A year ago we could not have imagined the twists that 2020 had in store for us. As the world changed and closed around us in the blink of an eye, Stevens stood strong. The essential employees of Stevens Treatment Programs have been incredibly resilient, adapting to the challenges this year has posed, while keeping the campus running and the children safe and well.
As we all struggle to make sense of this unprecedented time, we at Stevens adapt as we must. One of the ways this year has been different has been the necessity to use outdoor spaces for multiple purposes. Although we rest on the beautiful 26-acre Stevens’ estate, we were ill-prepared for the transition outdoors of virtually all in-person activities, events, family therapy and family visitation. A clear need for more outdoor, on-campus amenities was exposed.
On behalf of the Board and youth we serve, this year Stevens Treatment Programs requests your support with the 2020 Annual Appeal to allow us to enhance the outdoor space at Stevens. The money raised will be used to beautify outdoor spaces on campus, while also making them functional for myriad uses, safe, and beneficial. Stevens will develop our outdoor spaces in the following possible ways: build a patio that can be used as a gathering space; build a gazebo to provide shelter and a peaceful environment for families and small groups; purchase additional picnic tables to expand on outdoor visitation possibilities; and repair the pond area to enhance enjoyment of that beautiful resource.
From the Board, staff, and boys at Stevens, we wish you a very happy holiday and a new year filled with peace and joy.
Thank you for your generous support.