Programs & Classes

To become more involved in any program or to take a class please contact us.


Dads Mentoring Dads

Volunteer dads from the community who have completed the provided training are matched with struggling, local fathers to help provide support, share ideas, make connections with other available support, and serve as a role model. Dads commit to one year of at least monthly contacts.

Mentoring Makes A Difference

Mentoring works. It reduces substance use and delinquency while improving school performance. The Mentoring Makes a Difference Program provides an opportunity for a positive, caring adult, volunteer to meet with a matched child, ages 6-12, for one hour a week in a supervised, after school setting.

Project Northland

Alcohol use during early adolescence increases the likelihood of progression to heavy alcohol use and to the use of other illicit drugs. The influence of peers, family members, school, the media, and the community have been shown to play a critical role in promoting or discouraging alcohol use among teens. Project Northland uses grade-specific tasks, exercises, and activities in a variety of highly engaging, interactive formats to reach young people at an age when they are most likely to try alcohol. Because this program includes important community components, it can be effectively implemented by schools as well as by community programs.

Teen Outreach Program (TOP)

The Teen Outreach Program is provided in the St. James School District in coordination with the Phelps/Maries County Health Department. Caring and highly trained adult facilitators guide students through a unique combination of engaging curriculum and experiential community service that helps teens build strengths and hone social emotional skills proven to bolster success later in life. These skills include emotion management, empathy, teamwork, responsibility, initiative and problem solving.


Classes are provided by appointment with a licensed staff. The course contains four individual one-hour sessions. Each course is $120. Please contact the office or use the form to request an appointment.

Anger Management

Individualized anger management training/classes are provided through structured, multiple sessions with licensed staff.

Parent Education 

Individualized parent education classes are provided through a series of structured one on one training and discussion sessions.


Counseling for Kids and Parents

Short-term, counseling services are provided for students and parents. The service has been supported by the United Way since 1983