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Vikings Care

TTY Users dial 711
Student Center, Top Floor

Click here to review a list of resources for on-campus, local community, and national resources related to food, behavioral health, domestic violence, substance misuse, crisis hotlines, and online learning. 

Alcohol and Other Drug Resources
Emotional Health
Sexual Misconduct/Violence Help and Resources
Suicide Help and Resources

The Power of Six
It's tremendously helpful to have a circle of six individuals you know you could call in a crisis to provide that shoulder to lean on.  It may only take one to help, but having six friends, family, co-workers, or mentors would insure you would have the support you need when you need it. Watch the video for a fun view of this concept. Then make a list of YOUR SIX!



Al-Anon and Alteen
Support group for spouses, relatives, and friends of person(s) with alcohol problems.  Alateen is for 8-20 years old affected by another’s drinking. This international organization uses group support with a spiritual orientation.  14 Sunnen Drive, Suite 144, Maplewood, MO 63143, (314) 645-1572

Alcoholics Anonymous
Anyone with an alcohol problem, or anyone seeking information about alcoholism or alcohol abuse. Sobriety offered through a suggested program based on 12 suggested steps.  2683 S. Big Bend, Maplewood, MO 63143, (314) 647-3677

Community Services of Missouri, Inc.
Provides on-site services for Substance Abused Traffic Offenders Program (SATOP), Adolescent Diversion Education Program (ADEP), Weekend Intervention Program (WIP), Offender Education Program (OEP), Required Educational Assessment and Community Treatment (REACT), Defensive Driving, Drug Testing, and Outpatient Treatment. 10904 Highway 21, Hillsboro, MO 63050, (636) 797-5249 or (800) 767-9002

COMTREA provides alcohol and other substance abuse treatment programs.  Family services are provided concurrently. 227 Main St., Festus, MO 63028, (636) 931-2700

COMTREA on Campus
Counseling services are confidential and free for any college student. 636-481-3215. Student Center 202

Jefferson College's College Behavior Profile (CBP)
The College Behavior Profile (CBP) is a web-based brief intervention program designed to reduce high-risk drinking, marijuana use and related harms among college students.  The CBP can also reinforce low-risk behaviors and reaffirm those who choose to abstain from alcohol and marijuana use. 

Jefferson County Drug Prevention Coalition (J.C.D.P.C.)
A community substance abuse prevention coalition passionate about its work to reduce substance abuse of alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drugs through education and awareness.  JCDPC also maintains a community calendar that displays local support group meetings. (636) 464-4423

Mercy Hospital Jefferson
1400 U.S Hwy 61, Festus, MO 63028, (636) 933-1000

Missouri Alliance of Collegiate Recovery Organizations (MACRO) Recovery Ally Training. The Collegiate Recovery Ally Training is designed to help faculty, staff, and students:

  • Understand substance use disorders and recovery
  • Recognize myths and understand stigma about substance use disorders
  • Know how to use person first, recovery friendly language
  • Know how to support someone seeking, or already in, recovery

Narcotics Anonymous
For individuals who have challenges with narcotics; based on the 12-step program.  Find a Meeting. 24-hour helpline at 314-830-3232

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (NCADA)
NCADA works to reduce or prevent the harms of alcohol and other drug use through education, intervention and advocacy. 9355 Olive Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63132, (314) 962-3456

Provident, Inc.
Provident helps individuals and families to a brighter future through counseling, suicide prevention and intervention, and community support programs. 2650 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63103, Crisis Services Hotline: (314) 647-HELP (4357) or 1-800-273-TALK (8255), Administrative Office: (314) 371-6500, Counseling Appointments: (314) 533-8200 or 1-800-782-1008

Mercy Hospital South, Hyland Behavioral Health Center
Because recovery from a psychiatric disorder or chemical dependency is an ongoing progression, Hyland Behavioral Health offers a full range of services designed to meet patients’ continuously changing needs. 10010 Kennerly Rd., St. Louis, MO 63128, (314) 525-7275 or 1-800-554-9550


Behavioral Health Response (BHR)
Mental Health Professionals are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week to help individual’s access to appropriate mental health care services. Services include telephone and/or personal contacts and assistance in securing emergency mental health appointments. (314) 469-6644, (800) 811-4760, or TTY: (314) 469-3638

Counseling on Campus
Counseling services are confidential and free for any college student. 636-481-3215. TTY Users dial 711 Student Center 202

St. Louis Queer+ Helpline
Offers free, confidential, and identity-affirming emotional support and resource referrals, by and for St. Louis LGBTQIA+ community. Call anytime between Friday to Monday, 1:00 to 7:00 pm, 314.380.7774 or 844.785.7774. Although we are a St. Louis-specific organization, we welcome calls from anywhere. Our volunteers are still able to provide peer counseling and emotional support, but would work collaboratively with you to search for and explore suitable resources in your area.

ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where you can be comfortable searching for the information you need regarding emotional health.  You are also able to take a Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorder, and/or Alcohol & Substance Misuse Screener and receive an individualized response.  Information on the website includes Jefferson College resources.

