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Health Support Services (SAMHSA Projects)

Substance misuse prevention and care

Health support services for young African American men 18-29 years old who are at risk for substance misuse, mental health issues, and HIV acquisition

  • Health support services is a multiple-tiered program that uses substance misuse and STD prevention strategies which are in concert with substance abuse treatment and counseling to change the behavior of at risk 18-29 African American young men.
  • The program addresses the needs of the population of focus from a culturally sensitive perspective
  • The population focus benefits from the program having a variety choices to address substance use, STD risks, and mental health. They care about the program because it is free, accessible, and appropriate for their immediate needs.
  • The program is for young African American men 18-29. The only criteria for the population of focus to participate is that they are young African American men 18-29 who are at risk for substance misuse and/or HIV infection and may need substance misuse treatment
  • Most program activities takes place at SAFE: A Rustin’s Place (a drop-in center) 3533 Dunn Road, Suite 228, Florissant, MO 63033. Perspective clients should call the Project Coordinator at 314-695-5188
  • The application/enrollment process entail completing an enrollment application and assessment surveys. There are incentives given for completion of survey forms.
  • There are no costs for participation.
  • English is the language the program is delivered in.

Participants should contact Dr. Benjamin Wood, MD.  Director Substance Misuse and behavioral Health Services at 314-684-2829 or email: benjamin@minorityhealthstl.org

Referrals from other programs can be made by contacting the Director of Substance Misuse and Behavioral Health Services.

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Suite 228
Florissant, MO 63033

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