If you or a young person you care for is facing a crisis situation, one of these youth friendly responders may be of help:

CIT (Crisis Intervention Trained) Officer: 911

Request the dispatcher send a CIT officer to assist with any emergency situation.  CIT officers have special training to manage mental health concerns and emotionally charged situations.

KUTO, Kids Under Twenty-One Crisis Helpline: (314) 644-5886 / (888) 644-5886

Youth staffed Sunday – Thursday: 4 pm to 10 pm / Friday – Saturday: 4 pm to midnight; adult staffed all other hours.  Confidential hotline staffed by volunteers who are trained to listen and help identify problems and develop effective solutions.

Life Crisis Services 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (314) 647-4357 / (800)273-8255

24/7/365.  Trained volunteers and staff members will offer confidential help and hope through referrals to counseling and resources.

St. Louis County Youth Connection Helpline: (314) 628-2929 / (877) 928-2929 or text ‘4HLP’ to 31658

St. Charles County Youth Connection Helpline: (636) 642-0642 / (855) 642-0642 / text ‘BSAFE’ to 31658

24/7/365.  Offers multiple access points for children, teens and families in crisis to quickly connect to much needed resources.