About True North

Who We Are

True North Student Assistance and Treatment Services provides comprehensive behavioral health services to school-aged students. We are a service of Capital Region ESD 113 in Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston counties. True North is certified by the Department of Health as a provider for outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment services.

Our Vision

We believe every young person has a chance for a better life. We reduce barriers to success and to make it easier for students and families to access services.

True North provides:

  • Prevention - Help for students and families to make healthy choices.
  • Intervention - Formal response to behavioral health disorders that leads to better choices and behaviors.
  • Treatment - Structured and individualized process guided by a plan to address addiction.
  • Recovery Support - Ongoing help, reinforcement, and case management for youth who are attempting to maintain a recovery lifestyle.

True North helps students make the connection between risky behavior and negative outcomes. Our goal is to create a climate that allows students to:

  • Discover current behaviors that may be harmful.
  • Explore a variety of scenarios and options.
  • Experience success in life decisions.

Our Mission

True North makes a difference by:

  • Guiding students, families, and schools through difficult choices and decisions regarding violence, substance abuse, and mental health issues.
  • Enriching our school districts by working together to create safe and drug-free environments for learning and teaching.
  • Increasing knowledge and awareness of mental well-being, to build strong systems of support.
  • Raising awareness of the harmful effects of substance abuse for students, families, schools, businesses, and communities.