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Mar 30

Lakeview Center Opens New Children Services Building

(photo by Wesley Martin) Lakeview Center Chmn. of the Board  Britt Landrum makes address during the ribbon cutting of a new facility.

(photo by Wesley Martin) Lakeview Center Chmn. of the Board Britt Landrum makes address during the ribbon cutting of a new facility.

Children with special needs and services can now enjoy Pensacola’s Lakeview Center. Recently opened, Lakeview’s Children’s Services Center is equipped with the latest technology as well as state of the art accommodations.

Partially funded by the late Melba B. Meyers’ Trust, the services provided will help children with mental health and behavioral challenges.  This trust has long provided support for Lakeview’s services for children, making it one of the largest donors to the organization.

The 48,600 square foot facility is designed to have class rooms to accommodate six to seven students per instructor.

“We provide all levels of service for children in Escambia and Santa Rosa County,” said Edna Williams, director of Children’s Behavioral Health Services.  “Our goal is to keep children in a stress free environment.”

The new Children’s Services Center features many updated amenities including badge-access entries, built-in furnishings, classrooms with SMART Boards, child monitoring systems  and a Family Life Skills center equipped with modern kitchen appliances.

Additionally, the new building houses three floors:  The first floor has the reception area, and school operated by the Escambia County School District with clinical and therapeutic support from Lakeview Center.  The second floor houses the School Day Support, School Overlay, Children’s Case Management, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Counseling, Infant Mental Health, WRAP Team and Specialized Foster Care including the CHI”PS, CIRCLE  and Matrix program.  The third floor accommodates the Families First Network’s Escambia County Service Center, case management, adoptions, independent living, placements, and FFN Partner Agencies.

To learn more about Lakeview Center’s Children’s Services and Families First Network of Lakeview, visit: lakeviewcenter.org

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