Epworth Youth Emergency Shelter provides safe and free housing, food, and therapeutic support.
Epworth Youth Emergency Shelter provides a dedicated 24-hour team of youth advisors and master-level therapists offering secure, temporary housing to homeless and at-risk youth ages 11 through 20, including pregnant youth up to 26 weeks into their pregnancy. Situated on a beautiful 7-acre campus in Webster Groves, MO, youth residing in the shelter can take part in weekly individual, group, and family therapy to address the root causes of housing instability; receive case management services and vital life skills education as well as assistance with educational and employment opportunities; and participate in both therapeutic recreational and team-building activities. All this is provided at no cost to the youth or their families.
Highly trained colleagues help ensure the safety and security of Epworth Youth Emergency Shelter youth.
Referrals to Epworth Youth Emergency Shelter are accepted from a variety of sources. The shelter can accommodate up to 12 youth and operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Youth in need of emergency housing can call the Epworth Helpline at 1(800) 899-KIDS for immediate assistance.