.
Address: 1520 Market St., Room #3050, St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 314-589-8000 | Website: stlouis-mo.gov


St. Louis Area Agency on Aging

Youth and family services available along with disabled and homeless services. Provides a senior citizens office that offers meal programs, legal assistance, housing, transportation and more.
Address: 1520 Market St., Room #4086, St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: 314-612-5918 | Website: stlouis-mo.gov


United Way

Phone: 211 or 314-421-4636 | Website: stl.unitedway.org


St. Louis Veterans Business Resource Center (VBRC)

Organization helps honorably discharged veterans and members of the National Guard and Army Reserve with their entrepreneurial goals. Provides business consultation, counseling and loan packaging.
Address: 4236 Lindell Blvd, Ste. 102, St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: 314-531-VETS | Website: www.vetbiz.com


Youth In Need

Provides crisis prevention and intervention programs. Aims to help vulnerable children, teens and families. Services include: Head Start program, counseling, emergency shelter, foster care and adoption. Street outreach services for homeless youth and transitional housing for youth ages 16 to 21 are also available.
Phone: 636-946-5600 or 636-946-3771 | Website: www.youthinneed.org



Bridgeway Behavioral Health

Provides individual comprehensive recovery plans, treatment for addictive disorders, emergency safehouses and outreach support centers. Offers sexual assault emergency room response teams in St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren Counties.
Address: 1601 Old South River Road, St. Charles, MO 63033
Phone: 636-757-2300 | Website: www.bridgewaybh.com


Cornerstone Investment

A financial service firm with a division that reaches out to widows, soon-to-be-divorced and divorced women. Educates women in the area of finance. An internal group of individuals focus on recruiting, mentoring and developing women. Aims to create diversity in the sales force and better serve the community.
Address: #4 CityPlace Drive, Ste. 150, St. Louis, MO 63141
Phone: 314-567-6667


Home Depot

Hosts quarterly Do-It-Herself Workshops for women. Check with your local Home Depot for workshop dates and locations.
Website: www.homeimproverclub.com/dihworkshops.aspx



Offers individual, family and group counseling for depression. Organization provides 24-hour crisis, suicide and gambling hotlines. Additional programs are available for after-school enrichment, employment and life skills. The Future Leaders in Training to Excel (FLITE) program helps youth in preventing the use of alcohol, drugs and suicide.
Phone: 314-371-5600 | Website: www.providentstl.org


Emergency numbers

  • Abused Women's Hotline: 314-531-2003
  • Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-392-3738
  • Consumer and Welfare Fraud Hotline: 1-800-392-3738
  • Crime Victim Advocate Center: 314-652-3623
  • Crisis Nursery: 314-953-8030
  • Elder Abuse Hotline: 1-800-392-0210
  • Homeless Hotline: 314-802-5444
  • Life Crisis/Suicide Hotline: 314-647-4357
  • Mortgage and Forclosure Hotline: 888-995-HOPE
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Poison Control: 314-772-5200
  • Runaway and Troubled Youth Hotline: 1-800-621-4000
  • Safe Connections: 314-531-2003
  • Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-877-946-6854
  • Stressed Parent Hotline: 1-800-367-2543
  • Youth Emergency Services: 314-727-6294
  • Youth In Need: 636-946-3771

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