Bellefaire is creating an Inpatient Pediatric Psychiatric Unit on their campus to continue to meet the needs of our community. This unit will address a critical shortage of pediatric psychiatric beds in Cuyahoga County, and importantly, it will have the capacity to serve youth on the autism spectrum – a population for whom crisis placement is woefully insufficient. With your help and support, Bellefaire’s new Inpatient Pediatric Psychiatric unit will:
· Treat children and adolescents ages 6-22
· Operate with a high staff-to-client ratio on a 24/7 basis
· Fill a critical need by increasing pediatric bed capacity in Cuyahoga County by 50%
· Serve youth with dual diagnoses
· Serve 1,500 youth each year once fully operational
Of course, it is no surprise that this is not the first time in its 150 year history that Bellefaire has stepped forward on behalf of children and families – from creating a school for children with Autism when none existed in our community, to developing a Wellness Center on their campus to ensure dental and medical offices are available that can provide care for children with autism and other specialized needs, Bellefaire has been there. The pediatric psychiatric unit they are developing is no exception, as Bellefaire is once again working to bring a vitally needed resource to our community.
Today, we ask that you consider a contribution to Bellefaire to support them in providing these essential services to the children and families in our community who need us the most. Collectively, the goal is to raise $100,000, with funds being directed towards Bellefaire Capital Campaign: Here Now Always, to help support projects including the Inpatient Pediatric Psychiatric Unit. Your donation, no matter the size, makes a difference in a child’s life.
We hope that you will consider joining us in helping Bellefaire bring this vitally needed resource to our community. Thank you for your support and consideration.
To learn more about Bellefaire JCB’s Capital Campaign: Here Now Always, please visit: http://bellefairejcb.org/capital-campaign/