Local Resources




There are so many different Transgender support, advocacy, educational, and ally groups here in the metro area, and the Metro Trans Umbrella Group wishes to unite us all. We are such a large community, and with all these resources scattered, it can be difficult to find the much needed information & support. By coming together, we can easily mend the resource gaps and provide community and support for each other. Whether you are a part of another group or are wishing to find a sense of community, MTUG strives to support all individuals that fall under the “Umbrella term” of Trans which includes, but is not limited to: Transsexuals (FtM, MtF), genderqueer, androgynous, agender, intersex, drag, and questioning.



Rustin’s Place is a safe space for young GBTQ men and adults, and is a part of the Mpowerment HIV prevention initiative. All are welcome to the center’s community activities, and are encouraged to to part in the services offered by RP (Rustin’s Place).



With the dedicated partnership of over 500 hunger-relief programs and local agencies – including soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and residential programs – we are responding to hunger in communities across 26 counties in Missouri and Illinois by distributing food to more than 392,000 people every year. Since opening in 1975, and with the tremendous support and generosity of this community, the St. Louis Area Foodbank has grown to become our region’s largest food distribution charity dedicated to feeding those in need. Together, we are feeding people and working to address the root causes of hunger for lasting impact every day.



We provide the tools and support people need to rebuild their best selves and move on to stability, independence and permanent housing.



The Boys & Girls Club of Alton helps kids by keeping them off the streets, promotes diverse interactions, and provides mentors, role models, physical and emotional security. Additional opportunities and benefits include providing our Youth of the Year with scholarships, homework help and tutoring sessions, goal setting, child safety, skill building and prevention programs. Additional information on what we offer can be found throughout this website.



SUCCEED is a post-secondary program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities ages 18 through 25 years. Program participants can earn a Chancellor’s Certificate by completing the two-year residential or commuter program.



ArchCity’s clients are inescapably targeted and punished by the criminal legal system of police, courts, and jails. Our clients experience many collateral consequences as a result of their interactions with the system — losing jobs, vehicles, and apartments, and facing large barriers to regaining housing and employment. ArchCity Defenders uses holistic legal advocacy to fight with our clients in court, help families rebuild their lives together, and bring civil rights lawsuits to challenge the direct abuses of the criminal legal system.



NAMI St. Louis is an organization of families, friends and individuals whose lives have been affected by mental illness. Together, we advocate for better lives for those individuals who have a mental illness, and we offer support, education and advocacy as we do so. You can reach us at 314-962-4670 or by email at info@namistl.org.



For over 25 years, BHR has provided 24-hour access to mental health services and counseling. We’re a nonprofit corporation comprised of trained clinicians and professionals who treat those in need with dignity, respect, excellence, and compassion.