Veteran designers Stephanie James and Patti Allen of High Point interior design firm, Allen and James Designs, have recently been tapped to undertake the complete design of the High Point Center for Child Wellness set to open in 2020.
The center, that will be located at 208 Boulevard Street in High Point, has been 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 will be responsible for space planning and interior design of all areas within the property. As the first of its kind in the Triad, the High Point Center for Child Wellness will provide services to children and families including psychiatric assessments, medication management, therapeutic services and case management.
“We are thrilled to have been chosen by Family Services of the Piedmont to work with all parties adding our expertise to the design of this facility,” said James, co-owner, Allen and James Designs. “We look to creating a pleasing, efficient and comfortable space for the children, their families and the professional caregivers as they work to improve the well-being of children across the Piedmont.”
The center will be the first of its kind in the Triad and offer state-of-the-art, comprehensive psychiatric care for children and families who have no health insurance coverage or are on Medicaid. The center is expected 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.
Furnishing industry manufacturers already have made substantial donations to the interiors of the facility including Tomlinson Furniture and TDI. All furniture in the lobby is being donated by Tomlinson with TDI supplying all vinyl furnishings in the lobby. The Theater Arts Guild has agreed to provide artwork for the facility that will appeal to the children and family members.