Emergency Shelter


529 Jefferson Street
St. Charles, MO 63301
P: 636-946-3771


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.  


Enrollment, Eligibility and Cost

  • Participation is voluntary, and the program is free to participants. 

  • Youth must be between the ages of 10 and 19 to enroll. 

  • Enrollment intakes are scheduled via the 24-Hour Help Line at 636-946-3771 or on a walk-in basis at the Emergency Shelter. During the enrollment assessment, Youth In Need staff will provide the child or teen with their immediate needs, explain the program, services and participation requirements and secure voluntary commitment from the child or teen to participate in the program. 



P: 636-946-3771 (Collect calls accepted.)
E: Dawn Hiatt | 
(Please note this e-mail is not monitored daily. For emergencies, call the Emergency Shelter at 636-946-3771.)


"I was very impressed with Youth In Need's ability to work off my child's strengths. It really enabled her to see her own strengths and use them in her interactions with others." 
—A Shelter parent 

"Youth In Need helped me embrace a better side of myself that I didn't realize I had, and for that, I am thankful."

—A Shelter resident