Opening Doors to Recovery...Every Day
What we offer...
At the St. Louis Empowerment Center, we host daily self-help groups right here on-site. These groups cover a range of topics, including:
Substance Use Disorder/Opioid Use Disorder (SUD/OUD)
We offer a variety of on-site classes at the Center,
free of charge. Our class offerings include:
GED classes (as needed)
Our team includes Certified Missouri Peer Specialists who are here to support and assist participants on their journey. Additionally, we provide the guidance of a Certified Wellness Coach to help individuals achieve their wellness goals.
Our employment program supports participants in their job search and career endeavors. Our center offers a full-time Employment Specialist who, as a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS), guides peers towards transformative life changes and reaching their full potential.
Our staff collaborates with participants to navigate social welfare benefits for individuals with mental illness and their families. This includes SSDI, SSI, food stamps, vocational rehab, public health treatments, day treatment services, housing, and more.
Our participants often face challenges in accessing mental health resources. We empower them to self-advocate, even in the face of illness, medication side effects, and societal marginalization. Our staff will intervene with agencies, accompany participants to appointments, and provide support throughout the process.
Guidance for Goals
A Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) funded program that offers Peer Case Management to eligible participants.
Housing Liaisons: Adapt, Hopewell
Places for People (weekly)
HIV/ Hep C Testing: WashU Project Ark (monthly).
We also are an official condom distributor through
Project Ark and have home HIV tests.
Pop-up Thrift Store: The BridgeSTL (every other month)
Recovery Coach: EPICC (weekly)
We connect members to outside agencies and organizations in the St. Louis area and beyond through referrals, depending on the member’s needs, barriers, and self directed goals.
We are committed to ensuring that our program participants have access to nourishing meals during their time at the St. Louis Empowerment Center. Free lunch is provided from Monday through Friday at 12:00 pm. To enjoy lunch, participants are required to attend one of the self-help meetings held at the Center at 11:00 am. When available, snacks are also offered in the afternoon.
Television with Cable
DVD & VCR
Pool Table & Dartboard
Cards & Dominoes
Mental Health Library
We have fentanyl testing strips and Narcan available