Get Help in 3 Simple Steps!
To get a bed in the emergency shelter, you have two options:
Go in person to the St. Patrick Center Welcome Center at 800 N. Tucker Boulevard. The Welcome Center is open Monday through Friday, and they open at 8:00 am. It is best to arrive early, as referrals to shelter are made on a first-come-first-served basis.
The second option is to call 211, the Housing Helpline at United Way. The line opens daily at 7:30 am. If you do not get a bed at the emergency shelter on the first day, continue to try every day until a bed is available.
I am hungry and cannot afford food.
The Peter & Paul Meals Program offers dinner the 2nd through the 21st of every month, Monday through Friday, 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm. The address is 812 Allen Ave, St Louis 63104.
For dinners on the 22nd through the 1st of each month go to St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in LaSalle Park. Dinner is served from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm. The address is 1408 S. 10th Street, St Louis 63104.
St. Vincent De Paul also offers lunch Monday through Saturday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, and lunch on Sunday 10:15 am – 11:15 am.
I am homeless and I think I may have a mental illness.
If you have not seen a psychiatrist, or not been diagnosed with a mental illness, contact BJC Behavioral Health to get an appointment with mental health care professionals. The number is 314-729-4004. Toll Free: 877-729-4004.
If you get diagnosed with a mental illness and are assigned a case worker, work with the case worker in order to get a referral to the Labre Center.
For more immediate housing and other resources, call the Housing Resource Center (314-802-5444) or the United Way helpline (2-1-1).
I am homeless and I am HIV positive.
If you have not been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, but you think that you have the disease, you can get tested for free at the St. Louis City Department of Health. The address is 1520 Market Street, Suite 4027, St Louis 62060. Testing hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm.
If you have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, the St. Louis City Department of Health will help you get care, including access to doctors, money for healthcare, and immediate emergency housing if you are homeless. The phone number is (314) 657-1532. Also request to have a Ryan White case manager.
Work with your Ryan White case manager to be referred to the Peter & Paul Positive Directions program.