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Alive Inc.

Funded Program(s)

Children’s Treatment Program

2020-2022 Core Award - $125,000.00

ALIVE's Children's Treatment Program (CTP) provides counseling to children ages 2 to 17 who have witnessed domestic violence, helping them heal from trauma and build healthy relationships. This program is a non-residential counseling program specifically focused on treating secondary victims.

Nights of Safety

2020-2022 Core Award - $300,000.00

The Nights of Safety program (NOS) places individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence (DV) and are in immediate danger in partner motels when area DV shelters are full or cannot meet the needs of clients. NOS can house clients with large families or teenage male children, as well as male and LGBTQIA+ clients. NOS also provides transportation, basic needs, and other resources to promote safety, stability, and comfort for clients and their children during their stay.

Almost Home

Funded Program(s)

Foundations to Success

2020-2022 Core Award - $901,000.00

The Foundations To Success (FTS) program provides transitional housing and support services to 16-20 year-old mothers and their children. The goal of the program is to build a solid foundation from which young mothers can increase their access to education, jobs and careers, and begin developing the habits that will lead to financial security. FTS serves both mothers and their children who live in the agency's transitional housing facility for up to one year, as well as mothers and their children who live in the community. This includes 21-28-year-old mothers, so that holistic support services can benefit their young children, ages 0-11. FTS mothers and their children receive weekly case management, life skills classes, support groups, individual therapy, education and employment support, and on-site independent living skills coaching.

Behavioral Health Response Inc.

Funded Program(s)

St. Louis County Youth Connection Helpline and Presentations

2020-2022 Core Award - $1,219,000.00

Helpline: BHR's St. Louis County Youth Connection Helpline provides telephonic/chat/text crisis intervention, mobile outreach, and follow-up care coordination to youth ages 19 and under and their parents, guardians, and concerned individuals in St. Louis County. Callers have unrestricted 24/7 access to mental health professionals for behavioral health assessment, crisis intervention, brief solution-focused support to improve short-term functioning, and assistance navigating the system of care. The goal is to ensure appropriate, timely linkage to ongoing mental health services and diversion from emergency services.

Presentations: BHR’s Youth Connection Helpline Presentations are available for youth, teachers and other school staff, and other community members who interact with youth on subject matters such as Emotional Regulation, Trauma Informed Care, Suicide Assessment and Prevention, and awareness of the Helpline. Emotional Regulation presentations help students identify the signs their bodies give to indicate they are feeling overwhelmed, so they are able to self-correct and includes a self-care plan. Suicide Prevention presentations for students and/or staff meet DESE’s recommendations for annual education. Trauma Informed Care presentations provide education on the impact of trauma on emotional, social, and physical health; how the brain functions under stress; and how to help emotionally regulate students in the classroom.

Bethany Christian Services of Missouri

Funded Program(s)

Safe Families for Children

2020-2022 Core Award - $303,000.00

Safe Families for Children (SFFC) is a program that surrounds families in crisis with a caring, compassionate community. Certified Host Families care for children temporarily while their parents work to remedy the crisis they are experiencing. In addition to providing a safe place for children to stay temporarily, professional staff set goals with parents and work to connect them to resources that will restore stability to their lives.

Better Family Life Inc.

Funded Program(s)

Comprehensive Access to Resources, Education, and Services

2020-2022 Core Award - $300,000.00

Better Family Life-Comprehensive Access to Resources, Education and Services (BFL C.A.R.E.S.) program implements services that reduce youth risk, increase opportunities to succeed, and promote positive youth development. Programming is provided in schools and in-home and is available to child and youth in kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as the family. Services use interactive, student-centered, medically accurate, age appropriate, evidence-based prevention program (EB-PP) curricula while also incorporating case management and individual counseling to reach, teach, and meet students where they are as they navigate towards success. The programming is culturally and linguistically appropriate and taught from a trauma-informed (TI) approach reinforcing positive youth development (PYD).

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri

Funded Program(s)

The Mentoring Initiative

2020-2022 Core Award - $249,000.00

Through The Mentoring Initiative, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri provides youth ("Littles") with comprehensive mentoring, individualized case management support, and critical wraparound services to meet their needs. This program targets youth in North County and Central sub-regions of the County, and works with schools in the Normandy Schools Collaborative and University City School District, including monitoring student ABC data (Attendance, Behavior, Course performance in Reading and Math) to ensure the program reaches youth who are most in need of mentoring and wraparound services.

Bilingual International Assistant Services

Funded Program(s)

Project Safe Space: Mental Health Services for Refugee and Immigrant Youth

2020-2022 Core Award - $435,000.00

Project Safe Space specializes in providing trauma-informed school-based mental health services to immigrant, refugee, and ELL children and youth between the ages of 5-19. Therapeutic services empower youth with self-regulation skills, healthier coping skills, and a better understanding of their emotions and needs. Services provided by the Project Safe Space team include comprehensive trauma-informed assessments, trauma-focused individual and group therapy utilizing somatic-based and EMDR interventions, limited caregiver/family support and case management supports for clients and their families, and trauma-informed professional development training and individualized coaching for partnering school staff. The project currently partners with schools in Ritenour, Bayless, Hazelwood, and Pattonville School Districts.

BJC Behavioral Health

Funded Program(s)

Embedded School Mental Health Program

2020-2022 Core Award - $2,115,000.00

Individual and group therapy services are provided to children within the school setting on topics including social skills, healthy relationships, trauma, and grief. Interventions and skill-building activities are provided in an effort to assist the success of academic supports and healthy child development. Case management will be provided to assist with alternative housing. Embedded school staff are placed in Normandy, Kirkwood, and Lindbergh School Districts.

Psychiatric Services

2020-2022 Core Award - $852,000.00

BJC Behavioral Health provides initial psychiatric evaluations to children and adolescents, with subsequent psychiatric treatment as deemed clinically appropriate for each child and their family. Psychiatrists make comprehensive treatment recommendations as it relates to pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions. The program provides direct treatments, where appropriate, with recommended referrals in the community or within the organization, when appropriate. BJC Behavioral Health takes referrals from anyone within the community seeking psychiatric evaluation for a child of any age.

Boys & Girls Club of St. Louis Inc.

Funded Program(s)

BE GREAT: Graduate Dropout Prevention Program

2020-2022 Core Award - $400,000.00

BE GREAT: Graduate is a comprehensive, targeted dropout prevention intervention offered to Normandy High School teens, which is designed to enhance youth engagement with learning by providing consistent support from a network of caring and trusted professionals. Based on the evidence-based "Check & Connect" model, the program uses counseling and case management with a Licensed Masters-level Social Worker and small group mentoring sessions developed by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in healthy lifestyles, character education, and education & career development, with goals for participating teens to develop the academic, emotional and social skills necessary to achieve academic success. Programming takes place during the school day and after school in the spring and fall semesters and in a full-day eight-week summer program in 2020 through 2022.

North St. Louis County Teen Center Of Excellence

2020-2022 Core Award - $625,000.00

The Teen Center of Excellence in North St. Louis County, located in Ferguson, addresses the social, emotional, and physical health of teens from four North County school districts. A robust slate of programs focuses on promoting health and wellness, academic achievement, workforce development, STEAM, and leadership and civic engagement.

Youth Development Prevention Programs

2020-2022 Core Award - $185,000.00

BGCSTL provides programs focused on risk prevention and building health and life skills for youth ages 6 - 18 at three school-based Boys & Girls Clubs in North St. Louis County: the Riverview Gardens Club at Highland Elementary in the Riverview Gardens School District; the Hazelwood Elementary School Club at Larimore Elementary School; and the Hazelwood Middle School Club as Southeast Middle School and Hazelwood East High School in the Hazelwood School District. These programs include the SMART (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) Girls program for Club girls and Passport to Manhood program for Club boys. These programs (as well as BGCSTL's additional comprehensive youth development programs) are offered every day after school and during a seven- to eight-week summer camp for youth to reach three priority outcomes: academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.

