Navosâ€™ CEO David Johnson leads a tour of the new campus with members of the Lake Burien Shore Club.[/caption] Navos showed off the new Behavioral Healthcare Center for Children, Youth & Families being constructed on its Lake Burien campus, which is scheduled to open Oct. 23. “Through this project, we will integrate and expand services for vulnerable youth and families by bringing together programs provided by Navos and our partners, the Ruth Dykeman Childrenâ€™s Center and Seattle Childrenâ€™s Home,” they said in a statement. The center will provide programs for young children, school-aged youth, teens, young adults and families in South King County, and create a safe, therapeutic environment where children who have suffered abuse, neglect and other significant traumas receive the treatment and support they need to heal. The 7.5-acre campus will include space for outpatient programs for youth and families, housing and support services for young adults transitioning from foster care to independence, inpatient and residential treatment programs for children and teens, a primary care clinic, a school for youth in residential treatment, outdoor recreation areas, space for other youth service providers, and studios for adjunctive therapies including art, dance and music. “The natural setting on Lake Burien and a comprehensive continuum of services will provide a protected sanctuary for healing and hope,” they added. Here are some pics of the construction progress courtesy Navos: [caption id="attachment_75875" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Six new cottages will provide a home-like setting for children and teens with serious mental and emotional issues who are being served through our residential programs.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_75876" align="aligncenter" width="490"] The new Outpatient Building will be home to outpatient programs including individual and family therapy, drug and alcohol assessment and treatment, crisis intervention, support groups, and behavioral support for youth with developmental disabilities. It will include a primary care clinic to ensure that our youngest clients receive preventative and regular medical care.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_75877" align="aligncenter" width="490"] A new program, Independence Bridge, will provide housing and support services for young adults 18-24-year olds aging out of foster care and at risk of homelessness. Independence Bridge will provide affordable, stable housing and access to a range of individualized support services including mental health services, chemical dependency treatment, primary medical care, employment services, educational support, life skills mentoring, financial planning, legal advocacy and peer support, giving them a strong foundation for their independent adult lives.[/caption] Also, Navos will be holding a grand opening on Oct. 23: For more info, visit http://navos.org.]]>
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