ACCESS Program

We are Here to Help!

The ACCESS Program offers safe access to employment services for survivors by providing specialized services that address both vocational needs and safety concerns.

All services are FREE to survivors of emotional, physical, spiritual, verbal, sexual and financial abuse in an intimate relationship in St. Louis. Contact us today! Call 314-646-5845 to get started on your job search!

Has your partner ever...

  • Expressed dislike or interfered with your efforts to go to work or school?
  • Come to your job to harass and/or threaten you?
  • Limited your knowledge of or access to money?

Have your ever missed or been late for work because...

  • You were hiding injuries?
  • Your partner didn’t let or want you to go?

Services Provided

Together with The Simon Foundation, MERS Goodwill is able to provide various services in order to help you find and keep a job. Some of the ways MERS staff can help is through:

One-On-One Support

An Employment Specialist will work with you one-on-one to help you reach your goals.

Resume Development

Helpful tips, feedback, and support with creating and tailoring your resume.

Interview Support

Support with preparing for interviews and guidance on appropriate follow up after.

Safety Planning

Identifying options and strategizing on how to stay safe.


Referrals and connection to various resources as appropriate and necessary.

Application Support

Assistance identifying job leads and tips and pointers on submitting applications.

Cover Letters

Support and guidance on cover letters to accompany your resume.

Retention Support

Once you start a job, continued support for the first 90+ days to make sure it's a good match.

Work Uniforms

Assistance in obtaining any work uniforms and/or clothing needed for employment.

Transportation Assistance

While you are looking for a job, staff can meet in a more convenient location or transport to and from meetings.

Proudly Partnering with St. Louis Survivors

St. Louis Survivors Legal Support (SLSLS) provides free legal assistance, such as petitioning for protective orders, to St. Louis County residents. If residing in St. Louis City, SLSLS may be able to advise, but will not be able to provide representation.

Learn more about the ACCESS Program