The St. Louis Empowerment Center is now open 7 days a week from 9 am to 3 pm.
We are practicing appropriate social distancing, enhanced sanitation procedures and wearing PPE to ensure the safety of all staff and participants.
The St. Louis Empowerment Center is a peer run recovery drop-in center designed to meet the needs of individuals who have lived experience with mental health and or substance use issues.
"Opening Doors to Recovery, Everyday"
The center provides opportunities for program participants to create an empowering, non-hierarchal environment of their own design in which self-help and mutual aid flourish. Individuals at the Center develop skills and competencies through exposure to their peers. Support groups and educational programs are formed in response to the needs of those in attendance. Leadership skills develop because of the need for leadership. Decision-making is participatory and rules and standards of behavior are self-imposed and self-enforced.
The services promoted by the St. Louis Empowerment Center are used by people from all walks of life who are facing issues related to mental health, substance use, or co-occurring disorders. Our goal is to provide a site where individuals can engage with peers, certified peer specialists, employment specialists and others within the framework of us as a consumer-operated service provider.