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Another Child Given a Second Chance by SavingTeens

SavingTeens in Crisis Collaborative (SavingTeens) announced its most recent scholarship award this week. The family involved has received pro-bono guidance from SavingTeens professional volunteers, and a generous scholarship to WinGate Wilderness Therapy.

SavingTeens received the application for help from the family on March 6th, 2014. The professional volunteers affiliated with SavingTeens conducted an evaluation of the adolescent’s behavior, and the family’s financial circumstances for their appropriateness. Matching the family’s needs with WinGate’s offer of a scholarship facilitated the young man’s admission to WinGate March 16th.

“We are proud to have helped place this young man in the appropriate program, and facilitate the matching of scholarship funding with a family in need”commented John Reuben, President and Founder of SavingTeens. “It is another example of our collaboration with therapeutic schools and programs to assist families who would not otherwise have access to such interventions.”

The adolescent in this case had not been attending school, was using drugs and alcohol, and showing oppositional behaviors. He was living with friends, and had become impossible for his mother to control. She found SavingTeens through the SavingTeens website, www.savingteens.org.

WinGate joins the growing list of programs and schools who have partnered with SavingTeens, including: Second Nature, Montcalm School, The Family Foundation School, Open Sky Wilderness Therapy, Echo Springs Transition Study Center, Visions Adolescent Treatment Center, Westchester Family Academy, Building Bridges, Stone Mountain School, Aspen Ranch.

In addition, the SavingTeens network of volunteer education consultants who have graciously donated their services continues to expand, with Denni David Associates assisting this new family. Previous scholarship recipients have been supported pro-bono by Educational Directions Inc, The Goldberg Center for Educational Planning, TAG Counseling, and Woodbury Reports Inc.

 

About WinGate Wilderness Therapy WinGate is a wilderness therapy program designed to assist troubled teens ages 13 to 17. WinGate is licensed by the State of Utah as an Outdoor Therapeutic Program, and is a member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP).

About SavingTeens 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.

Learn more at www.savingteens.org, or contact Carrie Weatherhead, LCSW; Director of Development, 617-605-5827, c.weatherhead@savingteens.org.

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