Youth Diversion Program

Youth Diversion Program

Youth Diversion Program

The One Hope United Youth Diversion Program provides community-based counseling to youth at risk of out-of-home placement because of incorrigible behavior, including runaway and truancy situations. The in-home services are child-centered but family-focused.

Services Offered

Supportive services are provided to youth/families over a period of 3 – 6 months and consist of, but are not limited to, the following: Caseworkers perform a comprehensive risk and needs assessment before developing an individualized treatment plan. Caseworkers facilitate solution-based in-home weekly family meetings, collaboration networking and advocacy for early intervention and referral clients to community resources, parent education, crisis intervention and advocacy.

Who is Eligible?

The Youth Diversion Program is available to youth ages 10–17 who reside in St. Louis City. Youth referred should be able to communicate and relate on an 8- to 12-year-old intellectual and social level. Significantly impaired adolescents or those with histories of psychotic episodes may be referred to more appropriate treatment alternatives.


There is no cost to families referred under public contracts; however, fees will be assessed on a sliding scale to individuals requesting services outside of these contracts.

Making a Referral

One Hope United accepts referrals from parents, the St. Louis City Family Court and the Missouri Department of Social Services – Children’s Division.

Download a referral form.

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