First Capital Campaign for Mental Health Treatment Facility in GA is Successful with $4.8 Million raised

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Inner Harbour For Children & Families is the largest mental health treatment facility of its kind in the southeast. It will host a building dedication open house to celebrate the successful first ever capital campaign, which brought in $4.8 million.

Inner Harbour for Children and Families, a non-profit treatment center that provides behavioral health programs and educational services for children, will host its building dedication of its new Lakeview facility on Feb. 9, 2006 from 8-10 a.m. The celebration includes breakfast and tours.

Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Human Resources B.J. Walker and Juvenile Court Judge Peggy Walker are guest speakers at the celebration.

The Lakeview building, located on Inner Harbour’s Douglasville campus, was built to meet the growing demand for intensive psychiatric services. Judge Peggy Walker will speak on Inner Harbour’s role as a champion in providing services to troubled children and their families. Lakeview will become home to pre-adolescent boys and a co-ed adolescent program with various behavioral and cognitively challenged difficulties. The building includes common areas for living and dining, classrooms, therapy and conference rooms, staff offices, nurse’s station and residential space for on-site staff.

Turning Hurt into Hope was Inner Harbour’s first major capital campaign The original goal for the campaign was set at $3 million, building out the first floor of the two story building with plans to develop a second floor at a later date. Early in the campaign, the Woodruff Foundation challenged Inner Harbour with a $1 million grant to finish the building. Additionally, the Kresge Foundation challenged Inner Harbour to add enhancements, create a building maintenance fund and add dollars for programming.

“In the end, the campaign raised more than $4.8 million, meeting the challenges and exceeding our expectations,” said Cynthia Odom, vice president of Business Development for Inner Harbour.

Fundraising efforts were led by a committee of board members and community volunteers and supported by foundations, individuals and local businesses throughout the Douglasville and surrounding Atlanta areas.

“The dedication and hard work of everyone involved in this initiative was impressive, “ said Ron Scroggy, president and CEO of Inner Harbour. “Due to the generosity of our contributors, the community and volunteers, we now have a new facility that can house, treat and help more children in our community. We are excited about the dedication and opening of the building and look forward to positive results that will follow.”

About Inner Harbour for Children and Families

Headquartered in Douglasville, Inner Harbour for Children and Families is a leader in providing (non-profit) treatment (center) for troubled children and their families, helping those in Georgia and communities throughout the nation. Its primary service area is the 13 metro-Atlanta counties, including Fulton, Dekalb, Douglas and Cobb.

A safe haven for children and adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral difficulties, Inner Harbour works with patients to build upon their strengths and overcome life’s most difficult challenges. Inner Harbour’s range of programs and services are specifically tailored for patients’ needs. The programs include inpatient treatment, day treatment, community-based group homes, juvenile offender programs, after-school programs and an outpatient center. For more information on Inner Harbour for Children and Families, please visit


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