Infant or Child in Crisis: Even in times of high stress, never shake or harm a child or allow a child to be placed in a dangerous situation. You can bring an infant or child to the Noyes Home seven days a week, 24-hours a day, and the skilled, compassionate staff can help you plan out next steps for creating a safe, stable home environment. The Noyes Home is located at 801 N. Noyes Blvd., St. Joseph, Mo. Phone: (816) 232-5650.
Emergency Shelter: Contact the St. Joseph YWCA, located at 304 N. 8th Street in St. Joseph, if you are a woman in an abusive or violent situation at home and need safe shelter for you and your children. Phone: 816.232.4481. For men needing emergency shelter, contact the Salvation Army Shelter at 614 S 6th St., St. Joseph, at (816) 279-2101. You can bring your children to the Noyes Home if you are without shelter, food or other critical resources.
Help with Food: Many resources for emergency food are available through the Second Harvest Community Food Bank, serving Andrew and Buchanan Counties. This is a good place to start. A brochure lists many food resources, and you can access those listings online here. Or call 816.364.3663 to talk to someone at the Food Bank. A source for immediate meals is the Open Door Food Kitchen, located at 510 Edmond in St. Joseph. Contact: 816.364.1085.
Help with Clothing: The Grace House in St. Joseph, 26th and Lafayette Streets, offers clothing, shoes and household goods for many sizes and all are offered at no charge. Contact the Grace House for hours and information at: 816-262-9401.
Crisis Hotline Services: Family Guidance Center, located in St. Joseph with offices in Cameron and Maryville, offers a free 24-hour Crisis Line if you are experiencing an emergency such as suicidal thoughts or you may have symptoms related to mental illness. Crisis Line: 888.279.8188.