About Pitch 4 Kidz


PITCH 4 KIDZ is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide integrative trauma treatment for children’s healing.


We are committed to providing exciting, age-appropriate programs aimed at teaching coping and communication skills for children living in families impacted by substance abuse/dependence and traumatic experiences.  We offer a safe, energetic, and professional environment that fosters education, healing, and skill building. We value the uniqueness of every child in our program. We believe that children deserve to be treated with dignity, respect, value, and worth. Ultimately, children deserve to be children.


PITCH 4 KIDZ strives to impart messages of strength and hope to families facing the disease of addiction and traumatic experiences as outlined in the ACES study. The program is designed to help children understand addiction and family trauma; and realize that these issues are not their fault. The program teaches that treatment and recovery addressing multiple challenges are possible; and that families can heal. The lessons and skills presented are geared toward building resilience, healthy communication, and social competence. By fostering honest communication shameful feelings are reduced and children are empowered.

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stacey_picStacey Beck, Executive Director, Co-Founder

Stacey Beck LAC, LASAC, became inspired to become a mental health counselor after the tragic loss of her husband, Major League baseball player, Rod Beck, to the disease of addiction in 2007. Stacey’s professional training in trauma and addictions, along with her personal experience, provides her with a unique perspective in her clinical approach to her work with children and families affected by addiction and adverse family dynamics. In addition to her role as Executive Director of PITCH 4 KDIZ, Stacey serves as a community advocate and educator and outpatient counselor. Her efforts maintain a special focus on empowering children and adolescents.

shellie-2Shellie Ruge, Program Director


Shellie’s personal childhood experiences of growing up in a home impacted by parental substance abuse fuels her mission to help other families. Shellie is a licensed professional counselor with special interest in trauma and family addiction. Her clinical trauma-focus has allowed her to identify special vulnerabilities in adult children of alcoholics, and help create a program to build resiliency in children experiencing addiction in their families. She also brings to the PITCH 4 KIDZ curriculum, a 25-year music education background that enhances communication skills, leadership skills, and emotional regulation skills taught in the program.