The High Point Center for Child Wellness has opened as the first youth-focused psychiatric services center of its kind located in the Triad region of North Carolina. The center will debut interiors professionally appointed by veteran designers Stephanie James and Patti Allen of High Point interior design firm, Allen and James Designs. Located at 208 Boulevard Street in High Point, the Center was made possible through a $1 million gift from Earl and Kitty Congdon and a $500,000 gift from the Foundation for Healthy High Point. The Allen and James design team was responsible for space planning, interior design services and coordination of furnishing and service donations to make the project possible.
“Working with Stephanie and her team at Allen and James Designs was wonderful,” said Tom Campbell, president and CEO of Family Service of the Piedmont. “I am very impressed, not only with their skill in terms of interior design, but also their generosity and commitment to creating a space that was warm, friendly and child-focused. Stephanie really embraced our vision for the children’s center – so much so that she recruited many of her connections within the industry to donate more than $100,000 in furniture, upholstery and artwork!”
The High Point Center for Child Wellness is a 6,000 square foot facility that is designed to provide psychiatric assessments, medication management, therapeutic services and case management. Each space within the center was dressed by the Allen and James team to reflect a pleasing, efficient and comfortable place for the children, their families and the professional caregivers as they work to improve the well-being of children across the Piedmont.
“It was an honor to help the Family Service of the Piedmont cares team with the design and furnishings for the new High Point Center of Child Wellness building and offices,” said James. “With the assistance of many incredible donors such as Tomlinson, which donated all furniture for the lobby, and TDI, that supplied all vinyl furnishings, we were able to bring a family-welcoming plan together. The Theater Arts Guild also provided artwork for the facility specifically selected to appeal to the children and family members. We are appreciative to all for their support.”
The High Point Center for Child Wellness is the first of its kind in the Triad and offers state-of-the-art, comprehensive psychiatric care for children and families who have no health insurance coverage or are on Medicaid. The center is prepared to initially serve 500 children a year. The space will accommodate administrative and intake staff, child therapists, case managers, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, and related medical professionals. A need was established as North Carolina ranks last of any state with 72 percent of the state’s children diagnosed with a mental illness and going without proper treatment.
For more information about Family Service of the Piedmont contact: 336-387-6161. For more information about Allen and James Designs, contact [email protected] or phone 336-886-3333.