Human Rights Task Force of Franklin County

“Human rights begin in small places close to home.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

The Human Rights Task Force of Franklin County is one of the Franklin County Service Providers’ Community Task Forces for Good. It is co-sponsored by the ECC Civic and Community Engagement Committee. The Human Rights Task Force regularly meets the second Tuesday of the month at 12:00PM at the Washington Public Library. For more information and regular updates, follow the Human Rights Task Force Facebook Page.

Resource Guide: Welcome Kit-Washington Area

Information and Resources

Do you need help or resources? Call 211 or visit (United Way 211)

Have you been a victim of a crime?
Emergency: Call 911
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office: 636-583-2560

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc. – Union Outreach Office
Immigration, housing, family, education, public benefits
Call: 636-583-7877 or toll free: 866-583-7877

What is a “hate crime”? The FBI defines this kind of crime as “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s  bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.”

Franklin County Youth Helpline
24/7 crisis intervention
Call: 1-844-846-2501 or Text: 4CARE to 31658

Preferred Family Healthcare – Union
Mental health, adolescent substance abuse, LGBTQ+ support
Call: 636-584-8724

Adult Education and Literacy – East Central College
English language classes, HiSET
Call: 636-584-6533

Y Community Adult Literacy Program English language lessons, HiSET
Call: 636-239-5704 (ask for Diane Schwab, Literacy Director)

Franklin County Housing Authority
Public Housing, Fair Housing Complaint Referrals
Call: 636-629-6193 ext. 1404

Planned Parenthood – St. Louis Region
Comprehensive health care and family planning
Call: 800-230-7526

ALIVE – Alternatives to Living in Violent Environments
Counseling, emergency sanctuary, services for those impacted by domestic abuse.
Crisis line (24/7): 800-941-9144 Office: 636-583-9863

Safe Connections
Resources for intimate partner violence and sexual violence survivors

Missouri-based LGBT advocacy, education and support

For LGBTQ+ families and allies

Ask. Listen. Refer
Suicide prevention training specific to East Central College

Food Pantries

NCADA (Washington office: 636-239-7652)
Alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse prevention programs and help.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Crider Health Center in Union
Providing family medicine, dental health, adult and youth services for psychiatric health and wellness, outpatient therapy and psychological assessments, outpatient adult substance use disorders treatment available on a sliding scale fee to the uninsured and underinsured.

Sight for Students
Providing children under 19 with a family income at or under 200% of the federal poverty level with no-cost eye care and glasses from a local doctor

Franklin County Health Department
Providing services to uninsured and underinsured including Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program, immunizations, blood pressure screenings, STD testing, pregnancy testing, Hepatitis C testing, lead testing, and tuberculosis testing. Also provide assistance obtaining Missouri birth and death certificates, a directory of cooling locations for heat hazard relief, emergency preparedness information, and more.

Missouri Voter Registration

League of Women Voters of Metro St. Louis
Nonpartisan organization, voter education and voting rights advocacy

International Institute – St. Louis
Wide variety of services and support for immigrants and refugees
Call: 314-773-9090

m.i.c.a. Project  
Migrant and immigrant legal services and community outreach
Call: 314-995-6995

American Civil Liberties Union – Missouri
Understand your rights, file complaints against violations
St. Louis Office: 314-652-3111

Southern Poverty Law Center
Civil rights education and advocacy

For more information, like and follow the Human Rights Task Force of Franklin County on Facebook or email