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Recently, some individuals shared powerful stories about how STARS has made an impact on their lives. It is humbling to have such an effect on these individuals’ lives.

Story #1

“I like the fact that when you need someone to talk about ‘hard’ times you can talk to the STARS counselor.  I like that you can talk about your feelings…  I can now tell some people what is on my mind.  I am more open to people than when I started STARS. I was like a locked gate with no key but now I am a door with the handle turned. All you have to do is give a little push and I will somewhat open up.

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Local to Middle Tennessee?

Great news! STARS offers education tools to help you, your organization, school, peers, and young children know how they can be advocates for bullying prevention, providing prevention, intervention and treatment services addressing bullying, substance abuse, violence, and social and emotional barriers to success.

Check out our different programs that are geared toward a variety of age groups:

Student Assistant Program

Kids On The Block: K -8th

Services for Students Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Move2Stand: 9th-12th

Adult Trainings

STARS Youth Overcoming Drug Abuse (YODA) program located in Nashville, TN provides compassionate care for adolescents and young adults with substance use and co-occurring disorders. YODA provides free treatment services to youth ages 13-18 who are uninsured or have insurance that will not pay for treatment.

Visit us at the Youth Opportunity Center 1704 Charlotte Ave Nashville, TN 37203 or visit our website 

For referral & intake call our confidential line: (615) 983-6809

National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)