Youth Programs

A continuum of programs that address the needs of youth in crisis or those experiencing homelessness.

Safe Place is a national crisis prevention program for children and teens. Youth In Need is the regional provider of Safe Place services for the eastern Missouri region. If a young person needs help for any reason, he or she can go to any business displaying the yellow and black Safe Place sign. Learn more.

Youth In Need’s Street Outreach Program has provided continuous outreach since 1990. The program targets the needs of at-risk, runaway and homeless youth by providing services on the streets of the St. Louis metropolitan area. A mobile outreach unit provides tangible items, such as food, clothing and hygiene products to youth experiencing homelessness. Learn more.

Youth In Need’s Transitional Living Program group home is a 10-bed transitional living program for youth, ages 16 to 21, of all gender identities and expressions as well as sexual orientation. The home also can accommodate two pregnant teens or parenting teens with up to two children, ages birth to 3. Learn more.

Youth In Need’s Emergency Shelter is a 12-bed emergency residential group home for youth, ages 10 to 19, who are in crisis. The Emergency Shelter offers individual, family and group counseling, crisis intervention, case management services and daily educational groups. Learn more.