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SavingTeens Partners with Second Nature Blue Ridge to Help a Family in Need

May 20, 2015 – SavingTeens in Crisis Collaborative (SavingTeens) is excited to announce another successful team effort to support a family in crisis. Incredible partnerships, caring professionals and generous donations make it possible for us to lead adolescents like these towards wellness.

The young woman was referred to SavingTeens through the pro-bono support of Shay Butts, an educational consultant and at the recommendation of SpringRidge Academy. The fifteen year old and her brother were adopted by their parents when she was seven. She continues to struggle with the trauma, abuse and neglect of her early life.

After an initial placement at SpringRidge Academy, it has been determined that this young woman will be best served at a Outdoor Behavioral Health facility. SavingTeens helped secure a generous scholarship to Second Nature Blue Ridge for this young woman. Upon completion of her program at Second Nature Blue Ridge, she will return to SpringRidge to continue her treatment. SavingTeens will be joining these two programs, who have offered significant discounts, and the pro-bono educational consultant by providing funds for this struggling family. It truly does take a village to help a child.

Devan Glissmeyer, Ph.D. Founder and Partner of Second Nature states, “Second Nature Therapeutic Programs and Second Nature Blue Ridge are pleased to support the mission of SavingTeens and this recent scholarship for a Blue Ridge student.”

SavingTeens remains deeply thankful for the continued generosity of the therapeutic community as supporting these families requires a true community effort. For more information on our work, or to partner with SavingTeens, please contact us at: c.weatherhead@savingteens.org.

About Second Nature Blue Ridge: Second Nature is a clinically sophisticated wilderness therapy program and was founded on the idea that troubled teens and their families deserve quality clinical treatment, combined with sensitivity and compassion.

About Spring Ridge Academy: Spring Ridge Academy is an all-girl, therapeutic boarding school serving students ages 13-17 in grades 9-12. Spring Ridge combines an empowering emotional growth program with a sophisticated therapeutic approach and a rigorous college prep curriculum. The entire family is included in the process, creating an atmosphere of change, collaboration and hope.

About SavingTeens: SavingTeens In Crisis Collaborative is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in April 2004 to assist troubled teens and their families struggling with substance abuse and other emotional issues.

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

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