The agencies that make up the Children’s Services Coalition are dedicated to the children and families of the Greater St. Louis area. They offer a variety of different services all of which can be found here on our website. Please use the information on this page to determine what services will meet your needs and visit our agencies’ websites for more information (click on blue topic).
Basic Needs – programs stabilize families and prevent the unnecessary hospitalization of youth, prevent placement of youth away from their homes, and encourage family support services in the home to provide support and guidance for successfully mobilizing and completing treatment for a child or youth with a serious emotional disturbance (SED).
Counseling – individual, group, and family counseling services include psychological evaluations, mental health screenings, and professional individual, group, and family therapy. These services assist individuals and families cope with, adapt to, or resolve a broad variety of stressful circumstances, such as a sudden crisis or emotional trauma.
Crisis Intervention – helping to assure that support and other services are available when an individual experiences an emergency, whether it would be man-made or a natural disaster. It may include risk assessment, access to emergency service appointments, professional counseling, and referrals.
Divorce Counseling – addressing issues such as anxiety, sadness and fear for children whose family has changed due to separation, divorce and/or remarriage. Promotes wellness, healthy family relationships and positive coping skills through group counseling, individual counseling, family counseling and parent education.
Disability Services -Services include direct educational services, therapies, residential and respite for children with intellectual and physical disabilities, mental health services, advocacy for families, training for parents and assistance in navigating the governmental funding systems.
Foster/Adoption – Finding permanent loving homes for foster children, recruitment and retention of new foster/adopt parents, training, placement resources for children without foster homes, case management, pre- and post-adoption support services, educational advocacy, crisis intervention, counseling, support groups, assessments, advocacy, newsletters, clothing and gift programs, and more resources to make a child’s time in care the best it can be.
Housing/Shelter – services for abused, neglected, runaway, homeless, or emotionally disturbed youth. Provide a safe haven for children and youth who face these difficult and dangerous situations.
Intimate Partner Violence – services around the issues of domestic violence, teen dating violence, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. Programs provide community awareness, prevention education and survivor support to children, teens and adults through 24-hour crisis intervention, individual and group counseling and emergency shelter.
Mental Health and Psychiatric Services – services are for children or adolescents who need to be evaluated medically for a psychiatric disorder by a psychiatrist. Medication in conjunction with intensive outpatient services may be required to reduce or eliminate symptoms.
Prevention Services – programs teach children and youth skills that can help them handle multiple issues and specific problems such as alcohol and drug usage, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and suicide. In addition, services can help students learn skills in order to handle conflicts without violence.
Residential and Transitional Living Services – services aim to successfully support and reintegrate a young person from a homeless and hopeless arrangement into a safe living space with opportunities for developing independent life skills.
Respite – services offer emergency shelter and services for youth of families experiencing a crisis that increases the risk of child abuse or neglect. In addition to providing a safe haven for children, respite care workers may also work with parents to help them learn age-appropriate expectations and coping skills to deal with stress.
Substance Abuse – treatment services include assessments and evaluations, early interventions, educational groups, youth group counseling, individual counseling, group family therapy, family therapy, and aftercare services.
Suicide Prevention – school and community based programs to reduce stigma, increase awareness that suicide can be prevented and increase help-seeking attitudes and behaviors. Programs are available across the lifespan.
Teen Parenting; – services to unwed and teenage parents include developing parenting skills, help completing their education in order to gain employment, and obtaining adequate counseling and healthcare services to ensure that unwed and teen parents raise healthy children who are free from the risk of child abuse and neglect.