Welcome to SQSH!

SQSH, or the St. Louis Queer+ Support Helpline, offers free, confidential, and identity-affirming emotional support, resources, and referrals. For the St. Louis LGBTQIA+ community, by the community.

We're open!
Call us local at 314-380-7774 or toll-free at 844-785-774.
Our hours are Friday to Monday, 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Disclaimer: If you are having a medical or mental health emergency, please call someone you trust, 911, or one of these local or national hotlines first. We still welcome your call after you are in the process of receiving the immediate help that you need.

We are a short-term volunteer peer-counseling service. While we are guided by our Clinical Supervisors, we are no substitute for long-term, professional mental health care. Please visit MTUG's list of vetted providers or SQSHBook (once it launches) to contact a mental healthcare provider in the Greater St. Louis area.

COVID-19: To access mutual aid resources for COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease), visit STL Mutual Aid.

What we do

We are a free, confidential, identity-affirming, and volunteer-led helpline serving the St. Louis community. For any LGBTQIA+ needs, questions, or concerns, our helpline volunteers provide an empathetic listening ear.

The Helpline

Meet our team

SQSH is made up of a passionate group of volunteers. As members of the queer community ourselves, we understand the isolation, stigmatization, and fear that arise from the lack of acceptance from people around us.

About Us

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Get involved

We are always looking for motivated individuals passionate about the St. Louis community. Apply to become a helpline volunteer, or join a SQSH project team!

Volunteer Opportunities

Let us show you St. Louis

The SQSHbook is a curated database of LGBTQIA+ resources throughout the St. Louis Region. Find support for housing, food, and healthcare, or join a support group and attend queer social events.

The SQSHbook

Have a question, suggestion, or desire to make a general connection?

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