The Department of Mental Health's Show Me Hope program provides a free, confidential, multilingual helpline available 24/7 for anyone experiencing emotional difficulties due to the pandemic. All Missourians are eligible to use it, and it connects individuals to the DMH system of care.  The number is 800-985-5900.

Active Minds
Active Minds empowers students to change the perception about mental health on college campuses and supports a network of campus-based chapters made up of student passionate about mental health education. Jefferson College hosts an Active Minds chapter in Hillsboro or Arnold. Call 636-481-3215 for information on how to join. TTY Users dial 711

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Eating Disorders Screening Tool
This short screening-appropriate for ages 13 and up- can help determine if it's time to seek professional help. You can also contact their helpline for support, resources, and treatment options for yourself or a loved one.  800-931-2237 or text 800-931-2237




  • COMTREA on Campus
    Counseling services are confidential and free for any college student. 636-481-3215.  TTY Users dial 711 Student Center 202
  • Behavior Health Response Hotline (BHR). 314-469-6644.
  • Crisis Text Line. Text HOME to 741741.
  • COMTREA (Community Treatment, Inc.)COMTREA is a comprehensive community health center designed to serve those in need, provide the best professional care, in the most comfortable surroundings, at the most reasonable price possible. 227 E. Main Street Festus, MO. 636- 931-2700.
  • Trevor Project.   1-866-488-7386. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.


  • Jefferson County Health DepartmentNursing Staff offer several clinical services, including family planning services, pregnancy testing and referrals, STD testing and treatment, immunizations, lead screenings, wellness clinic for lab services, tuberculosis screening, and much more.  They also now offer all birth control methods at no cost to the patient under The Right Time Initiative, regardless of insurance status. Methods include the pill, the shot, the implant, IUD (copper and hormonal), and the patch. 405 Main Street, Hillsboro, MO 63050.  Phone: 636-797-3737 or 1818 Londell Rd, Arnold, MO 63010.  Phone 636-797-3737
  • Mercy Hospital Jefferson. Mercy Hospital operates acute care, specialty care, and critical access hospitals in communities across four states. 1400 Highway 61 South, Festus, MO 63028 636-933-1000.
  • Mercy Hospital South. Mercy Hospital provides on call 24-7 Certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE). They are registered nurses specially trained to provide comprehensive, uninterrupted care to sexual assault survivors, including the collection of forensic evidence.  10010 Kennerly Road, St. Louis, MO 63128 314-525-1000.
  • If the victim does not have a treating provider but is suffering from health-related issues, the student may contact COMTREA on Campus at 636-481-3215 to be connected with a campus health provider or appropriate off-campus resource.


  • Disability Support Services. Students may also be entitled to additional services and supports if they have a disability, including those who developed a disability as a result of experiencing sexual misconduct. The DSS Office of Jefferson College is committed to the fulfillment of equal educational opportunities, autonomy and full inclusion for students with disabilities.  DSS serves to determine and ensure appropriate accommodations for qualified students with documented disabilities, to assist students in self-advocacy and to ensure compliance with the ADA, ADAAA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Disability Support Services, 636-481-3169, Technology Center 101.
  • Department of Mental Health.  The Department of Mental Health’s Mission is the prevention, treatment, and promotion of public understanding for Missourians with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, and addictions.  Main switchboard 573-751-4122 or 1-800-364-9687.
  • Disability Resource Association.  Disability Resource Association offers a wide range of programs and services to meet the needs of their consumers. As an Independent Living Center DRA provides five core services which act as an anchors for all other services provided: Independent Living Skills Training, Individual and Systems Advocacy, Information and Referral, Peer Consultation, and Transitioning.  130 Brandon Wallace Way, Festus, MO 63028 636-931-7696. 


  • COMTREA A Safe Place.  COMTREA provides, with dignity and respect, a comprehensive, quality program including education, therapy/counseling, shelter advocacy, accessibility, referral network, etc. to any battered victim and his/her children.  227 Main Street Festus, MO 63028; 877-266-8732 or 636-232-2301.
  • On-Campus Victim Advocate Is able to assist you after you have experienced dating/domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking on or off-campus. The Advocate is exempt from reporting to the Title IX Coordinator; however, they may report non-identifying information to the Clery Officer for crime statistic purposes. An Advocate's role is to support you in your decision-making, they will provide you with the options you have and are dedicated to finding resources that best serve your needs. On-Campus Victim Advocate: Alexis Lowery, Top floor of the Student Center, Room 207. 636-481-3267/ TTY Users dial 711.
  • Missouri Coalition Against Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence.  MCADSV can connect you to a wide range of free services, including shelter, legal and medical advocacy, counseling and support groups, and other assistance. Outreach services are also available to survivors who do not stay in a shelter. For information on shelters and nonresidential domestic and sexual violence programs, contact MCADSV during business hours. MCADSV: 573-634-4161
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline. The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. 1-800-6799-7233 or  800-787-3224 (TTY)  Interpreters available in 170 different languages
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline.  Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network provides support for sexual assault victims and their loved ones through two hotlines: 1 (800) 656-HOPE and
  • RAINN - Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. The nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization.
  • DoD Safe Helpline.  Sexual Assault support for the DoD community: 877-995-5247