CASA of St. Louis

Funded Program(s)

Child Advocacy Services: Fostering Resilience and Connection

2020-2022 Core Award - $405,000.00

CASA of St. Louis recruits, trains, and supervises Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers to advocate for children and youth who have experienced abuse and neglect. Volunteers work with legal and child welfare professionals, educators, and service providers to ensure that judges have all the information they need to make the most well-informed decisions for each child. The agency's best-interest advocacy helps assure children get the services they need, have a permanent home, and the opportunity to thrive.

Center for Behavioral Health

Funded Program(s)

Psychological Evaluations for St. Louis County Children and Adolescents

2020-2022 Core Award - $6,128,000.00

UMSL's Center for Behavioral Health (CBH) provides psychological evaluations with recommendations for treatment and aftercare services. CBH evaluations often assess for learning disabilities, and for behavioral or emotional difficulties such as anxiety, autism, depression, aggression, school-related problems, peer and family relationship problems, poor attention, hyperactivity, and eating concerns. CBH also provides therapeutic assessments to help children who are currently in therapy. In addition, CBH offers violence risk assessments, diagnostic assessments, and psychosexual evaluations. Following the evaluations, clients receive the help and support they need to transition to recommended aftercare or treatment services.

CHADS Coalition for Mental Health

Funded Program(s)

Family Support

2020-2022 Core Award - $555,000.00

CHADS Family Support provides evidence-based short-term counseling to stabilize frequently suicidal, severely depressed, and intensely anxious youth. CHADS Family Support is designed to keep youth from falling through the cracks• by reducing barriers to care. Families are involved in the youth's care through gathering a brief history of concerns from parents/guardians, phone calls, or meetings to safety plan when a client reports feeling suicidal, and referrals for additional support as needed.

Signs of Suicide

2020-2022 Core Award - $400,000.00

Signs of Suicide (SOS) is an evidence-based prevention program that uses a two-pronged approach: education to raise awareness; and screening for depression and other risk factors. The program teaches youth to recognize the signs of mental illness and what they can do to get help. CHADS offers multiple versions of the program focusing on special topics and appropriate to different age groups. CHADS is the largest provider of suicide prevention programming in Missouri, and the only local provider of an evidence-based prevention program shown to reduce actual suicide attempts in controlled studies.

Social and Emotional Well Being Program

2020-2022 Core Award - $300,000.00

CHADS Social and Emotional Well-Being Program (SEW), a part of CHADS School Outreach, consists of multiple evidence-based services: The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP), CHADS Mentoring, and Second Step. The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is an evidence-based, school-wide program designed with a multi-component approach that involves individuals, classrooms, entire schools, as well as parents and communities, to successfully address and reduce bullying by creating an "anti-bullying" culture. CHADS Mentoring creates a respectful environment where mentees can receive positive and specific guidance to develop social and emotional skills. CHADS addresses both student concerns and difficulties as well as builds on strengths. CHADS Second Step provides expert, evidence-based lessons and materials to teach social and emotional skills on a whole classroom basis for students in kindergarten through 8th grade.

Children's Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis

Funded Program(s)

Forensic Services

2020-2022 Core Award - $937,000.00

The forensic team at Children's Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis (CASGSL) is part of a multidisciplinary team of professionals responsible for the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases in St. Louis County. Staff conduct fact-finding and child-sensitive forensic interviews, provide advocacy and support for the child's non-offending caregiver, and connect children and families to medical, mental health, and other community services. The investigative team (following a report of sexual abuse, physical abuse, sexual exploitation, and/or in the event a child has witnessed a violent crime) makes the initial request for forensic services.

Trauma-Informed System of Care

2020-2022 Core Award - $1,237,000.00

Children's Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis (CASGSL) offers counseling to children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, including sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, community violence, neglect, serious accidents, natural disasters, or traumatic loss. CASGSL also offers treatment for children and adolescents with problematic sexual behavior. Evidence-based practices include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention, Integrated Treatment for Complex Trauma, Alternatives for Families-A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child Parent Psychotherapy, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Therapy is provided on an outpatient basis at three locations: on the UMSL campus, in Kirkwood, and in the Central West End. Evening and weekend appointments are available.

College Bound

Funded Program(s)

College Bound Wellness Program

2020-2022 Core Award - $47,000.00

The Wellness Program is designed to strengthen the educational achievement, behavioral health, and social skills of College Bound students. The program provides behavioral health support for College Bound students through annual behavioral health screenings, timely access to therapy services, and care coordination for students accessing services in the St. Louis community.

Compass Health Inc.

Funded Program(s)

Pinocchio Program

2020-2022 Core Award - $1,000,000.00

Compass Health's Pinocchio Program is provided within the Ferguson-Florissant School District. Services are designed for early detection and intervention of school adjustment difficulties in children enrolled in kindergarten through third grade. The goal of the program is to detect mild to moderate school adjustment difficulties early, to help children develop a school-based, trusting relationship with an adult who can support them in their efforts to cope with social, environmental, and school adjustment difficulties, and to enhance learning skills. The benefits of the program include reduction of negative adjustment behaviors, improvement in children’s self-confidence, social skills, learning skills and other school-related competencies, and to allow school mental health professionals to focus on children who need more intensive interventions. Children who have mild to moderate school adjustment concerns are seen once a week by a master's level behavioral health professional, a Pinocchio associate, for thirty minutes in individual sessions and/or forty-five minute group sessions.

Covenant House Missouri

Funded Program(s)

Genesis Shelter Program

2020-2022 Core Award - $344,000

Through the Genesis Shelter Program, Covenant House Missouri provides temporary housing and support services to youth ages 16 - 19 for up to 30 days. Covenant House Missouri also provides community presentations for youth on homelessness prevention.

Transitional Living Program

2020-2022 Core Award - $212,000.00

The Transitional Living Program serves youth ages 16-19, who are experiencing chronic homelessness and identified through the Coordinated Entry process for transitional living shelter. By offering stable housing and supportive services for up to two years, youth learn how to successfully live independently.

Easter Seals Midwest

Funded Program(s)

Family Navigation

2020-2020 Core Award - $93,000.00

Family Navigation services provide guidance to the families of children diagnosed with autism, so they may connect to essential therapies and services. Parents of individuals with autism can feel lost, confused, or overwhelmed at times. This program helps by navigating families through services in the St. Louis area. In addition, staff members provide an individualized step-by-step plan to improve the quality of life for the entire family, and can provide support with life transitions throughout every milestone.

Respite Services

2020-2022 Core Award - $306,000.00

The Respite Services program offers the caregivers of children with autism opportunities to leave their child with qualified professionals, so they may rest, practice self-care, run errands, or otherwise participate in activities they may be unable to access. This benefits the mental health of caregivers, which very directly impacts the mental health and wellness of children.

Epworth Children & Family Services Inc.

Funded Program(s)

Psychological Services

2020-2022 Core Award - $750,000.00

Epworth Psychological Services (EPS) provides a broad range of comprehensive psychological evaluations including trauma-focused evaluations, educational assessments, ADHD evaluations, assessments for autism and other developmental disorders, risk assessments, mood disorders and behavioral concerns, personality functioning, and other mental health assessments. Psychological evaluations involve a comprehensive analysis of overall functioning and a holistic view of presenting concerns. These evaluations lead to diagnostic clarification, referrals to evidenced-based treatments, detailed recommendations for parents and schools, and families gaining knowledge about mental health and how to address individualized needs.

