Capital Campaign

Responding to a NEW Need:

CCYSB has experienced serious growth and increased needs for services and new programs over the past 13 years at Kate Wagner Road.  Some of our programs are unable to perform at maximum efficiency and are unable to expand due to insufficient physical space.  In October of 2021, CCYSB received a $35,000 Community Development Block Grant from the Board of County Commissioners to pay for a feasibility study for construction of a $10,000 foot addition onto our current facility! The proposed project will address the current insufficient space for the Carroll County Youth Service Bureau’s Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), Connecting Youth (CY) and Family Engagement (FE) programs to operate at maximum efficiency. ACT serves those individuals with severe and persistent mental health illnesses who require intensive wrap-around services to keep community placement. CY serves disconnected youth between the ages of 16-24 who, in addition to struggling with their mental health, may be unemployed, not in school, and/or homeless while FE serves youth involved with the Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) who exhibit significant mental health needs. Additional space equates to not only more people served, but also to more services themselves such as the ability to operate a Mobile Treatment program, increasing availability in the outpatient clinic, as well increasing the number of groups for all three programs. Furthermore, the additional space will allow CCYSB to employ the “one-stop-shop” concept for clients in that they will be able to receive a full array of services (i.e., cloth laundering, personal hygiene, employment assistance, etc.) in one location, enabling them to benefit from a true continuum of care model. The outcomes for these struggling populations will be improved in that they will have experience a betterment in their mental health symptoms, ultimately living fuller and more productive lives.

I’m excited to be here for the next stage of CCYSB’s expansion that will pave the way for continued growth in the indispensable services the agency provides for the community!

Patrick Scheper, CCYSB Board President