Founded in 1998, Woman’s Place is the region’s only non-residential drop-in center for women struggling with the experience of relationship abuse; i.e. domestic or sexual violence. Woman’s Place is dedicated to helping women heal from the isolation, pain, and trauma of abuse. We do this through programs such as crisis intervention and support groups that help women in their transition toward safety, healing, and personal empowerment.
At Woman’s Place women have a confidential opportunity to assess their situation, experience understanding and encouragement, and access resources helpful to them. You don’t need an appointment to come by, and there is usually little or no waiting to see one of our staff.
Many women have found that Woman’s Place provides them the space, time, and attention needed to chart a new and healthier path for themselves and their children. In addition to our support groups and crisis intervention, Woman’s Place offers a number of personal growth workshops. Check our calendar to find out what is going on now. Learn more about our programs and support groups. Read our brochure to find out more about what we do.
If you are in an abusive situation, don’t wait. There is help, and situations can become very dangerous with little or no warning. If you are a friend, acquaintance, or loved one of someone who is in an abusive situation, the information on this site may be useful to you. We are here to help. Drop by or give us a call at (314) 645-4848 (St. Louis) or (636) 373-7911 (St. Charles).
Woman’s Place does not provide long-term counseling or therapy. If that is your need, we can help you find counseling opportunities that may work for you. We are not a shelter, but we can help you find safe shelters in the greater St. Louis metro area.
DID YOU KNOW…
Millions of women just like you are dealing with domestic/sexual violence. Although it is usually hidden, this kind of abuse is very common and affects people from many walks of life—school teachers, celebrities, nurses, bankers, home makers, bus drivers, etc…
Nothing you say or do causes your partner, husband, or boyfriend to act violently toward you, and it is impossible for you to prevent their attacks by being the perfect partner. Some people think that using violence is the best way to solve problems, and that it is okay to hit and hurt a woman. But no one has the right to physically or sexually harm you. That kind of behavior is against the law. There is no excuse for abuse.
Domestic violence does not go away on its own. It tends to get worse and become more frequent with time. And it is often harmful to your children as well. If this is your experience, get help. Over 3,000 women have found hope at Woman’s Place.
Woman’s Place, a non-sectarian work of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary and under their sponsorship, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Woman’s Place is currently transitioning to become an independent 501(c)(3) organization.