Family Support Network

2020-2022 Core Award - $1,075,000.00

Family Support Network (FSN) serves families at risk of child abuse and neglect by providing high quality, professional counseling services to St. Louis County residents. FSN provides weekly home-based, cost-free family counseling by masters-level therapists for an average of 6-10 months, with services extending up to one year depending on the family's needs and progress. Therapists provide a combination of individual and family talk-therapy, play therapy when appropriate, and case management and advocacy services to ensure that families are equipped to access the supports available to them. In addition, families receive follow-up sessions at three and 12 months post-service in order to monitor progress, provide resource referrals, and offer "booster"• support to families as they continue to implement the new skills and strategies they learned in the program.

Street Outreach Services

2020-2022 Core Award - $494,000.00

Epworth's Street Outreach Services (SOS) is a comprehensive program that is designed to help transition youth off the streets and into safe and stable living situations. SOS accomplishes this by connecting youth to emergency shelter, providing food, clothing and other items in order to meet their immediate needs. SOS also works to prevent youth homelessness by providing information, referrals, emotional support, and the opportunity to receive ongoing services.

Transitional Living Program

2020-2022 Core Award - $2,937,000.00

Epworth's Transitional Living Program (TLP) meets the needs of youth experiencing homelessness or housing instability by not only by providing housing, but also by stabilizing youth across other factors including education, employment, and life skills. TLP uses two methods to house youth: 1) structured living in an apartment building with 24/7 staffing, and 2) unstructured living in Epworth-leased apartments located throughout St. Louis County. TLP's support services are integral in the progression of youth toward self-sufficiency.

Youth Emergency Services

2020-2022 Core Award - $937,000.00

Epworth's Youth Emergency Services (YES) is a 12-bed, short-term, youth shelter, serving youth ages 11-19, and is designed to meet the needs of youth experiencing homelessness or housing instability, and youth in families experiencing crisis. The YES Shelter provides comprehensive services to youth including emergency shelter, food, clothing, individual, group and family therapy, case management, life skills training, and operates a 24-hour Helpline to serve youth and their families. In addition to these services, YES provides exit planning that focuses on transitioning to safe, stable housing; and follow up/after to ensure ongoing safety and stabilization. Participation in services is voluntary and designed to empower youth to take an active role in their futures and equip them with tools to become self-sufficient.

Every Child's Hope

Funded Program(s)

Family Solutions for Kids

2020-2022 Core Award - $1,371,000.00

Family Solutions for Kids (FSK) is a program designed to help parents and children who are facing challenges in their family functioning. FSK is a free, in-home intervention program tailored to meet the distinct needs of every family served, and is available to any St. Louis County family with identified youth ages four to 19. FSK offers individual therapy, family therapy, trauma-focused therapies, educational advocacy/support, parent education/coaching, communication skills training, child development education, and linkage with other community resources.

Outpatient Psychiatry Services

2020-2022 Core Award - $1,503,000.00

Outpatient Psychiatry Services (OPS) provides a comprehensive psychiatric assessment and treatment plan, along with medication management, for children and adolescents by Board Certified or Board Eligible child psychiatrists.

Steppingstone Transitional Living Program

2020-2022 Core Award - $1,000,000.00

Steppingstone is a comprehensive transitional living program for youth experiencing homelessness or housing instability ages 16 up to 19. The program's focus is to promote the social and emotional well-being of youth while increasing their resiliency to trauma and attain sustainable living. Steppingstone provides stable housing through group living, campus, and community apartment living. Youth receive individualized case management services, including therapy from a licensed therapist, to address trauma and other mental health issues. Youth also receive educational planning, employment assistance, and life skills training. The Steppingstone program also facilitates permanent connections for youth with caring adults, including a plan at discharge to maintain these relationships.

Family Forward

Funded Program(s)

Comprehensive Community Services for Children and Families

2020-2022 Core Award - $576,000.00

FamilyForward's Comprehensive Community Services operate from a holistic, trauma-informed, child development perspective understanding that every person has certain core needs for wellbeing, especially safety, social connections, and stability. Through an intensive interdisciplinary approach, the team addresses the individual, familial, and community factors that are known risk factors for abuse, neglect and other family dysfunction. This is done through a wraparound assessment, counseling, parent coaching, case management, and advocacy to increase the family unit's resilience and establish healthier relationships along with improved knowledge for parents to support their children's social and emotional development. Services are available to children and families who have come to the attention of the child welfare system or who are voluntarily seeking assistance to reduce risk factors that may be associated with child maltreatment.

Developmental Trauma Treatment Services

2020-2022 Core Award - $2,250,000.00

FamilyForward's Developmental Trauma Center provides neurobiologically and developmentally informed therapeutic services to children with exposure to significant childhood trauma, with a specialty in the unique needs of foster and adoptive families. The Developmental Trauma Center houses assessment services, home- and office-based therapy, parent education, and intensive early-intervention programming at the Therapeutic Preschool. Each of these programs are framed by the understanding that early trauma and neglect negatively impacts the development of key areas of the brain, and that personalized intervention is imperative for successful growth and recovery. Every family system is unique, and the program works intentionally to provide access to a wide range of therapeutic techniques that will set them up for success.

Respite Care for Medically Fragile Children

2020-2022 Core Award - $750,000.00

FamilyForward provides respite care for a targeted population: children with complex, chronic developmental disabilities and often with significant health concerns. Specifically, this project serves children who are medically fragile and have significant developmental and cognitive delays, ages 0-19. All children served use a wheelchair for mobility; most are unable to speak or communicate clearly, and many require constant nursing care to maintain their health. Respite care can be utilized on a planned basis or in response to a crisis and varies in length based on individual need. With on-site nursing care at all times, FamilyForward meets the medical needs of children who cannot be served in other respite care programs with the intention of providing temporary relief from the ongoing responsibility of care to reduce the level of familial stress and ensure the child is able to remain safely in their family home.

Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition

Funded Program(s)

30 Days to Family

2020-2022 Core Award - $648,000.00

This program provides an intense, short-term intervention to place a child with relatives/kin within 30 days of entering foster care. An average of 150 relatives/kin are identified. Natural and formal supports are put in place to ensure placement stability. Referrals are accepted from child welfare agencies and court staff only.

Educational Advocacy

2020-2022 Core Award - $380,000.00

This program serves students impacted by foster care who have mental, emotional, or behavioral health concerns with special education plans, enrollment, and/or suspensions. Referrals are accepted from the family and/or educators, child welfare agencies, court staff, CASAs, and therapists.

Family Works

2020-2022 Core Award - $287,000.00

Family Works is a placement stabilization program exclusively for foster, adoptive, or guardianship families. This 12- to 15-week program is rooted in attachment and trauma theory. Referrals are accepted from the family and/or child welfare agencies, court staff, CASAs, and therapists.

Gateway 180

Funded Program(s)

Gateway180 Residential Emergency & Transitional Shelter

2020-2022 Core Award - $600,000.00

Gateway180 is the largest Residential Emergency Shelter in the state of Missouri, serving women, children and families experiencing homelessness. We serve as a temporary home for 160 women and children daily and provide a clean, safe bed in a nurturing environment in response to an individual's need for emergency shelter. Through our Case Management and Empowerment Programs, we transition individuals and families from the trauma of needing emergency shelter, to preparing for the independence of permanent housing and housing stability.

Good Shepherd Children & Family Services

Funded Program(s)

Maternity Shelter & Transitional Living

2020-2022 Core Award - $786,000.00

Good Shepherd's Maternity Shelter & Transitional Living program provides intensive shelter and group-based transitional living services for mothers and their babies who are facing homelessness. Aside from room, board, and 24-hour professional oversight, mothers receive an array of services aimed at ensuring healthy delivery, healthy parenting, and successful independence. Services include comprehensive assessment, individual counseling, case management, and one-on-one coaching, as well as group therapy, psycho-education, and parent training. Because educational attainment is a core aspect of the model, clients receive academic guidance and advocacy, as well as tutoring and vocational training. Routine well care and health education/counseling is provided by a staff nurse, and obstetric and other medical care is provided by Mercy Clinic Family Medicine or by the mother's own physician if she prefers.

