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Counseling & Social Work

Our Social Work & Counseling team serves as a link between home, school and the community.

We help to identify and remove barriers that may interfere with a student's attendance, adjustment, and learning. Our priority is to advocate for and promote the holistic health and well-being of our students. This may include crisis intervention services, classroom presentations, individual and group counseling, and referrals to community services. 

Mental and emotional health topics include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief support and healthy relationships. 

We also coordinate with community partners to provide free vision, hearing and dental services to our students.

Please know you are always welcome to contact us. In cases of mental health emergencies, please contact 988 and a trained professional will offer guidance and support.


Our Team
Student Support Specialists


Safe Connections 24/7 Crisis Helpline - a live-voice helpline for the entire St. Louis region, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Highly-trained advocates assess safety needs, assist with safety planning, provide emergency transportation, and give referrals for medical care, shelter, legal aid, counseling, and other area resources. Our Helpline is there for adults and youth of all genders who have experienced rape, domestic or dating abuse (physical, sexual or emotional), sex trafficking, and/or childhood sexual abuse. The Crisis Helpline is also an excellent resource for friends and family members who are concerned for a loved one.

Safe Connections Support Services - groups, classes and workshops for adults and youth of all genders ages 12+ who have experienced rape, domestic or dating abuse, sex trafficking, and/or childhood sexual abuse. Through these group programs, clients receive professional guidance and peer social support in a safe environment. Additionally, group services are open to survivors of all genders and all support services are free of charge.
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Life Outside of Violence (LOV) (Brochure) - A hospital-based intervention program that helps those harmed by stabbing, gunshot or assault receive the treatment, support and resources they need to find alternatives to end the cycle of violence. 

The Black Healer’s Collective - Engages in healing practices, programs and partnerships that support the Black Community in: 1) remembering itself – repairing that which feels fragmented and broken within its households, families and neighborhoods; 2) expressing its truths and exercising its power; and 3) creating healed futures that affirm and uplift Black lives. 

Youth In Need’s Project Safe Place -  Preventative program aimed at children and teens in crisis situations. When a young person is in need of a “safe place,” local businesses, designated by the yellow and black Safe Place sign, serve that purpose temporarily until a Youth In Need staff member can meet with the child and offer support, a place to stay, transportation or other resources as needed.
Fathers & Families Support Center - Fathers & Families Support Center provides comprehensive programs and services to help fathers and mothers become more responsible parents to benefit their children’s futures.
Affordable Connectivity Program (Flyer) - A Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a monthly discount on internet service for qualifying households and one device discount on a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline - Free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24/7 across the United States.
**If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, call or text 988. The Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the U.S. **
Gateway Go Pass - Provides St. Louis youth ages 13-25 with free transit passes for MetroLink and MetroBus through December 2024 to help connect youth acros the city to school, work, and other opportunities. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements and come to the SLATE Missouri Job Center during business hours with proper documentation to complete eligibility form. Applicants under the age of 17 must have a parent/guardian with them to sign the form.
United Way 2-1-1 - offers a comprehensive database of nonprofits and thousands of available resources in Missouri and Illinois. Now available as a Mobile App on your mobile device. - an organization that provides residential group homes, early-childhood education, homeless street outreach, counseling, support groups and foster care case management to children, teens and families in the eastern Missouri region.