Our team at has been assembling youth-friendly resources based on the Center for Disease Control’s standards that ensure services are responsive to youth needs (read more on our About page here).

Below, you’ll find an alphabetized list of “Verified Youth Friendly Resources” that we visited. Many organizations who are not on this list may also be teen-friendly, but we cannot yet say for sure. Soon, this list will be uploaded into a searchable directory that makes it easier for you to find services fast. 


Advocates for Youth
Description: Established in 1980 as the Center for Population Options, Advocates for Youth champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health. Advocates focuses its work on young people ages 14-25 in the U.S. and around the globe.

Phone: 202.419.3420

Affinia Healthcare
Description: For more than 100 years, Affinia Healthcare has been providing primary and preventive health services to the residents of St. Louis. Our fundamental goal is to ensure our neighbors a balanced, healthy future and access to quality care.

Phone: 314.814.8700

Alcoholic’s Anonymous St. Louis (AASTL)
Description: Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Phone: 314.647.3677

American Sexual Health Association (ASHA)
Description: ASHA was founded in 1914 in New York City, formed out of early 20th-century social reform movements focused on fighting sexually transmitted infections (known then as venereal disease, or VD) and prostitution. Now, more than 100 years after its creation, ASHA remains America’s nonprofit authority for sexual health information.

Phone: 919.361.8400

Contraceptive Choice Center (C3)
Description: The Contraceptive Choice Center (C3) provides high-quality family planning services for teens and women. At C3 you can learn about birth control, get a new contraceptive method including IUDs and implants, receive testing for sexually transmitted diseases, or get a pregnancy test or emergency contraception.

Phone: 314.747.0800

Covenant House Missouri
Description: CHMO is an open intake facility, which means we openly accept you as you are. When you walk through our doors, the first question we will ask you is “What do you need?” Once you feel safe and secure, our staff can begin to help you design your own path toward independence and opportunity.

Phone: 314.533.2241

Epworth Children & Family Services
Description: For over 150 years, Epworth Children and Family Services has provided the St. Louis community with essential youth development services that have helped thousands of children overcome severe emotional and behavioral challenges caused by abuse or neglect.

Phone: 314.961.5718

Family Care Health Centers
Description: Family Care Health Centers is the provider of choice for St. Louisans who value convenience, quality and innovation in primary care. Quality care is provided regardless of an individual’s insurance status. Family Care accepts private, Medicaid and Medicare insurance plans. Please call the health center nearest you to make an appointment. Hours and services vary for each site. Evening and weekend hours are available.

Phone: 314.353.5190

Description: KidsHealth is more than just the facts about health. As part of The Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media, KidsHealth also provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens.


Missouri Ala-non and Alateen Family Groups
Description: Al-Anon has only one requirement for membership: each member has been affected by someone else’s drinking. It is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who meet anonymously to share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems; adult children of alcoholics, parents, partners, spouses, co-workers, etc.

Phone: 314.645.1572

Missouri Tobacco Quit Line
Description: The Missouri Tobacco Quitline is free to anyone in Missouri. Call or use the web to get help to quit smoking or chewing. Both the toll-free number and the web enroll will register you to talk to a trained quit coach. The quit coach will help you plan your quit. The coach can also suggest other resources to help, like nicotine replacement therapy.

Phone: 1.800.784.8669

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) St. Louis
Description: The families and members of NAMI St. Louis are here to help! We offer understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and the treatment of mental illness.

Phone: 314.962.4670

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
Description: Founded in 1996, the mission of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families and, in particular, to help ensure that children are born into stable, two-parent families who are committed to and ready for the demanding task of raising the next generation.
Phone: 202.478.8500

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Description: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 160 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices.

Phone: 1.800.273.8255

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Description: At the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, we are committed to helping families struggling with their son or daughter’s substance use. We empower families with information, support and guidance to get the help their loved one needs and deserves. And we advocate for greater understanding and more effective programs to treat the disease of addiction.

Phone: 212.922.1560

Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Description: Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide.

Phone: 212.541.7800

Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri
Description: Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri has been the leading provider, educator and protector of reproductive health care in St. Louis and Southwest Missouri for over 80 years.

Phone: 314.531.7526

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

Phone: 314.533.8200

Safe Connections
Description: Everyone deserves safe connections. That’s why our organization exists. We offer hope before, during and after domestic abuse and sexual violence. Our counseling and support groups help adults and teens from all over the St. Louis region. Our Crisis Helpline is answered by someone who cares 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our educators visit schools and colleges sharing skills for keeping relationships free from control and abuse. All our services are free and with no imposed time limits. Welcome to Safe Connections. We want to help.

Phone: 314.531.2003

National Safe Place Network
Description: Safe Place is a national youth outreach and prevention program for young people in need of immediate help and safety. As a community-based program, Safe Place designates businesses and organizations as Safe Place locations, making help readily available to youth in communities across the country. Locations include: libraries, YMCA’s fire stations, public buses, various businesses, and social service facilities.

Phone: 888.290.7233

Saint Louis County Department of Public Health, John C. Murphy Family Health Center
Description: We do what we do because part of our mission is to ensure the public health safety net, which for us means offering comprehensive health care – including preventative and primary care – at our health centers.

Phone: 314.533.8200

Saint Louis County Department of Public Health, North Central County Community Health Center
Description: Helping individuals and families to a brighter future through counseling, suicide prevention and intervention, and community support programs.

Phone: 314.679.7800

School Violence Hotline
Description: The Missouri School Violence Hotline (SVH) began in October of 2001. The goal of the SVH is to make schools safer by helping school districts and law enforcement learn about school violence as soon as possible. The SVH takes reports involving any public or private school in Missouri with students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The SVH is staffed Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and provides an ANONYMOUS means to report school violence. The SVH is operated and funded by the Missouri Department of Social Services, Children’s Division.

Phone: 866.748.7047

Sex, etc.
Description: Sex, Etc. is on a mission to improve teen sexual health across the country! Each year, five million young people visit, and over 45,000 read our magazine to get honest and accurate sexual health information. We’ve helped teens with answers to their question about sex, relationships, pregnancy, STDs, birth control, sexual orientation and more!



Description: Youth partnering with community for social justice and health represents the vision for The SPOT. True to this vision, The SPOT welcomes ALL youth (13-24) and responds to their particular needs through a comprehensive model of health and social services.

Phone: 314.535.0413


The Trevor Project
Description: Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

Phone: 310.271.8845


Youth in Need
Description: Youth In Need has been serving the greater St. Louis area since 1974, when volunteers reached out to the agency’s first client. A teenage runaway, who left her home after another beating, was picked up on the streets and taken to the local jail with adult criminals. Troubled by the community’s response to runaway and homeless teens, volunteers changed the way these teens were treated by opening Youth In Need’s Emergency Shelter. Today, more than 400 full- and part-time staff serve more than 12,000 of the area’s most vulnerable children, teens and families at nearly 100 locations in six counties in eastern Missouri.

Phone: 636.946.5600
Website: is also partnering with United Way 2-1-1 to provide access to additional local teen health and general health resources that may also be helpful.

You can do a full search on 2-1-1’s website by clicking the icon below, call them anytime by dialing 2-1-1 (or 1-800-427-4626), or use one of the quick search links below to take you directly to the category you’re looking for!