Community Resources

School Resources

Heartlinks Grief Counseling from Family Hospice provides monthly counseling for teens dealing with grief. This service is provided at school and open to any student who has experienced some kind of loss.


Lifesavers is a group of peers trained to be listeners to students who may be experiencing emotional crisis or simply want a non-judgmental person to listen to them. Peers keep information confidential, unless there is a danger to someone. The Lifesavers are trained when to seek help from an adult if needed. Information is available in the Counseling Office.

Mental Health Resources

24 Hour Crisis Hotlines

  • Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
  • Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline 1-800-422-4453
  • Safe Connections Relationship Violence Hotline 314-531-2003
  • Cutting-Self Injury Hotline 1-800-784-2433

Crisis Support Services

  • Screening, Assessment and Support Services (SASS) 1-800-345-9049
  • Chestnut Health Systems (Serving St. Clair/ S. Madison County) 618-397-0900
  • Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center (Serving W. St. Clair) 618-482-7330
  • Sexual Assault Victim Care Unit 618-397-0975 callforhelp

Counseling / Mental Health Services

Grief and Loss

Other Resources

Community Assistance

  • Utility Assistance

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

United Way 211 211

  • Legal Services

Land of Lincoln Legal Advice Services 618-394-7300

Land of Lincoln Debt Collection/Foreclosure 855-601-9474

  • Mortgage Assistance

Catholic Urban Programs- Holy Angels Shelter 618-874-4079

  • Food

Salvation Army - Belleville 618-235-7378

Law and Grace Ministries 618-235-6977

Community Interfaith Food Pantry 618-355-9199

SNAP (Food Stamps)

Leu Civic Center 618-566-2175

Mascoutah Food Pantry 618-566-2524

  • Job Skills and Classes

Society of St. Vincent de Paul 618-394-0126 svdpsouthil

Homeless Services / Shelters

  • Catholic Urban Programs- Holy Angels Shelter 618-398-5616

1410 North 37th Street East Saint Louis, IL 62204

Serving single women or women with children

  • Salvation Army 636-240-4969

1 William Booth Drive O’Fallon, IL 63366

Serving any homeless person or family

  • Oasis Women’s Shelter 618-465-1978

111 Market Street Alton, IL 62002

Serving women or women with children experiencing domestic violence

  • The Lighthouse Shelter 618-993-8180

1101 North Madison Street Marion, IL 62959

Serving men, women and children

LGBTQ Resources

Parenting Resources

  • Women, Infant and Children (WIC)
  • Planned Parenthood 618-277-6668
  • Parents as Teachers
  • 24 Hour Breastfeeding Help 314-424-3900
  • Teen Pregnancy Center, St. Louis 888-996-4894

Substance Abuse

General Information

Mental Health


Self Harm

  • National Alliance of Mental Illness: Self-Harm

Getting Help for a Friend

**Other resources are available. Please contact the Counseling Office to learn about more resources in the community.