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The Villa campus opened in 1931 as a refuge and tool for vulnerable children. Capital improvements that promote accessibility, energy efficiency, and technology will ensure that it continues to evolve as a powerful resource for our programs. With 17 buildings and more than 250,000 square feet of space across 82 acres, upgrading our campus will increase our service capacity and allow us to meet the future needs of our campus.

WITH THE SUPPORT OF OUR DONORS, WE WILL:

Build a Youth Fitness Park

Outdoor activities and physical exercise serve a vital role in students’ cognitive, emotional, and social development. Our dynamic Learning and Therapy Garden, accessible playgrounds, and expansive green space give them access to safe, therapeutic experiences. On the north end of our campus, plans for a fitness playground dedicated to older youth include an outdoor basketball court, a walking track, gymnastics and motor skills equipment, and a shade pavilion for yoga and dance. This space would benefit more than 200 students each week and add new therapeutic options for our staff.

Perform critical repairs to preserve our historic buildings

Roof repairs, energy efficient windows, waterproofing, and other necessary restorations to our buildings will provide children and families the highest quality environment to learn, heal, and grow.

Upgrade operations technology to increase capacity for service

Every second counts when families come to the Villa in crisis. Increased efficiency and functionality of technology resources will enable us to more readily and accurately provide the best customized services to our clients and prepare to serve more people in the years to come.

Install sustainable air conditioning systems

The Villa’s largest and most challenging capital need is the replacement of aging air conditioning systems, currently in or near failure. Our student populations are especially sensitive to temperature changes, and fluctuations dramatically increase the number of serious behavioral incidents recorded by staff. Providing them with a more comfortable space will facilitate effective service delivery. We estimate an annual savings of $115,000 in energy and repair costs with the installation of new environmentally friendly systems.

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