Children suffering with mental illness are often hidden from view because of social stigma, misconceptions, shame and lack of adequate health care.
Our children need help. Each day, young people suffer without adequate mental health services. The Young Minds Project is a collaborative effort designed to provide a new level of resources and treatment to the youth of Central Illinois. Together, we can reshape the mental healthcare landscape and create a brighter future for our children.
The Young Minds
The Young Minds Project is more than a plan for a building. It is a plan inspired by the combined goals of local behavioral health service providers. Born out of necessity and designed with great care, the Young Minds Project presents a solution to a serious problem.
"We will only be able to solve the behavioral health crisis by taking action."
Keith Knepp, M.D.
President and CEO
UnityPoint Health - Central Illinois
TOGETHER, WE CAN CHANGE EVEN MORE LIVES
Everywhere in Central Illinois, there are children in crisis. The Young Minds Project recognizes the need for improvements in adolescent mental health care. To learn more about the growing mental health concerns within our community, click the button below.
Read about children who have benefitted from mental health services. We want to make every story a success story.
Not all vulnerable children have received the treatment they require. These stories could have been different through intervention.
Goals and Plans
The Young Minds Project will create an innovative space that will feature cutting-edge technology and resources. To achieve our goals, we have created a budget and a community funding goal. For more on how we intend to use our funding, visit our 'Financial Need' page.
Under One Roof
Our centralized hub will act as a one-stop care facility for children and adolescents. With: innovative therapy options, dedicated wings and units, and inviting spaces, our center will become a top name in adolescent mental health care.
To learn about our innovative floor plan, visit the link below. There you will see a depiction of the intended facility layout.
Our Vision for the
We are committed to our vision. Looking ahead, we foresee an abundance of success stories. Take a glimpse into the not-too-distant future when you read about our collective vision.
THE PROJECT’S BUDGET IS $24 MILLION WITH A GOAL TO RAISE $12 MILLION THROUGH COMMUNITY PHILANTHROPIC SUPPORT.
“The UnityPoint Health - Central Illinois
Foundation is committed to seeing that
children get the care that they need in every
Jenna Cicciarelli-Wiesner, Chair
UnityPoint Health - Central
Illinois Foundation Board
For the Community, By the Community
We have a great need for community support. To find out how you can play a role in helping children across our area, visit the link before. Together, we can make a positive impact on our kids.