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.
B. is 14 years old, and from Ohio
Collaborative Partners Include:
Tamara Ancona - pro bono Education Consulting Services
Denni David - pro bono Education Consulting Serives
Building Bridges - generous scholarship
"First I would like to say “Thank You” from the bottom of my heart for saving my son, B. With the financial assistance and the emotional support that you gave me at SAVING TEENS, B. is able to complete the 12 month Residential Program at Building Bridges in Montana. Every morning when I wake up I thank the Lord for SAVINGS TEENS. Without SAVING TEENS and the program at Building Bridges, my son would have not received the help that he needed for his substance abuse, his lack of motivation, his poor academics and his low self-esteem. I know in my heart that B. is going to beat his addiction and is going to grow up to be a responsible young man because of your help.
"B. has been at Building Bridges since June 5, 2008. He completed the Wilderness Program on August 7, 2008. When I visited him after the completion of the Wilderness Program, he looked wonderful, healthy. He told me that he understood why I sent him there and that he accepted the help that was given to him. I could not believe the change in him, in 8 weeks. The Wilderness Program was just the beginning to B.’s recovery. Prior to B. being escorted to the program, he was out of control. He was not eating right, calling me everyday from school to pick him up because either his head hurt or his stomach hurt, not getting the proper sleep, bad grades and behavioral problems at home, all due to the drug addiction. I tried to get B. help locally, but the resources were very limited. I was determine to find the tools that B. needed to become a successful adult.
"B. has now been in the Residential Program for two months. He is working hard on his current Master Plan – drug addiction, image/self-worth, shyness and putting effort in his school work. He is playing JV Football at the local high school that he attends. He has a wonderful therapist, that he connected with and wonderful mentors at the program. B. now has the tools that he needs and the healing process has begun for both of us, all because of SAVING TEENS!"