“Growing to Serve More” – Capital Campaign – Phase 2
DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT – DONATE BY JUNE 30, 2019
All donations up to the first $30,000 will be match dollar for dollar by a matching grant made by the generosity of the NKC Family Foundation.
SamaraCare is entering the 2nd phase of its Growing to Serve More expansion campaign to secure gifts and pledges up to $100,000 to meet our campaign goal of $450,000. To date, we have raised approximately $350,000 or 77% of the campaign goal. Funds raised by the campaign will be used to pay-off construction-related debt associated with the recent building expansion project. This in turn, will free up financial resources so that we can allocate more funds to our Mental Health Access Program that provides fee subsidies for individuals and families with limited financial resources to afford care as well as hire additional counselors with experience working with children/adolescents and older adults.
The project was conceived following the closure of a medical practice tenant in the Naperville counseling center building owned by SamaraCare. The additional space afforded SamaraCare with the opportunity to expand services to meet the increasing mental health care needs of two specific populations: children/adolescents and older adults. The construction project commenced in June 2018 and was largely completed in December 2018. During 2019, interior design elements will be undertaken, including new furnishings, as well as branding and signage. The new and reconfigured space includes the following:
- 4 new Child and Adolescent Counseling Offices
- 1 new Children’s Viewing and Play Therapy Room
- 1 new Group Therapy and Community Education Room
- An expanded and welcoming waiting room
- Additional administrative space and an enclosed vestibule.
- Reconfiguration and remodeling of existing office space.
As part of its mission, SamaraCare believes mental health treatment should be available to anyone who needs it, regardless of their ability to pay. SamaraCare is working to address the challenge of meeting the unmet mental health needs of vulnerable adolescents/ children and older adults throughout DuPage, Kane and Will Counties by expanding its counseling staff to serve an additional 360 children and 220 seniors. Many of these clients, who could not previously access nor afford care, will be eligible for fee subsidy support offered by the Mental Health Access Program. The organization will be hiring several more counselors, as well a child psychologist, with educational backgrounds and clinical expertise with these respective populations.
The 2nd phase of the expansion campaign will be an abbreviated campaign to tie in with the maturity of our construction note and existing mortgage. We recognize that some of our donors have given to the initial campaign and we thank you for your support. However, we ask all of our donors and supporters to consider gifts outside of your annual giving in order to meet our campaign goal. All donation will also be matched up to the first $30,000 raised by the NKC Family Foundation. Please carefully consider a gift that fits your budget. You can make a difference in helping two of our most vulnerable populations, children and older adults.
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Donor Wall Recognition
All donors contributing gifts at the minimum levels (from both the initial and 2nd phase capital campaign) will have their names inscribed on a donor wall located in the reception area of the Naperville counseling center building. Anonymous gifts will be recognized as such. The donor wall will remain on view for so long as the facility endures.
Questions, contact Bill Peterson, Director of Development at 630-357-2456 ext. 22 or at email@example.com