School-Based Services

A home away from home.

In three local high schools and two middle schools, we have full-time staff and our own spaces that don’t feel like school.

  • At first, kids often just come to play video games or foosball after school, when they have nowhere else to hang out that’s safe and welcoming.
  • Many decide to join our groups on homework help and S.A.T. prep. Others trust us enough to tackle challenges like safe sex, dating violence, LGBTQ peer support, bereavement, and more.
  • Teens who have never hiked in a State Park or been to a Broadway show; we take them there.
  • When they have a crisis or loss at home, they come to our licensed mental health clinicians. When a teacher or another student hears of a suicide threat, they bring the youth to us. So sometimes, we literally save lives.

These programs include:

  • The Den at Bloomfield HS
  • The Hub at Maplewood MS
  • The Loft at Columbia HS
  • The Space at Orange HS
  • The Zone at Orange Preparatory Academy