Funded Program(s)

Project Safe Space: Mental Health Services for Refugee and Immigrant Youth

2020-2022 Core Award - $435,000.00

Project Safe Space specializes in providing trauma-informed school-based mental health services to immigrant, refugee, and ELL children and youth between the ages of 5-19. Therapeutic services empower youth with self-regulation skills, healthier coping skills, and a better understanding of their emotions and needs. Services provided by the Project Safe Space team include comprehensive trauma-informed assessments, trauma-focused individual and group therapy utilizing somatic-based and EMDR interventions, limited caregiver/family support and case management supports for clients and their families, and trauma-informed professional development training and individualized coaching for partnering school staff. The project currently partners with schools in Ritenour, Bayless, Hazelwood, and Pattonville School Districts.