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Please note: Due to the current pandemic, many of our staff members are working remotely, but will be checking voicemails and emails throughout the day. Please call our main line at 314-516-6798 and leave a message for assistance.

 Welcome to Children's Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis! (CASGSL)

Our vision: Every child is safe, supported, and surrounded by a trauma-informed community.

Our mission: We transform lives by breaking the cycle of childhood trauma through service, research, and workforce development

Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis is a University-based, multidisciplinary center that provides high-quality trauma-focused services to youth, families, and the community. We promote resiliency, physical safety, and emotional stability through comprehensive research, forensic and clinical services, and educational and advocacy programming.

We serve children impacted by all types of traumatic events including childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse, and neglect.  We also serve witnesses of domestic abuse and violent crime and children who have suffered accidents, natural disasters, and traumatic bereavement.  We also have therapies for children with sexual behavior issues and who are difficult to manage at home and school.

"I cannot adequately put into words how grateful I am to you for all of your help...thank you for changing our lives" - a CASGSL parent


We avidly follow the Child First Doctrine:

The child is our first priority.preschool-children-playing
Not the need of the family.
Not the child’s “story.”
Not the evidence.
Not the needs of the courts.
Not the needs of police, child protection, attorneys etc.

The child is our first priority.

Our Locations:

 (GPS Coordinates: 38.7038498,-90.3079441)


For information please call (314) 516-6798.


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