Place, mental health experts for Iowa’s children, is proud to announce it has
received funding to complete an electronic security system at the Campus location. This will provide an enhanced level of
security for the 300 residents, staff, teachers, families and business
associates at the Campus location.
four residential facilities, a large office and recreational building, clinical
offices and a school located on the Orchard Place Campus, providing a secure
environment is a critically important issue,” said Nancy Bobo, Vice President
of Development at Orchard Place. “It is wonderful when great organizations come
together to help meet ongoing improvements to our facilities.
totaling $110,000 to complete the project came from Sammons Financial Group
(our lead donor,) Variety of Iowa – The Children’s Charity, the W.T. and Edna
M. Dahl Trust, the Polk County Betterment Program, and Prairie Meadows.
very nature of the work being done at Orchard Place brings with it inherent
safety risks from high-risk clients, family members and others. The new electronic security system will
reduce the risk of unauthorized entry and provide better control should a
crisis situation occur.
About Orchard Place:
Orchard Place is Des Moines’ oldest charity providing mental
health treatment and expertise serving Iowa’s kids. Our inpatient, outpatient
and community programs annually serve more than 10,000 children from birth to
age 22. Four operating divisions are
included in the Orchard Place umbrella of services: Child Guidance Center,
Orchard Place Campus, PACE Juvenile Center and the Integrated Health
Program. More information can be found
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Bagby, Associate VP of Sales Administration (coral); Don Lyons, CFO;
Esfandyar Dinshaw, President and CEO, Sammons Financial Group, Nancy Bobo, VP
of Development, Orchard Place; Mandy Schwartz, Director of Individual and
Corporate Giving, Orchard Place; Joe DeJong, President, Orchard Place
Foundation Board; TJ Amos, Vice President, Orchard Place Foundation Board; Bill
Lowe, President, Sammons Retirement Solutions; Teri Ross, VP of Annuity New
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