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CAP4Kids (The Children’s Advocacy Project) was developed in 2005 as a way for healthcare providers, social workers, child advocates and parents and teens to find reliable, up-to-date information on community resources to help improve and enhance the lives of children and families. Each CAP4Kids city has its own content with local community resources organized into easy to locate Parent Handouts. These handouts are the backbone of CAP4Kids. They allow parents and families to find resources on a wide range of topics, ranging from after-school programs and camps to education resources or resources for children with special needs. There are resources for pregnant mothers, infants, school-aged children,

and teens.

Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri


Mental health is fundamental to the quality of every human life.

Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri is deeply committed to promoting mental health for everyone. They offer various programs designed to be educational and supportive. People working in the helping professions seeking to enhance their skills can attend their specialized training sessions.  You can join their advocacy force that focuses on improving access to treatment and creating better legislation on mental health issues.


St. Louis Youth Connection Call

Provides crisis and referral help for children, teens, and families.

314-628-2929 or Text 4HLP to 31658

Life Crisis

24-hour crisis response service providing emergency access to mental health services.

314-647-4357 or 1-800-273-8255

Behavioral Health Response

24-hour crisis response service providing emergency access to mental health services.

314-469-6644 or 1-800-811-4760

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

National Hopeline Network

1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

National Runaway Switchboard


Gay and Lesbian Hotline in St. Louis

314-367-0084 or 1-800-347-8336

Community Mental Health Centers


The state of Missouri is divided into service areas that are represented by an Administrative Agent who contracts with the Missouri Department of Mental Health to provide community-based mental health services for the seriously and chronically mentally ill population regardless of insurance status or the ability to pay for services.

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