As we approach the holiday season and celebrate our blessings, it is important to remember to inspire hope and give back to those who need it most in our community.
In Florida, there are 181,000 children living with serious mental illnesses, and suicide remains the 3rd leading cause of death for ages 15-24. Mental illness is a silent but deadly force that continues to plague the young minds of our community. The most unfortunate part of this reality is that 55% of children needing mental health treatment are not receiving it – simply because they do not have access to the proper mental health services.
For this reason, CHI embarked on a monumental venture to construct the only free-standing Children’s Crisis Center in south Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. This 11,400-square-foot 24-hour in-patient facility will house a team of board-certified psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, and clinicians ready to provide personalized care to children up to 17 years old, regardless of their ability to pay.
You have the opportunity to donate and design a personalized brick for our Children’s Crisis Center ($250 4” x 8” or $400 8” x 8”). These bricks will be placed at the doorway of our center, so when a child and their family enter the facility, they will be welcomed by a multitude of names, surrounding them with hope and letting them know that they are not alone. Please note that if you want to include one of the stock symbols offered please click the option with stock symbol.
Watch the groundbreaking video and see how your donation makes a difference.