Great Circle

Funded Program(s)

Autism Respite

2020-2022 Core Award - $680,000.00

The Autism Respite program offers a much-needed break to families dealing with the stress that accompanies the unique challenges of caring for children with special needs. The program's goal is to reduce this stress and keep families intact. Respite allows parents to "recharge their batteries" and focus on other areas in their life, such as spending time with other family members, completing household tasks, participating in recreational activities, focusing on self-care, and other activities that can be more difficult while caring for a child with an autism spectrum disorder. Services can be provided in the home or on-site at Great Circle's Respite House. Both settings provide a safe option for parents and emphasize development of the child's independent living and interpersonal skills. The program identifies individualized goals for each child, while working to increase each child's ability to function more independently both in the home and community setting.

Fostering Futures

2020-2022 Core Award - $950,000.00

Fostering Futures is a family stabilization program that provides in-home services for St. Louis County children between the ages of 3 and 19 along with their caregivers. Fostering Futures offers three structured tracks including Community Based, Stabilization, and Reunification. The Community Based track provides interventions designed to assist families in staying together when a youth is at risk of removal from the home. The Stabilization track is for youth who have been placed into foster care and are residing with a foster or relative family to prevent numerous out-of-home moves. The Reunification track helps support youth during the transition from out-of-home care back to their families.

Intensive Outpatient Program

2020-2022 Core Award - $250,000.00

Great Circle's Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Program (PHP/IOP) is an intensive treatment program that consists of group therapy, family therapy, individual therapy, and psychiatry services. The program serves children between the ages of 6-19 based upon medical necessity. The program runs on average six weeks, but can go longer or shorter based on client need. The basis of the adolescent program is centered around DBT treatment. The six to twelve week program is focused on the topic of emotional regulation. This program is the perfect bridge for clients who are stepping down from a residential or inpatient treatment, and need that extra layer of support as they readjust to being back at home. IOP is the logical step up in treatment when a client might be struggling with individual therapy alone, and may need the additional support that can't be provided in a one-on-one intervention.

School Based Prevention Program

2020-2022 Core Award - $925,000.00

The Therapeutic Mentoring program serves as an early intervention tool for children and youth through therapeutic groups and individual mentoring. Services are provided to students who attend targeted elementary schools in the Ferguson-Florissant and Riverview Gardens School Districts. Candidates for the program are identified and recommended by school staff. Services provided focus on character improvement, academic success, and emotional regulation.

School-Based Mental Health Program

2020-2022 Core Award - $1,125,000.00

The School-Based Mental Health Program provides individual therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, and case management services to students in the Ferguson-Florissant and Riverview Gardens School Districts who either have a mental health diagnosis or present with symptoms that may lead to a mental health diagnosis.

Jewish Family Services of St. Louis

Funded Program(s)

Child Abuse Prevention Program

2020-2022 Core Award - $438,000.00

The Child Abuse Prevention Program (CAPP) provides a team of specialists trained to work with schools throughout the St. Louis area to teach children, teachers and parents about body safety, the warning signs of sexual abuse, and safe internet use. Children are taught in a safe, non-threatening manner designed to entertain and inform them. Though the ultimate goal of the program is prevention, the presentations also teach children who have seen or experienced abuse the importance of reporting the incident to a trusted adult.

Individual and Family Therapy

2020-2022 Core Award - $259,000.00

JFS' clinical counseling services initiate a process of change to improve overall well-being and help clients to achieve optimal health. The Individual and Family Therapy (IFT) program provides psychotherapy to address behavioral/emotional issues exhibited by children and adolescents, and their causes. The program strengthens and supports individuals and families to increase the level of independent functioning of the individual and within the family unit.

Learning and Behavioral Diagnostic Center

2020-2022 Core Award - $1,000,000.00

The Learning and Behavioral Diagnostic Center provides in-depth psychological and learning evaluations for children/adolescents in order to better understand their areas of strength and struggle, allowing them to move forward in their educational and social lives. Evaluation assists parents in understanding their child's personality, temperament and behavior, enabling them to meet their child's emotional and social needs. Evaluations also enable children to access needed educational services, make recommendations for psychiatric and/or counseling services, and provide diagnostic clarification and information to psychiatrists and counselors for more effective treatment. Evaluation utilizes interviews with parents and children, formal and informal interactions with the child, information from collateral sources such as teachers, and formal testing to provide a holistic picture of the child, including cognitive abilities, social and emotional development, personality, and adjustment.

Outpatient Psychiatry Services

2020-2022 Core Award - $1,252,000.00

Outpatient Psychiatry Services provides no-cost diagnostic and medication services for children and adolescents in order to alleviate debilitating symptoms. The psychiatrist addresses emotional disorders such as depression and anxiety, as well as neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and autism, allowing children to continue on their developmental path. The comprehensive psychiatric evaluation explores the history of the mental/behavioral health challenges, provides a medical decision relative to the prescribing of psychoactive medications, and addresses the selection and prescription of that medication. In addition, the initial psychiatry appointment includes education about any prescribed medication, including side effects, preferred administration, schedule of follow-up appointments for medication monitoring, and when it is important to contact the psychiatrist.

School-Based Services

2020-2022 Core Award - $426,000.00

School-Based Services provides customized on-site services to students in schools across St. Louis County to improve their emotional and behavioral health. School-Based Services includes individual and group therapy, and consultation with parents and teachers. Preschool developmental screenings and social-emotional psychoeducational groups are also offered. Students referred to JFS's school-based services have been affected by anxiety, depression, stress in the home, classroom outbursts, and social issues such as exclusion from peers.

Kids In The Middle Inc

Funded Program(s)

2020-2022 Core Award - $875,000.00

Kids In The Middle Agency-Based Services for children ages 3½ to 18 is designed to help those coping with parental separation, divorce, and remarriage. Because we understand that parents' behavior and communication during and after separation and divorce often results in highly conflictual behavior which negatively affects their children, KITM uses a Family-Systems, or "whole family", approach which assists parents in reducing conflict and increasing positive co-parenting skills.

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Inc.

Loaves and Fishes for St. Louis Inc.

Funded Program(s)

Emergency Shelter

2020-2022 Core Award - $200,000

Loaves and Fishes for St. Louis is an emergency shelter that provides immediate assistance to families with children who are experiencing homelessness or housing instability to begin their journey towards self-sufficiency. This includes client-centered housing plans that are goal oriented, trackable, and supported through life skill classes, parenting classes, peer support, addiction/recovery support, mental health evaluations, and links to mainstream resources. The primary focus for children is educational enrollment/support, meeting nutritional needs, counseling services and creating programming that promotes family unity and bonding. Children need stability, and it is the program's primary goal to get children into a stable home where they can grow and learn.

LUME Institute

Funded Program(s)

LUME Approach Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

2020-2022 Core Award - $289,000.00

At LUME Institute, we believe the power to change society lies in changing the way young children are taught. The professional development services provided through our LUME Approach Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC) model, helps educators and caregivers gain a deeper understanding that children's emotional development is the foundation for lifelong health, growth, and learning. We use a reflective learning process to guide educators towards greater self-awareness and self-reflection, enhancing their knowledge of how the emotional development of others, temperaments, family history, and the environment impact a child's development. Our ECMHC model was accepted into the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University Frontiers of Innovation Portfolio and has proven effective at fostering measurable change in educators' knowledge, attitudes, and behavior with concurrent statistically significant improvement in mental health outcomes for the children in their care.

Lutheran Family and Children's Services

Funded Program(s)

Family-Based Respite Care

2020-2022 Core Award - $125,000.00

Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri (LFCS) provides Family-Based Respite Care for children, from birth through age 5, in a licensed foster home when a parent is experiencing a crisis such as hospitalization, drug or alcohol treatment, homelessness, unemployment, or is considering adoption. The parent receives case management services during and after the child's respite stay in order for the parent to build a safe and stable environment for the child. Staff provide education and referrals in areas of child development, healthcare, parenting skills, nutrition, childcare, relationships, and the importance of relationships with caregivers in a child's life.

