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PILLAR is a non-profit mental health organization whose goal is to reduce suicide, bullying incidents, substance abuse/use behaviors, and increase access to mental health care services.
PILLAR was founded in 2010 to service the youth of the community of Laredo and surrounding areas who are victims of bullying, have attempted suicide, or are struggling with suicidal thoughts. PILLAR promotes the health and well-being of people from diverse communities by furthering effective suicide and bullying prevention through collaborative activities and information sharing in order to ensure individual growth, personal success, saving lives and advancing the respect for human life. PILLAR provides a safe, nurturing and non-discriminatory environment where people experiencing emotional trauma due to bullying/victimization from others or suicidal ideations can seek supportive services to reduce the negative impact of these circumstances.
Call our 24-hour hotline 956-723-7457
At PILLAR, we take care to provide our customers high quality services personalized for their unique needs. We are available service the community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our staff members are professional, courteous and efficient.
We provide a variety of services including:
Counseling - Depending on the individual needs of our clients, PILLAR counseling sessions will reflect either individual or group counseling sessions. Each session is confidential and any information regarding the client will be kept solely for record keeping and will not be distributed to third party organizations.
Community Engagement - PILLAR as an organization strives to engage the community via workshops and/or presentations throughout the community of Laredo. The workshops and/or presentations are geared to help reduce the incidence of bullying and suicide. The community engagement also serves to promote awareness of the increasing numbers of bullying and suicide amongst the young population and to ensure that victims know who they can turn to in a time of need.
Resource Center - PILLAR has an established resource center where youth and families can have access to books and videos that focus on bringing families together and reducing the incidence of youth suicide.
Crisis Intervention - Although PILLAR office hours have a set schedule, PILLAR does understand that a crisis may happen at any time day or night. As a result, PILLAR has created its own "Crisis Intervention Hotline" that is available 24/7. The number is the same as the PILLAR office number (956) 723-7457 and your call will always be answered.
If you have any question concerning our services, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our friendly staff will help find the best solutions for you and guide you in the right direction.
HIV Rapid Testing/Confirmation HIV Testing/Medical HIV Services -
PILLAR partners with the City of Laredo Health Department, to provide the following:
1. Free HIV Rapid Testing
2. Free confirmation HIV Testing
3. Linkage to HIV medical care/services
4. All results are confidential
5. Access to effective community mobilization and HIV prevention strategies
Other Structured Activities -
1. Youth Socialization Group (At the Table) every Monday 5pm-6:30pm
2. Female Youth Life-skills Group (ages 10-12) every Saturday 12pm-2pm