THE NEXT CHAPTER IN HEALING FAMILIES & TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES BEGINS NOW.
Since 1858, Every Child’s Hope has been a leader in anticipating and meeting the needs of youth and their families. Our story has been centered on connecting people to resources that help them reach their fullest potential throughout life.
As the needs of the community and those we serve change, ECH continues to evolve. We are writing a new chapter in our Story of Hope that begins with transforming our Residential Treatment Program to a modern family-centered model of care and includes a new ECH Youth Development Center.
We invite you to join us as we help young people and their families find health, healing, and hope. It’s an incredible journey that has the power to restore individuals and lift up our region.
THE NEW ECH YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER IS A $6 MILLION INVESTMENT IN THE FUTURE OF OUR CHILDREN, FAMILIES, AND COMMUNITY.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO BUILD OUR STORY OF HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.
A FUTURE OF PUTTING HOPE ON A NEW PATH.
From an orphanage to a multi-service youth agency, our programs and services continue to evolve to care for our communityʼs most vulnerable youth and families.
The ECH Residential Treatment Program is a stand-out program that provides temporary refuge for youth to heal, learn, and develop new skills for their future.
The Vision for Our Residential Treatment Program
Our Residential Treatment Program continues to evolve to a trauma- informed and family-centered model of care to generate better outcomes, faster.
Help clients explore past traumatic experiences, build on strengths, develop resiliency and forge new directions for their lives.
Incorporate shared knowledge of leading-edge professionals.
An approach that embeds families into the care model so treatment happens at ECH and at home.
The transformation of our Residential Treatment Program will be a critical part of our story, but important changes are required for the model to be fully effective.
Most significantly, our residential facilities are outdated, inefficient, and insufficient in meeting the needs of youth and families. The next chapter in a new story of hope at ECH requires a “hub” facility, which will provide all necessary services in a single location. The new ECH Youth Development Center will serve as this hub.
It will be a hub of health, healing, and hope.
The New ECH Youth Development Center
The ECH Youth Development Center has been carefully designed to be far more than a building. Its design has been formed with our enhanced model of care in mind.
Together, as a facility and care model, this 18,000 square foot facility will accommodate short-term residential treatment for 30 youth while creating a new access point for hundreds of youth and families in our community.
The facility’s design will reduce stress and anxiety, improve treatment outcomes, and create a therapeutic positive environment for those receiving or giving care. It will be a short-term treatment facility that serves as the cornerstone to a transformational change in our overall care model.
Family Room Visits
Family engagement is crucial to a youth’s healing process and these areas provide private space for families to spend precious time together.
Hub of Care
The center will serve as the “hub” of health, healing and hope for youth in short-term residential treatment.
Natural Green & Safe Outdoor Spaces
Courtyards will provide safe and secure outdoor space for youth to enjoy the peacefulness of nature or playful activities with their families,
Individual rooms for up to 30 children at one time to sleep or relax and unwind in a private and secure space during their treatment.
The new Youth Development Center provides a healing environment with natural light and warm colors.
Youth Activity Room
Youth will enjoy natural light and spacious rooms for a variety of indoor group activities.
“Everything I experience in life has so much more meaning as a result of my involvement as a volunteer at ECH years ago. By looking beyond my own situation to help those most in need, especially children, ECH gave me the confidence and desire to pursue adoption later in life. And it’s been such a blessing.”
Marilyn Bush, Senior Vice President Bank of America Merrill Lynch Campaign Steering Committee Member, Donor
PLEDGES & GIVING OPTIONS
You pledge to (payable up to five years) provide financial support to the $6-million A Story of Hope Capital Campaign may fall into one of the following Giving Levels:
There are many ways to make your gift a lasting legacy for your family through naming opportunities available in the new facility. A member of our ECH Development Team will be happy to discuss the various naming opportunities or, explore new possibilities that best align with your interests.
Build a legacy. Planned gifts may allow you to retain income now while planning impactful contributions through your estate. Talk with an ECH Development Team member to explore these opportunities.
Giving to A Story of Hope Campaign offers opportunities for creating tribute gifts and pledges that can be made in memory of a loved one, or in honor of individuals, families or organizations.
In addition to making a one-time gift, you also can support the Campaign by making monthly contributions. These gifts can be made via automatic withdrawal from a checking account, credit or debit card and helps break your gift into manageable contributions over time.
Many corporations match the charitable contributions made by their employees. You might double or even triple your campaign gift by checking with your company’s human resources department to see if they participate in a matching gift program.
To discuss giving opportunities by phone, please contact the ECH Development Office at (314) 506-7332.