WHAT: Grand Opening and Dedication of the Devereux RTC Family Center.
WHEN: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Devereux RTC Campus, 6436 E. Sweetwater Avenue, Scottsdale.
WHO: Lane Barker, Executive Director of Devereux Arizona, Bob Zweig, D-backs Vice President of Information Technology & Chief Information Officer, Chris Brown, Superintendent-
Devereux Arizona’s Scottsdale RTC is a 48-bed facility that helps youth ages 5-17 with emotional, behavioral and/or substance abuse challenges learn skills to transition back to their families and communities. Family visits are encouraged to strengthen family support.Historically, the family visits have taken place in the campus cafeteria or other common areas. Diane Crerand, Director of Residential Programs, commented about the importance of family visits: “Having a place for families to spend time together and interact is crucial for our youth. The children need to know that they are supported by family and having a Family Center helps youth transition to less restrictive environments, teaching transferable skills in a more natural, home-like setting.”
The D-backs employees involved in the development of the Family Center include Bob Zweig, Alexa Luzecky and Daniel Ingold. “We visited the RTC and met with staff and some of the kids receiving services,” said Zweig. “As soon as we met with the kids, we knew we had to help them in some way. We thought what better way to help these youth, than with a home-like center specifically geared to help them get more comfortable during visits with family. It has been both inspiring and educational working on this project, especially since we’re doing this for the kids!”
In addition to the Arizona Diamondbacks, several other companies provided critical support through in-kind contributions for the design and installation of the Family Center, including Architectural Resource Team and McCarthy Building Companies with various partners. ART donated professional architectural design services and site planning. McCarthy Building Companies donated construction management work to install the building on-site.
“We can’t thank our generous donors enough,” said Lane Barker. “This would not have been possible without the Arizona Diamondbacks, McCarthy Building Companies, and ART.They were each thoughtful and supportive through every step of the process. They have taken care of everything. We are both thankful and thrilled that our youth, now and for years to come, can spend time with their families in a beautiful and comfortable home-like environment.”
The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation have raised and donated more than $37 million to the Arizona community since 1997. In addition, more than $10 million in tickets and autographed merchandise has been donated to non-profits, schools, auctions, and events. Devereux Arizona was chosen for this gift because of the organization’
Devereux is a 501(c)(3) non-profit behavioral health organization that supports many of the most underserved and vulnerable members of our communities. To learn more about Devereux Arizona call 480-998-2920.