SavingTeens was founded in 2004 by a parent, John Reuben, while both of his sons were in residential treatment. The cost was exorbitant and enrollment was only possible by withdrawing money from his
retirement savings account. “I met families with troubled kids who did not have any resources. They had mortgaged their homes and spent their 401ks. I saw a great need for an organization that could work with these expensive programs to make their services accessible to low to middle-class families.” John Reuben Influenced by these families, John, with the help of therapeutic professionals, family and friends formed this life-saving organization.