Grant from Variety – the Children’s Charity benefits Youth at Orchard Place

Grant from Variety – the Children’s Charity benefits Youth at Orchard Place

Better Sleep leads to Better Mental Health

Sleep matters, especially for youth with mental health concerns.

“On average, youth need anywhere from 8 to 12 hours of sleep,” said Orchard Place Mental Health Therapist Isabella North, tLMHC, CADC. “Without adequate sleep, ability to problem solve, focus, learn in school, and manage emotions can be significantly lessened.”

Orchard Place Campus is home to a highly regarded around the clock intensive mental health treatment program for youth ages 10 to 17. Youth receive multidisciplinary care, attend our Campus School, and benefit from many recreational and therapeutic activities. They live on Campus for an average of six months until they’re healthy enough to return to their homes and communities. This past year, 98% of youth successfully discharged to a lower level of care.

Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa provided a generous grant to support our Campus Furniture Campaign to help us make each bedroom on Campus a safe, cozy space for a child to get a good night’s sleep that is essential to their healing.

About Us  

Orchard Place is a leading Iowa nonprofit dedicated to helping youth with mental and/or behavioral health challenges.  Our mission is Developing Strong Futures.  In 2022, Orchard Place cared for 7,029 youth through inpatient, outpatient, and community-based programs. Our branches include Campus, Child Guidance Center, and PACE. To learn more about our programs and services including how to refer a youth, career and volunteer opportunities, or make a donation, please visit  

About Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa 

Variety - the Children’s Charity is dedicated to improving the lives of children who are underprivileged, at-risk, critically ill or living with special needs. Grant funding is provided to programs and initiatives that directly impact the well-being of children in our community.  

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