Seasons Center receives $1,200 American Legion grant

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Camp Autumn will be benefit from a $1,200 grant received by Seasons Center from the American Legion of Iowa Foundation to purchase a unique blend of therapy and skill development resources. (Photo submitted)

Seasons Center for Behavioral Health received a $1,200 grant from the American Legion of Iowa Foundation to purchase a unique blend of therapy and skill development resources for Camp Autumn, a therapeutic camp for children, located near Sutherland, in O’Brien County. Services began at Camp Autumn on June 5, with nearly 150 children participating in the first nine-week summer day camp session. Since that time, five additional special events have been offered at Camp Autumn, with nearly 150 children participating in these events.

“The activities offered at Camp Autumn are grounded in research that supports the positive benefits to be realized when children have access to nature and outdoor space,” said Christina Eggink-Postma, vice president of program coordination and compliance at Seasons. “Seasons is excited about the expanded opportunities that Camp Autumn has provided through therapeutic and other support services to children and their families.”

The American Legion of Iowa Foundation is a charitable entity whose focus is to serve local communities in various ways, including children and youth programs.

“Seasons is appreciative of the support by the American Legion of Iowa Foundation for this project,” said Kim Scorza, CEO and president at Seasons. “These clinical and skill development resources will be used to expand our Resource Library at Camp Autumn and will be used in working with children in individual and group settings for counseling, therapy, skill building and recreation/wellness activities.”

Seasons is a nonprofit organization and has been providing a broad range of psychiatric and behavioral health services to people and communities in northwest Iowa since 1959.

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