Need Help?

If you are in crisis and needing shelter, please call the following numbers for information on resources in the St. Louis and surrounding counties.  Please note that Lydia’s House does not offer a 24 hour crisis line.


ALIVE 24 hour Crisis Line (314) 993-2777
Franklin Co Crisis Line (800) 941-9144 or (636) 583-5700
Safe Connections: St. Louis 24 hour Crisis Line (314) 531-2003
National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233
St. Louis Regional Sexual Assault Hotline (314) 531-7273
Life Crisis-Suicide/Crisis Hotline (314) 647-4357
Kids Under Twenty One (KUTO) (314) 644-5886
Elder Abuse Hotline (314) 531-2003
Child Abuse Hotline (800) 392-3738
Domestic Violence and Rape Hotline (800) 392-0210
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline (888) 331-9474
LGBTQ Helpline (314) 993-7080
United Way Information Line 211
TTY: (800) 787-3224

Lydia’s House is a transitional housing program, not a shelter.

  • Women are referred by shelter advocates when a need for continued safety and support is identified.
  • Women are provided with a confidentially located, furnished apartment and access to support services emphasizing healing and goal-directed activities.
  • Weekly support groups, community activities, spiritual support, individual meetings with an advocate and on site counseling are also provided.
  • Programs range from 6 months to 2 years.

For a comprehensive list of local and online resources, follow the link to Safe Connections.