October 2015

For more information, contact Kathryn Feldt

Chief Development Officer


Marygrove’s 14-bed overnight emergency shelter program has expanded to a 20-bed, multi-faceted Crisis Services program.  This month it moves into the Martha E. Jones Center, a recently renovated 22,000 square foot building on the Marygrove campus in Florissant, Missouri.

Marygrove’s Crisis Services provides short term emergency shelter and support for children, teens and families, ages birth through 20 years – one of the broadest age ranges served by shelter programs in the community – to keep children safe from abuse or neglect, and to help protect homeless and runaway teens from victimization on the streets.  Crisis Services also provides medical care, psychiatric assessments, and other services to ensure young people can stabilize their lives and move toward a safe, sustainable plan for the future.

Marygrove’s Crisis Services is funded by the Department of Social Services; Children’s Division; Children’s Division Early Childhood and Prevention Services; Department of Mental Health; Children’s Services Fund and the Family Courts and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) of Services to Children and Families.  This program is free of charge to parents and care givers.

As a federated agency of Catholic Charities of St. Louis and a part of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Marygrove has been a provider of behavior health services since 1849.  It provides treatment and support to children, adolescents and families with mental health issues resulting from abuse, neglect and other traumatic experiences.  Through its comprehensive continuum of residential and community based programs including therapeutic residential treatment and foster care, transitional and independent living, crisis care and other community outreach programs, Marygrove serves over 1,500 young people each year.

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