Human and social services
NCADA serves the City of St. Louis and six surrounding counties in eastern Missouri. We work to reduce or prevent the harms of alcohol and other drug use through education, intervention and advocacy. For individuals and families struggling with substance-related problems, we offer a confidential helpline, in-office assessments, and referrals to treatment. We also provide transitional counseling: a non-treatment approach to guide teens (and their caregivers) who’ve encountered some difficulties with substances. Last year, we worked with 77,000 students in over 280 area schools, delivering a variety of innovative prevention programs and youth leadership trainings that bring measurable, positive results. We work for comparable outcomes in communities by mobilizing coalitions and strengthening their efforts to address substance misuse in their neighborhoods. And we reach beyond our direct service area by advocating for responsible and effective laws that impact the field of addictive disorders - and the people of Missouri. For over 50 years, NCADA has been “the place to turn” for all matters related to alcohol and other drugs.
NCADA continues to pay the health insurance premium for full-time employees, as well as their life insurance and long-term disability premiums. We provide each employee (or immediate family member) five annual visits to an EAP counselor, at no charge. Each pay period, NCADA makes contributions to the retirement savings accounts of eligible employees. We cover staff's business-related mileage expenses, a great benefit to our prevention educators who travel to over 280 schools each year. We provide a training allowance that enables employees to continually improve their skills and keep current for certifications. We provide a generous amount of paid time off and an additional 100 hours for maternity/paternity leave. All staff have the option to participate in our vision and dental plans, and to establish a tax deferred annuity account immediately upon employment.