Mental Health Counseling

2020-2022 Core Award - $1,250,000.00

Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri (LFCS) provides mental health counseling services to children in the St. Louis region. Services are provided in an office setting. These services include assessment, treatment planning, case management, linkage to other services, individual and family therapy, crisis intervention, and discharge or aftercare planning. The program helps children decrease mental health symptoms; improve daily functioning, behaviors, and skills; and decrease the impact of trauma.

Outpatient Child Psychiatry

2020-2022 Core Award - $245,000.00

Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri (LFCS) provides outpatient child psychiatry services to children in the St. Louis region. Services are provided in an office setting. These services include psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and on-going consultation for children and their families. The program helps children decrease mental health symptoms; improve daily functioning, behaviors, and skills; and decrease the impact of trauma.

School-Based Counseling

2020-2022 Core Award - $5,375,000.00

Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri (LFCS) provides the School-Based Counseling program to children in the St. Louis region. By providing services in the school, during the school day, children are able to receive services without barriers such as transportation and scheduling. Services include assessment, treatment planning, case management, linkage to other services, individual therapy, crisis intervention, and discharge or aftercare planning. The program helps children decrease mental health symptoms; improve daily functioning, behaviors, and skills; and decrease the impact of trauma.


2020-2022 Core Award - $312,000.00

Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri (LFCS) provides the STEP Up (Strengthen, Teach, Empower, Prepare) program to multiple schools in St. Louis County. STEP Up is a school-based prevention program that combines evidence-based risk prevention group sessions with individual follow-up to provide resistance and resilience skills to children. STEP Up helps children develop life skills such as conflict resolution, communication skills, social skills, and decision-making skills.

Lydia's House Inc.

Funded Program(s)

Transitional Living Children's Safe Bed-Nights

2020-2022 Core Award - $850,000.00

Lydia's House serves individuals who have experienced domestic violence and their children. The agency has the capacity to house up to 85 children at a given time at both its St. Louis County and St. Louis City locations. In addition to providing Safe Bed-Nights for up to two years, children are also provided with a wide range of support services that include advocacy, case management, skills classes, after-school and summer programs, supervised playtime, age-appropriate support groups, therapy sessions, tutoring and homework assistance, a supervised computer lab, on-site health clinic services, and follow-up support.


Funded Program(s)

Crisis Care Program

2020-2022 Core Award - $540,000.00

Marygrove offers crisis care to children and youth ages birth-19, on a 24/7 basis. The program offers crisis counseling, assessments, shelter, food, clothing, medical care, recreation, specialized groups, and referral services to the youth and their families. Staff work to resolve the crisis situation, working with the families when possible to manage and prevent future crises. Follow-up is done with the youth and families following discharge from the program.

Transitional Living Program

2020-2022 Core Award - $4,375,000.00

Marygrove offers transitional living services on a 24/7 basis to youth 17-19 years old. The program includes 2 group homes, 2 houses in the community, and several scattered site apartment complexes in the community. Youth are taught life skills that will enable them to live independently. The program partners with many agencies that offer specific training and services to our youth. The program also accepts parenting teens and their children.

Mercy Health East Communities

Funded Program(s)

Intensive Outpatient Program

2020-2022 Core Award - $3,250,000.00

Hyland Behavioral Health Clinic at Mercy Hospital South (formerly St. Anthony's Hospital) and the Mercy Edgewood Behavioral Health Clinic provide a full range of outpatient services to address mental health concerns. The Intensive Outpatient Programs of both clinics are open to all St. Louis County adolescents, 12 to 19 years of age, who exhibit behavioral, psychiatric, and emotional issues that interfere with academic, social, or family well-being. The clinics provide interventions with the goals of stabilizing the child and supporting the family, along with increasing access to care by overcoming the financial burden.

Miriam Learning Center

Funded Program(s)

Alternative Choices To Success

2020-2022 Core Award - $290,000.00

Miriam Learning Center's Alternative Choices to Success (ACTS) is a comprehensive intervention program for students in the Normandy Schools Collaborative who are at risk of disciplinary action, such as in-school or out-of-school suspension due to social, emotional, or behavioral issues. ACTS utilizes psychological testing; presentations; and group and 1:1 therapeutic, trauma-informed, and restorative practice therapy to improve a student's ability to exhibit social and emotional competencies and coping strategies, and to decrease negative behaviors and mental health symptoms that can lead to disciplinary actions at school.

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

2020-2022 Core Award - $315,000.00

Miriam Learning Center's Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation program provides interventions for children ages 2 to 5 who are at risk of losing preschool or childcare placement due to social, emotional, or behavioral concerns. Those who have experienced a recent trauma also qualify for services. Interventions may include on-site diagnostics, counseling, case management, teacher/parent consultation, and education. The program's goal is to decrease mental health symptoms to ensure the child retains their placement.

In-School Counseling at Private and Parochial Schools

2020-2022 Core Award - $375,000.00

Miriam Learning Center's in-school counseling program provides counseling for students age 3 to 18 who have mental health issues or recent trauma and who attend private or faith-based schools. Services include in-school student counseling, teacher consultation, psychoeducational seminars, testing to identify mental health issues, and case management for community referrals. The purpose of the program is to reduce mental health symptoms and related behaviors.

NAMI St. Louis

Funded Program(s)

CIT Crisis Intervention

2020-2022 Core Award - $54,000.00

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training is a law enforcement program provided in collaboration with the mental health treatment community. CIT trains and supports law enforcement to respond effectively to incidents involving individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. As a result, those individuals will not be unnecessarily jailed because of behavior resulting from their illness, but will instead gain access to emergency, inpatient, and community-based mental health treatment services.

Ending The Silence

2020-2022 Core Award - $97,000.00

NAMI Ending the Silence is a presentation designed for middle and high school students, school staff, and parents or guardians of middle or high school aged youth. Audiences learn about the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions, how to recognize the early warning signs, and the importance of acknowledging those warning signs. This program is provided by two presenters, one of whom is a young adult (aged 30 or younger) living with a mental illness and shares their story of hope and recovery. The lead presenter is a family member of an individual with a mental illness or an individual living with a mental illness.

National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse - St. Louis Area Inc.

Funded Program(s)

Prevention First - St. Louis County

2020-2022 Core Award - $1,625,000.00

Prevention First - St. Louis County provides a menu of evidence-informed, research-based curricula that helps young people acquire and develop the resiliency, relationship, and leadership skills that build stature and enhance positive connections among peers, school, and community. Programs are provided to grades K-12 and each lesson series focuses on resiliency skill development through a variety of topics: healthy decision-making, problem-solving, peer refusal, anger management, and increasing knowledge about drug-specific topics.

Nurses for Newborns

Funded Program(s)

Keeping Infants Safe

2020-2022 Core Award - $999,000.00

Nurses for Newborns (NFN) provides nurse home visitation for women, caregivers, and infants in order to prevent infant mortality, child abuse, and neglect. NFN's program targets first-time mothers, pregnant women, and mothers who may have previously given birth. NFN augments registered nurse visits with visits by licensed social workers and community health workers to promote the physical and mental health of infants and caregivers facing complex medical, social, economic, or environmental risks.

Our Lady's Inn

Funded Program(s)

Transformational Living Program

2020-2022 Core Award - $203,000.00

Our Lady's Inn's services within the Transformational Living Program are focused on meeting the immediate needs of food, clothing, and shelter. Evaluation and assessment for longer term needs include health, mental health, and education also occur at this time.

