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What are preventive services?

Preventive services are intensive, in-home services designed to keep teens in their homes, in school, and out of foster care.

How can families participate?

  • Most families in UBA’s MST-SA program are referred by New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS).
  • Families already working with ACS can request to receive services from UBA.
  • We also welcome families to contact us directly to obtain more information about services.

Who can benefit from the program?

The program provides intensive in-home preventive services to Bronx residents. If you are the parent or guardian of an adolescent aged 12-17 who engages in problem behaviors such as substance abuse, academic problems, truancy, not following rules, aggression, or criminal behaviors, you may benefit from MST-SA.

Where are the services provided?

UBA is located at 334 East 148th Street in the Hub section of the South Bronx conveniently located near public transportation. Nevertheless, we deliver services in the home of our program participants.

What is the length of treatment?

Services are typically provided for a period of 3-5 months, but vary depending on a family’s need.

Why should a family participate in the Teen Specialized Preventive Program MST-SA?

The program provides the necessary tools and support for families struggling with adolescent substance use and abuse, juvenile delinquency, and mental health problems. MST-SA helps families stay together, become self-reliant, and achieve their goals.

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