SOASTC gets grant - Daily Courieir

Date: June 17, 2011

The Daily Courier. 

The Southern Oregon Adolescent Study and Treatment Center, based in Grants Pass, has been awarded two grants from the Oregon, Community Foundation.

SOASTC received a $40,000 grant from the Reed and Carolee Walker Fund of the OCF to support the School Community Team expansion project in the Rogue River School District. It also received a $44,302 grant from the Regional Action Initiative for year two of the School Community Team mentorship project.

 SOASTC's School Community Team has been working in eight Three Rivers School District schools and four Rogue River schools over the past six years.  The School Community team helps students cope with a variety of issues and concerns that can impede them academically and socially.

The mentoring project is designed to establish long-term relationship with elementary age students who are at-risk for school problems.

“Volunteer mentors are trained to work with students to help them navigate through hard times,” said Laramie Michels SCT manager.

SOASTC is a mental health agency providing support and services to children and young adults age 4 through 24 in a variety of locations in Southern Oregon, with headquarters in Grants Pass. 

For more information about the School Community Team or SOASTC contact Mary Lynne DeRocher at (541)956-4943 ext. 1116.

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