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Addiction Center

Addiction Center is an all-in-one information guide. 100% free to use and navigate, Addiction Center provides the most updated information on drugs and addiction. Whether you are an addict or a family member, Addiction Center has the tools and guidance you need for the road to recovery. Addiction can affect anyone, and Addiction Center can help those people.

Addiction Center's goal is to help these individuals and loved ones by providing them with information and support on different substances, addictions, and recovery support.

United Way of Greater St. Louis

Mobilizes the community with one goal in mind — helping people live their best possible lives
The United Way:
  • Efficiently raises and allocates funds to support a strong network of quality agencies and services
  • Provides information, management and technical resources
  • Identifies critical issues and unmet needs
  • Builds collaborations with the public and private sectors to meet those needs

Jefferson County Network of Care

This Web site is a resource for individuals, families and agencies concerned with mental health. It provides information about mental health services, laws, and related news, as well as communication tools and other features. Regardless of where you begin your search for assistance with mental health issues, the Network of Care helps you find what you need - it helps ensure that there is "No Wrong Door" for those who need services. This Web site can greatly assist in our efforts to protect our greatest human asset - our beautiful minds.

Youth Violence Prevention

The Youth Violence Prevention Project was started in our community to provide and maintain a sustainable, strength-based approach to preventing violence. This is accomplished through developing customized, collaborative prevention models that include many of the following primary elements: assessing pertinent needs; providing staff development; enhancing school curriculums or youth programs with social emotional learning (SEL) skills; and using ongoing feedback to build and maintain a supportive, safe climate for youth. Services are offered to youth professionals, school faculty & staff, parents, and of course, youth.

Love and Logic

Love and Logic is a philosophy founded by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline, M.D., and is based on the experience of a combined total of over 75 years working with and raising kids. It provides simple and practical techniques to help teachers and parents have less stress and more fun while raising responsible kids. Love and Logic offers many useful techniques that teachers and parents can begin experimenting with immediately. Here are some examples:

  • Locking–in sadness or empathy before delivering consequences
  • Setting limits with enforceable statements
  • Sharing control through lots of small choices
  • Building relationships with the One Sentence Intervention
  • Neutralizing arguing with the Brain Dead technique
  • The Anticipatory Consequence

Love and Logic is easy to use, raises responsible kids, and changes lives.


A national web developed and maintained by CMHC Systems, a leading provider of mental health software which directs one to a variety of information related to mental health topics.

Procovery Circle™

What is Procovery? Procovery is a new vision of self-help and personal empowerment where personal experience, culture, and strengths are embraced. With the focus on starting where you are and moving forward rather than looking backward regardless of the level of health assumed attainable. Procovery support groups are growing throughout the country – “Just start anywhere” is a key principle that provides hope and encouragement.


A consumer-run national technical assistance center serving the mental health consumer movement. It helps connect individuals to self-help and advocacy resources, and offers expertise to self- help groups and other peer-run services for mental health consumers.


A St. Louis based access-crisis line created by COMTREA, BJC Behavioral Health, Crider Center, and Hopewell Community Mental Health Centers. The site provides an extensive St. Louis resource list and links to other helping sites. An excellent section on general information about mental illness is beneficial to any one with questions.


NIDA was established in 1974, and in October 1992 it became part of the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services. The Institute is organized into divisions and offices, each of which plays an important role in programs of drug abuse research. The site provides the most up to date information on a variety of drugs including alcohol.


Parents can take an active role in lowering their children's risk and helping them grow up alcohol- and drug-free. To help parents learn what they can do, the National PTA has created: Common Sense: Strategies for Raising Alcohol- and Drug-Free Children. Designed for parents with children who are in elementary school.


Jefferson Online INformation Network...a Community Information Network (CIN) for Jefferson County, Missouri.


Parents as Teachers Program...a free program offered to all residents of Missouri who have children under the age of 3.

St. Louis Area Survivors of Suicide Response Team

SSRT Mission: Our mission is to reduce the risk of suicide in survivors of suicide, aid them in coping with their grief, and assist them in their ability to resume their lives with minimal negative impact by reaching out and instilling hope through listening, providing encouragement, sharing experiences, and linking them with available resources to best survive their loss.

Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation

Throughout her life, Mary Kay Ash showed others how to live. And how to give. She gave hope to women who lacked opportunity and self-esteem, and financial support to the causes she believed in. Although her special light is no longer with us, her legacy of love continues through the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation, which she began in 1996. The mission of the MKACF is two-fold:

  • We are committed to eliminating cancers affecting women by supporting top medical scientists who are searching for a cure for breast, uterine, cervical and ovarian cancers.
  • We are committed to ending the epidemic of violence against women by providing grants to women’s shelters and supporting community outreach programs.


Children's Trust Fund

The Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) is Missouri’s foundation for child abuse.The Children’s Trust Fund envisions children and families free to grow and reach their full potential in a nurturing and healthy environment, free from child abuse and neglect. CTF’s primary function is to fund child abuse and neglect prevention programsthroughout the state that focus on the following areas:

  • Parent education and support
  • Mentoring
  • Infant nurturing/infant massage
  • Community education
  • Grandparent support
  • Staff training and development
  • Home visitation for parents
  • Crisis intervention/crisis nursery
  • Safe crib/safe sleep for infants
  • School-based prevention education
  • Fatherhood initiatives
  • Research 
CTF’s prevention literature is available free of charge to Missouri residents.

The vision of the COMTREA Board allowed the program to grow. The Board is comprised of local leaders in Jefferson County who put mental health needs above party issues or personal biases. This is the strength of the agency.



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