As part of our mission to improve economic life outcomes, HomeGrown StL will promote external resources that address the needs of Black boys and young men in the St. Louis region. These resources will be listed according to our 7 Pillars of Comprehensive & Personalized Care: Health, Housing, Personal Safety, Mentoring, Skills to Jobs with a Livable Wage, Banking & Financial Capability, and Legal Support.

Facing a crisis?

The Youth Connection Helpline provides 24/7 crisis intervention. Call: (314) 819-8802. Toll Free: 1 (844) 985-8282. Text BHEARD to 31658. Web Chat:

Other resources providing immediate help are the suicide prevention lifeline (call 1-800-273-8255 (TALK)) and the crisis text line (text HOME to 741741).


General Health Resources

Local Mental Health Resources

Behavioral Health Response
BHR provides confidential and free telephone counseling to people in mental health crises.

NAMI STL (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
NAMI St. Louis’ mission is to improve the quality of life of persons with severe and persistent mental illness and their families, and promote and provide community support, education, advocacy, and understanding.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital/454-TEEN Hotline
A resource for parents with questions and concerns about their teen’s behavior. Children’s Hospital professional staff will provide parents with information and answers to their concerns.

Mercy Kids Behavioral Health
Mercy pediatricians provide expert, compassionate assessments and can refer you to a wide range of behavioral health support services.

Mercy Intensive Outpatient Service
Mercy’s Intensive day treatment program provides care to adults (18 and up) and adolescents (12-17) struggling with their mental health. For more info call 314-628-6500.

AFSP Missouri (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)
AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.

Lutheran Family & Children’s Services of Missouri
Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri (LFCS) is a not-for-profit social services organization that provides counseling, adoption, crisis/unplanned pregnancy assistance, parenting education, foster care, child development, and community prevention.

BJC Behavioral Health
Provides and coordinates an array of mental health services for citizens residing in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and the counties of St. Francois, Iron, and Washington.

Independence Center
Independence Center is a community-based rehabilitation program for adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses in the St. Louis area, built on the Clubhouse model of psychosocial rehabilitation.

Helping individuals and families to a brighter future through counseling, suicide prevention and intervention, and community support programs.

Saint Louis Counseling
St. Louis Counseling supports healing and improved mental health for families and children of all backgrounds through professional counseling and psychiatric services.

CHADS Coalition (Communities Healing Adolescent Depression and Suicide)
CHADS saves young lives by advancing the awareness and prevention of depression and suicide.

Mental Health America of Eastern MO
Offers various programs designed to be educational and
supportive of mental health.

Show Me Hope
Offers crisis counseling in response to a disaster or critical event.

Works to prevent the harms of alcohol and other drugs through education, intervention and advocacy.

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Substance Use Treatment


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Review of the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring Boys and Men of Color

Obama Foundation My Brother’s Keeper Community Resources

Hip Hop Therapy

Legal Services

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Personal Safety

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Banking & Finances

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Skills & Jobs

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