Boys & Girls Town of Missouri’s St. Louis center won a $15,000 grant from
the Daughters of Charity Healthcare Foundation of St. Louis. The center will use
the funds to expand its group therapy program called Healthy Alternatives for
children in St. Louis. The treatment program is designed to help youth identify
behavior that is self-defeating and to develop responses that are healthy, both
mentally and physically. Children meet weekly to address topics including
substance abuse, sexual abuse, sexual issues, body image and nutrition.
The Daughters of Charity Healthcare Foundation of St. Louis funds programs
primarily focused on dental services, seniors living independently, and child
abuse and neglect prevention. Boys & Girls Town of Missouri provides
programs and services for children with emotional and behavioral problems. [St.
Louis Business Journal]