Our Little Haven

Funded Program(s)

Keystone Outpatient Mental Health Services

2020-2022 Core Award - $524,000.00

Keystone Outpatient Mental Health Services is a mental health practice that assesses and treats mental and behavioral disorders. The program seeks to reduce symptoms and increase functioning through early intervention, especially for persons with limited access to mental health care. The program addresses many concerns: depression, attention deficits, anxiety, trauma-related disorders, school and relationship problems, attachment, loss/grief, and diagnostic clarification. A team of psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatrist, and registered nurse are equipped to provide researched and appropriate care specific to each concern. The program's experience in addressing a range of social, behavioral, and emotional concerns ensures continuity of care. Within this breadth of services, the program also has specialties that include: treating the young child, complex conditions, comprehensive psychological evaluation, and cultural competency. Other services the program provides are parenting assessment/coaching, community education and professional consultation.

Places for People Inc.

Funded Program(s)

Family Outreach and Community Services - Positive Youth Justice

2020-2022 Core Award - $179,000.00

Family Outreach and Community Services are provided to parents, children, and adolescents in the family home or wherever they currently reside. The goal is to successfully outreach and engage families whose children have demonstrated a need for therapy or other supportive services, but who have been unable to successfully access these services. Clinicians work with families to identify any barriers to treatment and establish a sustainable plan to see that their children's behavioral health and developmental needs are being met. Sessions involve coaching and support for problem solving, skill building, self-advocacy, self-care, and the development of a comprehensive network of supports to meet both the children's and caregivers' needs. All activities promote child and family well-being and functioning in the family, school, and community. This includes motivating and helping parents connect to services that they, too, may need to enable them to be most effective as a caregiver.

Multi-Systemic Therapy

2020-2022 Core Award - $500,000.00

Multisystemic Therapy is an intensive, evidence-based family therapy that targets the root causes of problem behaviors that place 12-17 year-olds at risk for out-of-home placement. Thorough assessment of youth factors, family relationships, peer influence, school functioning, and community strengths and needs results in targeted interventions designed to stabilize the youth & family while also helping parents develop the skills, strategies, and resources needed to support their teenager's future growth and healthy development. Therapy is highly individualized to fit the existing strengths and unique needs identified by each family. Services are provided in the home multiple times per week and arranged to fit a family's schedule. Youth and parents have 24/7 access to therapist support and are connected to physical health, psychiatric, educational, recreational, and social services as needed.

Preferred Family Healthcare Inc.

Funded Program(s)

St. Louis County Substance Use Disorder Treatment

2020-2022 Core Award - $5,608,000.00

PFH's outpatient treatment services are offered through a multi-dimensional and multi-disciplined approach tailored to fit each adolescent's and their family's specific needs including alcohol and/or other drug abuse, psychiatry, mental health and trauma counseling, family therapy and other supportive counseling and case management services. Levels of care include day treatment, intensive outpatient, outpatient, and aftercare for youth 19 years of age and younger. This program also provides early intervention services to youth 9 years of age and older who are assessed to be at high risk for substance misuse.

Team of Concern

2020-2022 Core Award - $1,375,000.00

Team of Concern (TOC) is a Collaborative Care process that provides a multi-tiered continuum of preventive care within a school setting that is designed to increase a student's ability to avoid risk-taking behaviors which could lead to alcohol and drug use. TOC partners with each school in choosing the programming that matches the individual school and school districts' unique needs and population. TOC also provides individual early intervention counseling services to students where there is concern for developing problems with alcohol and other drugs.

Presbyterian Children's Homes & Services

Funded Program(s)

Family Solutions for Kids

2020-2022 Core Award - $2,525,000.00

Therapists in Family Solutions for Kids help families provide a nurturing environment for their children and maintain self-sufficiency. They assist families in accessing formal and informal community supports and services as needed.

Therapeutic Mentoring

2020-2022 Core Award - $1,574,000.00

Through Therapeutic Mentoring, youth learn emotion regulation strategies, steps to achieve their goals, and gain protective factors through one-to-one interactions with a mentor over the course of a year. Areas of focus include interpersonal communication, problem-solving, conflict resolution, resiliency-building, coping skills, and relationship skills. A treatment plan is developed by a licensed clinician in concert with the family and the youth.

Provident Inc.

Funded Program(s)


2020-2022 Core Award - $2,250,000.00

Provident Behavioral Health's Counseling program provides office- and community-based counseling services, ensuring that quality behavioral health services are accessible to those in need. Clients work with a therapist for individual, family, and group therapies to address behavioral health issues that may impede daily functioning in school and at home. Provident provides these services, along with 24/7 after-hours clinical support, at three local offices and at a number of school and community locations throughout St. Louis County.

Psychiatric Services

2020-2022 Core Award - $750,000.00

Provident Behavioral Health's Psychiatric Services program offers psychiatric assessment and medication management. The Psychiatric Services team works alongside Provident's team of clinical and case management staff to provide comprehensive outpatient behavioral health treatment to youth and adult clients. Provident's team of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners are skilled in both providing psychotherapeutic interventions, as well as prescribing psychotropic medications.

Queen of Peace Center

Funded Program(s)

Child and Adolescent Program

2020-2022 Core Award - $659,000.00

Queen of Peace Center Child and Adolescent Program provides behavioral healthcare to children and adolescents. The focus is early childhood intervention and prevention, emphasizing the social, emotional, and behavioral well-being of the children and their mothers, who have substance use disorders. These children exhibit symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attachment issues, emotional deregulation, ADHD, and conduct disorder. The adolescent program focuses on youth living in North County, particularly in zip codes of 63135, 63136, 63137, and 63138. Prevention, education, case management, and counseling efforts focus on substance use as well as a myriad of mental health issues, including violence prevention toward self and others will be addressed with the adolescent population.

Room at the Inn

Funded Program(s)

Emergency Shelter

2020-2022 Core Award - $150,000.00

Room at the Inn provides temporary shelter services and transitional housing services for homeless youth, ages 19 years and younger. Children receive safe and welcoming shelter, food, shower and laundry facilities, age-appropriate access to computers, clothes, school and personal supplies, as needed. The project ensures that school-aged children are in school and if not, the enrollment process is started within three days of entering the shelter.

The program uses an integrated approach to mitigate negative outcomes for children in shelter while working with their adult family member(s) to develop a self-sufficiency plan. Through this program, families will secure stable housing and achieve a positive sense of well-being.

Safe Connections

Funded Program(s)

Teen Counseling Program

2020-2022 Core Award - $740,000.00

The Teen Counseling Program at Safe Connections provides individual therapy and group therapy for youth ages 12-19 of all genders who are impacted by rape and sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, domestic abuse, teen dating violence, sex trafficking, and bullying targeting their gender identity or sexual orientation.

The Teen Counseling Program supports youth in their healing from trauma due to physical, emotional, and sexual violence and unhealthy relationships. Therapists work with clients to build stability, improve mental and physical health, effectively plan for safety, and pursue violence-free futures. Clients learn to identify, manage, and appropriately express emotions; reduce emotional and behavioral symptoms; improve their level of functioning; and strengthen coping and resiliency skills. Group therapy also works to alleviate the isolation often experienced by young survivors of trauma.

Violence Prevention Education Programs

2020-2022 Core Award - $563,000.00

Safe Connections works to educate St. Louis County youth through Violence Prevention Education Programs, stopping relationship, sexual, and teen dating violence before it starts.

Project HART (Healthy Alternatives for Relationships among Teens) is a multi-session, classroom-based relationship, sexual, and teen dating violence prevention program giving youth the knowledge and skills to develop healthy relationships.

Prevention Education Groups include Girls Groups and Guys Groups: small groups held over a 10-14 week period in safe, private settings, where teens explore ideas about healthy and unhealthy relationships, gender stereotypes, communication, and bystander intervention.

Safe Zone Professional Trainings educate adults working with youth about the relationship, sexual, and teen dating violence and bullying faced by LGBTQIA+ youth, ways to address it, and how to advocate for safer, more inclusive communities.

SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

Funded Program(s)

Right Start Program

2020-2022 Core Award - $399,000.00

The Right Start Program at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital addresses the need for early diagnosis and quality treatment of mental, emotional, developmental, and behavioral disorders in children and youth. As a hospital-based program, we also serve youth with co-occurring medical conditions that may affect their ability to cope. Our staff specializes in numerous evidence-based interventions that address a variety of concerns.

SSM Health DePaul Hospital-St. Louis

Funded Program(s)

Youth & Family Services

2020-2022 Core Award - $393,000.00

SSM Behavioral Health's Youth & Family Services serves youth, ages 11-18 (middle or high school), who are struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Our program is designed to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety by promoting increased self-awareness and coping skills and strengthening the family system. Eligible youth must have at least one parent or caregiver willing to participate in the parent group once a week.

St. Francis Community Services

Funded Program(s)

Spanish Language Mental Health Project

2020-2022 Core Award - $244,000.00

St. Francis Community Services provides bilingual, culturally competent individual and family therapy for children of Spanish-speaking caretakers living in St. Louis County. Services are provided at the Southside Center office, a North County parish, and the Ritenour School District. The agency specializes in addressing issues of emotional and relational distress in immigrant communities, trauma, acculturation issues, and bicultural identity. The program also provides case management to mental health clients needing help with navigation of systems and access to resources.

St. Louis ArtWorks

Funded Program(s)

Youth Apprenticeship Program

2020-2022 Core Award - $119,000.00

St. Louis ArtWorks provides youth ages 14-19 with paid apprenticeships in the arts. Each apprentice participates in daily behavioral health training designed to increase artistic skills, vocational knowledge, and emotional well-being. Program components include art therapy, life skills, work readiness training, communication skills, and community collaborations. Art is an integral tool used at ArtWorks to create a richer and more impactful learning experience. Each piece of the program helps to inform participants of strategies to manage barriers such as poverty, high-mobility, and involvement in juvenile justice systems and ultimately be self-sufficient adults. Through a variety of arts-based prevention services, with a scaffold of behavioral health support, ArtWorks has a proven track record of improving the overall well-being of its youth participants.

St. Louis Children's Hospital

Funded Program(s)

Victims Of Violence

2020-2022 Core Award - $300,000.00

The St. Louis Children's Hospital Victims Of Violence program provides intensive case management, therapeutic counseling, and supportive interventions to children and youth (and their families), who were initially seen in the emergency department of St. Louis Children's Hospital due to interpersonal violence. Enrolled youth receive up to one year of services at no cost to the family. Program goals are to prevent repeat engagement in interpersonal violence and to promote resilience and coping strategies.

St. Louis Counseling Inc.

Funded Program(s)

Office-Based Counseling

2020-2022 Core Award - $1,125,000.00

Since 1955, Saint Louis Counseling (formerly Catholic Family Services) has been providing professional, evidenced-based mental-health counseling services in the St. Louis community. With eight offices spread throughout the St. Louis area, including four that are located within St. Louis County, our licensed professional therapists are accessible and committed to addressing various types of mental-health needs of children and youth. Individual counseling, psychoeducational group therapy, family counseling, as well as Love & Logic parenting skills classes can be scheduled at our office locations.

Outpatient Psychiatric Services

2020-2022 Core Award - $133,000.00

Since 1955, Saint Louis Counseling has been providing professional, evidenced-based mental-health counseling services in the St. Louis community. Saint Louis Counseling's psychiatrist, Claudia Viamontes, M.D., serves both children and adults at five of our outpatient offices, three of which are located in St. Louis County. She provides psychiatric evaluation, consultation, ongoing medication management, is board-certified, and treats a range of mental-health conditions, including but not limited to depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders. Psychiatric services are accepted by most insurance companies.

School-Based Counseling

2020-2022 Core Award - $3,000,000.00

Since 1955, Saint Louis Counseling has been providing professional, evidenced-based mental-health counseling services in the St. Louis community. Saint Louis Counseling therapists are embedded in 110 public, private and parochial schools throughout the St. Louis area, including 44 within St. Louis County. Our School Partnership Program (SPP) therapists provide individual counseling sessions and psycho-educational group therapy with students, using a wrap-around approach that involves the school team of professionals and children's families. These school-based mental-health services are provided at no cost to the families.

School-Based Prevention Services

2020-2022 Core Award - $260,000.00

Since 1955, Saint Louis Counseling has been providing professional, evidenced-based mental-health counseling services in the St. Louis community. Saint Louis Counseling therapists are embedded in 110 public, private, and parochial schools throughout the St. Louis area, including 44 within St. Louis County. Our School Partnership Program (SPP) therapists provide social-emotional learning presentations, upon request, for grades K-12. These school-based prevention services are provided at no cost to the families. Saint Louis Counseling routinely uses the research-based and nationally recognized curriculum Second Step and BrainWise in its social-emotional learning presentations.

St. Louis County Dept. of Human Services - County Youth Programs

Funded Program(s)

Center for Youth on the Rise

2020-2022 Core Award - $1,125,000.00

St. Louis County's Center for Youth on the Rise provides services to youth, including a Drop-In Center (located in Spanish Lake), Community Case Management, Doors to Success (DTS) adult education, and the Leadership and Resiliency Program (LRP). All program components target positive school engagement, personal effectiveness and well-being and mental health stability. These goals are addressed through individual case management, psycho-education groups, and structured programming. County Youth Programs (CYP), delivers services to youth with support of partner agencies. CYP utilizes a strength-based philosophy, and framework that emphasizes decreasing risk factors and increasing protective factors for youth in order to foster healthy behaviors and create thriving adults. This is a process of providing opportunities, building skills, and recognizing a youth's efforts and achievement, while allowing them to bond with positive adults and peers with consistent boundaries and behavior expectations.

St. Louis County Dept. of Human Services - Weinman Shelter

Funded Program(s)

More Than a Safe Shelter

2020-2022 Core Award - $376,000.00

St. Louis County's Kathy J. Weinman Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence (KJW) provides a safe haven for those who have experienced domestic violence and specific interventions for each family served. The shelter offers a comprehensive program for children and youth in conjunction with their parents to help them process and cope with the aftermath of intimate partner violence.

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

Funded Program(s)

Nurse-Family Partnership

2020-2022 Core Award - $237,000.00

St. Louis County's Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is an evidence-based nurse home visiting program that supports new mothers and their children. NFP's strategy is to partner specially trained registered nurses with families who are becoming parents for the first time, starting early in pregnancy (before 29 weeks gestational age) and continuing visits until the child's second birthday. NFP services target the prevention of child abuse and neglect, the improvement of pregnancy outcomes, the economic self-sufficiency of the family, and healthy child development.

St. Louis Crisis Nursery

Funded Program(s)

Family Empowerment Program

2020-2022 Core Award - $524,000.00

St. Louis Crisis Nursery's (SLCN) Family Empowerment Program [FEP] provides trauma-informed home/community based crisis stabilization, intensive case management, parenting support, counseling, and educational parenting groups for St. Louis County families with children between 0-12 years. Services are delivered within the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework, with an emphasis on reducing key family risk factors for child abuse and neglect, while increasing family protective factors to help families achieve greater safety and stability.

Respite Care Services

2020-2022 Core Award - $1,449,000.00

Saint Louis Crisis Nursery applies the core principles of trauma-informed care within the framework of the Strengthening Families approach when providing immediate crisis intervention, parent support, and therapeutic Respite Care for children, birth through age 12, who are at high risk for abuse and neglect. Families seeking support from the Crisis Nursery are frequently experiencing complex crises and multiple risk factors, with little outside support. SLCN services, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, ensure St. Louis County families have equitable access to services proven to reduce children's risk for child abuse/ neglect and build family resiliency.