  • Jefferson College Police. The Police Department can provide assistance with available processes within the criminal justice system. The Jefferson College Police Department is responsible for enforcing any judicially issued protective measures, such as an Order of Protection, Restraining Order, or similar order. The Jefferson College Police Department can assist individuals in seeking such Order and should be provided with a copy of any Order obtained by a member of the campus community.   636-481-3500 or 911.
  • Jefferson County SheriffThe sheriff’s department will apprehend criminals and investigate crimes in Jefferson County.  The sheriff’s department has also designated a victim services coordinator, who can be reached at 636-797-5017 or  The Sheriff's office is located at 400 1st Street, Hillsboro, MO 63050.  636-797-5000.
  • Civil Order for Protection/Restraining Order. Any victim of stalking or an adult abused by a present or former spouse, adult family or household member, or adult who is or has been in a continuing social, romantic or intimate relationship, or a person with whom the victim has a child may file for an ex parte order of protection.  No filing fee, court costs or bond is required to file, nor do you need a lawyer to file.  The petition must be filed in the county where the petitioner resides, where the alleged abuse occurred or where the respondent may be served. Jefferson County Courthouse, 300 Main Street Hillsboro, MO 63050; 636-797-5443. 
  • Missouri Victim Automated Notification System. MOVANS is a fully automated information notification system that immediately notifies registered users upon a change in an offender’s incarceration, court status or the status of a protection order.  866-566-8267 or
  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. LSEM provides high-quality civil legal assistance for low-income people. Legal services are most frequently provided in areas relating to domestic violence and other family law issues, children, education, health, housing and homelessness, public benefits, elder law, immigration, and consumer matters. 4232 Forest Park Avenue St. Louis, MO 63108; 314-534-4200 1-800-444-0514. 
  • Legal Advocates for Abused Women.  The LAAW program of CVAC provides the only domestic violence program that partners with law enforcement and criminal court systems to break the cycle of violence at the earliest possible stage. LAAW serves St. Louis City and the counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson, Lincoln and Franklin. 314-664-6699 or 800-527-1460.


  • Jefferson College Enrollment Services-International Students. Jefferson College is authorized under federal law to enroll international students. Admission inquiries should be directed to Kathy Johnston at 636-481-3280 or TTY Users dial 711
  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.  (LSEM) immigration law program has extensive experience helping clients navigate complex immigration laws to reunite with immediate family members, stabilize their households, and become Naturalized U.S. Citizens. They also assist violent crime survivors with various humanitarian visas, to help those survivors achieve equal access to justice and long-term safety. 4232 Forest Park Avenue St. Louis, MO 63108; 314-256-8756, interpreters available.  
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offer services for citizenship, green card, working in the U.S., and for families to immigrate.
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs enforces federal statutes with a focus on immigration, preventing terrorism, and combating the illegal movement of people and trade.  866-633-1182. 
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security secures our country from terrorism and natural disasters. To report suspected human trafficking 866 341 2423 or to get help from the National Human Trafficking Hotline 888-373-7888


  • Jefferson College’s Student Financial Services. Assists students in applying for and acquiring state and federal financial assistance, facilitates the A+ program, awards scholarships, oversees work study program, and assures compliance with state and federal financial aid guidelines.  This includes calculating the amount of overpayment of paid federal financial aid, should a student quit participating in all courses prior to the 60% point of the semester. 636- 481-3212 or TTY Users dial 711
  • Federal Student Aid offers assistance on preparing for college, what types of aid students are eligible for, how to qualify for raid, how to apply for aid, and how to manage loans. 


  • The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) enforces five federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability and age in programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance from the Department of Education (ED).  Click here to file a report.  
  • Create a safety plan. If you are concerned for your ongoing safety, it can be worthwhile to create a safety plan. Safety planning is about finding ways to be safe in the present while planning for your future safety as well. To speak with someone who is trained to help, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.HOPE (4673) or chat online at
  • Stalking and Harassment Assessment and Risk Profile (SHARP).   This is a is a 43 item web-based assessment with the goal to:
    1. To assess the big picture of the stalking situation examining the course of conduct, concern for safety, and unwantedness;
    2. To contextualize the person’s unique stalking situation and examine a wide range of potential harms; and,
    3. To educate about risks and offer safety suggestions.


Gambler's Anonymous
A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. 1-888-746-9427

COMTREA on Campus
Counseling services are confidential and free for any college student. 636-481-3215.  Student Center 202


COMTREA on Campus
Counseling services are confidential and free for any college student. 636-481-3215.  Student Center 202

Suicide Prevention Training Program - Ask, Listen, Refer
Program takes 20 minutes to complete and must be completed in one sitting.

Behavioral Health Response Hotline
A professionally staffed call center.  BHR provides expert behavioral health and crisis response services 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
A national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
1-800-273-TALK (8255) by texting

Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text.
Text HOME to 741741911


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