Saving Teens In Crisis Collaborative is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in April of 2004 to assist troubled teens and their families struggling with substance abuse and other emotional issues.
Saving Teens works with health organizations, educational consultants, wilderness programs, boarding schools, rehabilitation centers and educational lawyers to fund and support families with financial limitations as they complete the comprehensive therapeutic programs that they desperately need, but may not be able to afford.
By leveraging the expertise and generosity of dedicated professionals, caring institutions, other charities, government institutions and altruistic individuals, Saving Teens guides children and their families towards a brighter future.
A family is in crisis. Their teen is out of control and they don’t know where to turn.
Parents who manage to get help are referred to therapeutic programs that they cannot afford.
What can be done?
Short-term residential and out-patient treatment programs often fail to alleviate the most severely affected teenagers, who require a more comprehensive, multi-stage, in-patient approach.
Long-term programs, on the other hand, can be very successful as they address the fundamental issues facing these children, but they must be selected very carefully, and completed to full-term, often 18-24 months.
Parents who attempt to get help for their children experience first-hand how difficult it is to navigate the labyrinth of guidance counselors, medical professionals, and educational consultants, even if they have the resources to afford all the expert advice.
These families need a strategy, a long-term plan for recovery that includes:
While there are a significant number of dedicated professionals and effective programs aimed at assisting teenagers with emotional and behavioral difficulties, there is no system or framework on which financially challenged parents can depend to guide them to the appropriate providers, and see them through a long-term process from start to finish.
Saving Teens In Crisis Collaborative (STICC) was founded to provide that framework on which financially challenged parents can depend to guide them to the appropriate providers, and see them through a long-term process from start to finish, as the necessary financial assistance. We accomplish this by means of our comprehensive, multi-phase methodology which yields a plan that incorporates both financial and emotional support throughout an 18-24 month process of evaluation, intervention, education and aftercare.
The Saving Teens methodology is different because it provides a long-term holistic approach which incorporates all of the professional disciplines—the medical professionals, educational consultants, wilderness programs, boarding schools, and rehabilitation centers—to evaluate, place, and fund a child into an appropriate sequence of programs and schools.