St. Martha's Hall

Funded Program(s)

Emergency Shelter

2020-2022 Core Award - $186,000.00

St. Martha's Hall provides a shelter care program for women who have experienced abuse and their children. The St. Martha's Hall Children's Program was created to break the cycle of violence and to address the needs of children and their mothers. The program's objectives are to reverse misconceptions that the child caused the violence; reduce incidents of aggressive behavior; present the belief that violence is neither normal nor acceptable; foster self-esteem and self-awareness; and provide developmental, educational, and medical advocacy.

St. Vincent Home for Children

Funded Projects


2020-2022 Core Award - $1,006,000.00

LifePATHS is a 30-to-90-day transitional living treatment program plus six month aftercare services for youth ages 16 to 19 with a goal of building life skills so they can transition into a successful career trajectory and living independently. Each client receives an initial assessment by a licensed, masters-level clinician, who works with the youth to identify treatment goals and intervention plans. The therapist provides weekly individual therapy, family therapy if needed, and case management. Residents participate in intensive psychotherapy and psychoeducation groups building life and job skills, and art therapy sessions. Residents also receive non-therapeutic counseling and case management services from staff that includes mentoring and solution-focused interventions for problematic behaviors in residential units. After completing the residential program, youth receive up to six months of outpatient counseling with their therapist and job support services.

Every Adolescent and Child Health Focus

2020-2022 Core Award - $150,000.00

Early Adolescent and Child Health Focus (EACHFocus) is a program that provides youth ages 7 to 19 early intervention outpatient therapy to address negative mental and behavioral health symptoms and relationship issues that can often present in childhood. Program goals include reaching youth as problems and issues develop, helping them address their specific needs, and improving emotional, behavioral and relationship functioning. The program helps promote positive parenting skills, family integration, and can reduce the need for residential or other out-of-home placements, thus serving individuals in the least restrictive environment by providing services and supports to youth and their caregivers that enable them to remain at home and in the community.


2020-2022 Core Award - $2,500,000.00

LifeFOCUS is a 30-day temporary shelter program providing intensive mental health services plus aftercare for youth ages 10 to 19 with a goal of reducing their behavioral and emotional symptoms and enhancing decision-making skills and relationships. LifeFOCUS helps youth and families resolve issues so that the youth can return home and be successful. For youth in challenging home situations, an extended stay may be provided. Clients receive a complete initial assessment by a licensed, masters-level clinician, who works with them to identify treatment goals and intervention plans. While in the program, the client participates in psychotherapy and psychoeducation groups and art therapy. Participants receive non-therapeutic counseling from staff, including mentoring and solution-focused interventions for problematic behaviors in shelter units. After completing the program, youth and their families are provided up to 6-months of additional outpatient counseling.

The Women's Safe House

Funded Program(s)

Primary Prevention for Children and Youth Exposed to Domestic Violence

2020-2022 Core Award - $270,000.00

The Women's Safe House provides emergency shelter and transitional living services to women and dependent children exposed to domestic violence. The Women's Safe House integrates prevention and intervention strategies with a trauma-informed lens through intensive case management, group and individual sessions, respite, and follow-up services.

Washington University - Synchrony

Funded Program(s)

Washington Early Recognition Center

2020-2022 Core Award - $500,000.00

The WERC is a program of the Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. It is the first clinical service in St. Louis County (and all of Eastern Missouri) specializing in providing comprehensive mental health care and resources to transitional age adolescents who show signs of being in the prodromal stage of psychosis. The psychosis prodrome is the critical time period before the onset of psychosis, when individuals are showing subthreshold symptoms that suggest they are at high risk for developing the illness. WERC also serves adolescents who are at an early stage of a psychotic disorder (e.g. schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, psychotic bipolar disorder), and provides an integrated team of mental health specialists to facilitate early recognition and provide targeted intervention for affected adolescents and their caregivers.

Washington University - The Spot

Funded Projects


2020-2022 Core Award - $135,000.00

The SPOT is an innovative behavioral health and medical drop-in center designed to address health, social support, and prevention needs of youth in the St. Louis region. The center offers a range of confidential services including: case management, mental health, substance misuse screening and counseling, psychiatry, medical and reproductive health care, and a drop-in space. Services are provided free of charge, in a youth-positive environment for all youth ages 13-19.

The SPOT @ Jennings

2020-2022 Core Award - $203,000.00

The SPOT at Jennings is a comprehensive School-Based Health Center (SBHC) located in Jennings High School. The purpose of SBHCs is to keep youth healthy, in school, and ready to learn. They are staffed and operated by a multi-disciplinary team of health and/or social service professionals with expertise in using a holistic approach to addressing the broad range, and often complex needs of youth. The SPOT at Jennings is built on this model of providing integrated multi-disciplinary medical health, behavioral health and social services, in coordination with community partner organizations. The array of behavioral health services includes early intervention, assessment and referral to treatment of mental health and substance use issues, as well as case management and other psychosocial-related services that support the health and wellness of Jennings High School youth.

Washington University - Washington Early Recognition Center


Wyman Center Inc.

Funded Program(s)

Teen Outreach Program

2020-2022 Core Award - $972,000.00

Wyman's TOP is an evidence-based prevention program promoting positive youth outcomes through increased social-emotional skills and decreased risk behaviors. TOP features a unique combination of engaging curriculum-guided psychoeducational groups, adult guidance and support, and community service learning (CSL) interventions. Activities focus on improving social-emotional learning and life skills, supporting the development of a positive sense of self, strengthening connections to others, and decreasing risky behaviors. TOP is provided in the Ferguson-Florissant (FFSD) and University City School Districts (SDUC), and newly supports expanded delivery in Normandy Schools Collaborative (NSC). Wyman serves 6th graders referred into the program by school staff at Wedgwood and Johnson-Wabash 6th Grade Centers in FFSD, all 7th and 8th graders at Brittany Woods Middle in SDUC, and all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at Lucas Crossing Elemiddle in NSC.

Youth In Need

Funded Program(s)

Emergency Shelter

2020-2022 Core Award - $812,000.00

Youth in Need's Emergency Shelter provides immediate crisis intervention for youth who are who experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness, as well as support for youth of families experiencing crisis. The shelter completes 24-hour intakes and provides for basic needs including short-term housing, food, clothing, and hygiene products. Shelter provides additional support including counseling, case management, life skills training, and recreational activities. Youth aged 10-19 are eligible for services. This 12-bed program provides safety and stability for up to 30 days of shelter services as well as follow up services, as needed.

Professional Mental Health Counseling

2020-2022 Core Award - $5,875,000.00

Youth In Need's Professional Mental Health Counseling (PMHC) program provides counseling services to St. Louis County youth up to age 19 in both school-based and office/community settings. Therapists provide PMHC via individual sessions, group sessions, and family sessions for all clients based on their presenting concerns and level of need for services. Embedded school-based therapists serve schools in ten school districts and office-based therapists serve youth and families at the Youth In Need Counseling office in Olivette.

Street Outreach Program

2020-2022 Core Award - $501,000.00

The Street Outreach Program serves youth experiencing homelessness or housing instability by offering support services on the streets of St. Louis County. The Street Outreach team is available 24 hours per day to provide crisis intervention to anyone, 19 and under, who goes to a Safe Place site or calls the Youth Connection Helpline. The team provides ongoing case management to connect youth with much needed resources, including emergency shelters, education programs, physical and mental health care, job readiness/employment training, and long-term housing.

Transitional Living Program

2020-2022 Core Award - $1,000,000.00

Youth in Need's Transitional Living Program (TLP) provides long-term housing for youth experiencing homelessness as they move towards independence. The services are provided at two sites, the Group Home located in St. Charles, Missouri and the Supported Apartments located in St. John, Missouri. TLP provides safety and stability in a residential setting. Additional supports include counseling, case management, life skills, and employment support. Youth aged 16-19 are eligible for services and stay in the program for up to two years, depending on individual need. Follow up is provided as youth transition into independence.