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Welcome to SQSH!
Want an empathetic, non-judgmental listening ear? Call the St. Louis Queer+ Support Helpline (SQSH) to chat with a trained LGBTQIA-affirming peer.
SQSH offers free, confidential, and identity-affirming emotional support and resource referrals, by and for the St. Louis LGBTQIA+ community. Call anytime between Friday to Monday, 1:00 to 7:00 PM. Our peer support Helpline Volunteers would love to chat with you.
Local: 314-380-7774
Toll-Free: 844-785-7774

Schedule a Call with SQSH

Have you ever thought about calling SQSH, but hesitated because it’s hard to pick up the phone?

We understand how intimidating it can be to access a service, especially for those of us with phone anxiety. To increase the accessibility of our service, SQSH is launching a Call Request System! See the form below to schedule a call from one of our trained LGBTQIA-affirming peer counselors.

Call Request Form

Black Lives Matter.

SQSH stands in solidarity against systemic violence against the Black community. We train our Helpline volunteers in protest-specific peer counseling skills and encourage you to support the following St. Louis organizations doing movement work for Black lives.

National ResourcesThe Bail ProjectArch City DefendersAction St. LouisMissouri Black Protestor Relief Fund


SQSH is working towards racial equity and justice.


Interested in collaborating with SQSH on anti-racism work?

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For the St. Louis LGBTQIA+ community

What We Do

We offer a free, confidential, identity-affirming, and volunteer-run helpline serving the St. Louis region. Our trained peer counselors provide compassionate support to any LGBTQIA+ community members, allies, and service providers.

Our Helpline
Learn About Our Mission
BY the St. Louis LGBTQIA+ community

Who We Are

Our mission is to serve and strengthen the St. Louis LGBTQIA+ community—by providing an empathetic listening ear, by connecting callers safely and reliably to LGBTQIA-affirming resources, and by increasing the visibility of LGBTQIA+ concerns, needs, and resources in the St. Louis region.

Our Mission
PUT A FACE TO THE SERVICE

Meet Our Team

The SQSH community is made up of a dedicated group of volunteers. As members of the queer community ourselves, we understand the isolation, stigmatization, and fear that can arise from lack of acceptance by our societies.

Our Team
Our Team
make a difference

Join Us

We are always looking for dedicated, humble individuals who are passionate about serving the St. Louis LGBTQIA+ community. Apply to become a helpline volunteer, or join a SQSH project team!

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer

Number of calls taken (estimated)

168

Number of Helpline Volunteers trained

39

Number of Community Partners

18

Contact Us

Have a question, suggestion, or desire to make a general connection? Get in touch!


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