St. Martha's Hall
St. Martha's Hall is a not-for-profit agency, which provides a shelter care program for abused women and their children. Our mission is to help abused women and their children break the cycle of violence in their lives. St. Martha's Hall is guided by the social justice teachings of Jesus Christ. We have been open since 1983.
|Address:||P.O. Box 4950 |
St. Louis, MO 63108
•offer an immediate, confidential safe place for abused women and their children to live;
•provide a supportive environment with a strong emphasis on peer support;
•implement a self-help philosophy to enhance self-esteem and decision-making skills;
•staff 24- hour crisis line;
•provide accurate information and referrals to abused women and their children and when appropriate to their abusers;
•provide advocacy services;
•provide individual crisis, group and family counseling;
•provide follow up support and
•offer community education to increase public awareness and understanding of domestic violence.
In our 34 years of service, we have served over 6,600 women and their 8,000 children. We have capacity for 9 women and 15 children at one time and families can stay up to 12 weeks. In 2016, we served 96 women and 112 children and provided 7,185 nights of safety to them. Our average stay was 34 days. We served eight households with Limited English Proficiency and eleven women with physical disabilities. Ages ranged from newborn to 57. Education ranged from junior high to graduate degrees. 100% of residents answering an anonymous survey at the time of departure stated that they knew more about safety planning as a result of their stay in shelter. 100% of women stated that they also knew more about community resources as a result of their stay, and 100% of women stated that their shelter stay was helpful or very helpful. 91% of women in shelter when one was offered attended a support group and 75% of women sheltered 7 days created a goal plan for themselves. 67% of residents moved to a more stable living environment upon departure from shelter.