|YouthTruth, Inc. provides mental health services, including treatment of co-occurring disorders, and substance abuse services to adolescents and adults in crisis throughout St. Tammany Parish.
Founded in March 2002, YouthTruth, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving the counseling needs of individuals and their families in St. Tammany Parish.
The specific purpose of this agency is to provide individual, group, and family therapy to all those who desire such services or, are mandated by the courts or other entities to receive these services. Further, it is our specific goal to effect change in the lives of our adolescent and adult populations by providing targeted therapy to individualized needs.
We utilize numerous interventions; e.g., community service, case management, group experiential therapy, individual and family therapy, psycho-education, educational enrichment, drug and alcohol counseling, and an intensive substance abuse outpatient to meet this goal.
Program fees are based on a sliding scale; funding is available for treatment for those who meet eligibility. However, it is mandatory for parents or caregivers to attend the Parent Education and weekly Multi-Family groups in our adolescent programs. It is important to encourage your child to attend the program and attain their specific treatment goals.
YouthTruth is staffed by social workers, counselors, family therapists, substance abuse counselors, certified teachers, and recreational therapists. The treatment team is dedicated to helping individuals and their families navigate through all aspects of therapy.
Therapy sessions with a clinical staff member are “privileged” communication, and information from such sessions is not released without the client’s written consent. Confidentiality will be broken in cases of suicidal or homicidal intent, and child or elder abuse, as mandated by law.
Letter from the CEO ...
I would like to invite you to become a partner of YouthTruth, Inc., a unique counseling organization committed to changing lives in St. Tammany Parish.
In March of 2002, YouthTruth, Inc. was founded with a basic philosophy of truth and is dedicated to facilitating positive change in the lives of others through the belief that all individuals inherently have a role in the community we call home. YouthTruth, Inc. was founded with the goal of serving the needs of at-risk youth with ideals resounding in the principle that troubled individuals may be empow-ered to overcome adversity and angst,
through therapy and education to peacefully, lawfully, and productively co-exist in our community. Our success with adolescents is largely due to the “teen friendly” environment which empowers youth to become proactive in their own change process. They are given the insight that they are the pilot in this process and YouthTruth serves as a navigational instrument in leading them to their destination of success.
As a result of limited mental health resources due to Hurricane Katrina, YouthTruth began treating adults. Truth Services was born and began serving the clinical needs of adults in 2005 and has continued growth in this population each year. The common threads of lack of insight, limited support systems, and resistance to change are evident in our adult population as with our adolescent population.
With your support , as with the support of the community, our qualified staff of professionals can assist in meeting the difficult needs of the citizens of our community. Thank you for your consideration in becoming a valued partner of YouthTruth, Inc. With your help, our services will continue to be a vital part of change in the communities of St. Tammany Parish.
Christopher Russell, CEO
Please Join Truth 180° (formerly YouthTruth, Inc.)
West St. Tammany Expansion
Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting
DATE: November 12, 2008
TIME: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
LOCATION: 2401 North Highway 190, Suite 105, Covington LA
MORE: Ribbon Cutting by West St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce
Refreshments will be served