Wyman Awarded Funding from St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund for Work with Area Teens

May 24, 2023

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Wyman Awarded Funding from St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund for Work with Area Teens

Eureka, MO – St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund (CSF) has awarded Wyman $1,481,571 to support mental and behavioral health services for children and families in St. Louis County. The funding will be used to support Wyman’s mission of empowering teens from economically disadvantaged circumstances to lead successful live and build strong communities.

“Wyman is honored to receive the support of St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund for our work with area teens,” said Claire Wyneken, Wyman’s President & CEO. “Over the past 125 years, Wyman has evolved, but our belief in the power of teens has not changed. This funding will help us continue to serve current and future generations of St. Louis County teens during this critical time of their development and lives.”

As a funded partner of CSF, Wyman joins an integrated network of partners who share a commitment to providing quality services and programs to the children and families of St. Louis County. CSF invests in local nonprofits and governmental entities that provide mental and behavioral health services, substance use treatment, and prevention services for kids and families in St. Louis County through a voter-approved quarter-cent sales tax.

About Wyman & CSF
For 125 years, Wyman has believed in the power of teens. Through our proven programs, Wyman impacts more than 29,000 young people annually. Wyman teens are confident, motivated, and connected to their communities. They graduate from high school at higher rates than their peers, aware of the opportunities available to them. Wyman staff are experts in working with teens, empowering them to build new skills and be their best selves. Wyman is a local organization with a national impact, training adults across the country to provide meaningful experiences for young people. Learn more: www.WymanCenter.org.

For more information on CSF, their partner organizations, or how to get involved in their funding process, visit stlcsf.org or their interactive “Find a Service” map tool https://stlcsf.org/find-a- service/. For an immediate mental or behavioral health need or crisis, please call 988 or Behavioral Health Response’s Youth Connection Helpline at 314-819-8802 or visit bhrstl.org.