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Many adults with living with mental illness are ready and eager to work. We help members build skills and confidence with the goal of finding them transitional employment positions that are part-time, entry level jobs designed to re-introduce them to real work experiences.

For more information on how to employ Independence Center members, please contact our Employment Services Specialist Tim Morrell at [email protected]org or (314) 803-6978.

To learn more about our Employment Program, see a list of our current employers and hear some of our members’ testimonies, visit our Employment page.

Local services, information, and training programs:

Alternative Behavioral Care –

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – (AFSP) Eastern Missouri Chapter –

Behavioral Health Response (Mental Health First Aid Course for Youth and Adults) –

Cardinal Glennon –

Casa de Salud Medical Clinic –

Catholic Family Resources –

CHADS Coalition –

Crider –

International Institute –

Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri –

Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri –

Mercy Kids Behavioral Health –

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) –

Ranken Pediatric Rehab Hospital –

St. Louis Children’s Hospital 454-teen Hotline –

St. Louis County Dept. of Public Health – Nurse-Family Partnership –


Mental Health: Yours, Mine, and Ours video:




Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering at Independence Center (IC) is a meaningful way to give back to the St. Louis community.  Serving over 1,500 unique individuals, Independence Center always appreciates volunteers helping at the IC Clubhouse and within the Residential program.  There are numerous opportunities, all supporting adults with persistent and severe mental illness to lead lives of purpose and dignity.  From leading a workshop on computer basics to painting/cleaning and everything in-between, we look forward to matching your talents and skills with a volunteer activity.
Please fill out the form for more information. Our team will be in touch with you shortly after we receive it.  For additional questions you can reach out to Abby Berger at [email protected].