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Orchard Place News

Keep Safe in this Extreme Heat

Polk County is providing Cooling Centers (daytime and overnight) and DART is offering free transportation. Learn more about these community resources and check out the hot weather safety reminders from our Orchard Place nursing team.

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Harriet S. and J. Locke Macomber leave anticipated $5 million legacy gift to benefit Orchard Place

"This is the single largest gift in our 135-year history," said Orchard Place CEO Anne Starr.

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2022 Spelling Bee Winners

How do you spell S-U-C-C-E-S-S? The 19th Annual Orchard Place Spelling Bee presented by Nationwide. We are truly grateful to all our sponsors, teams, and volunteers who collectively helped us raise more than $45,000 to benefit youth cared for by Orchard Place.

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Save the Date: Psychological Trauma & Juvenile Justice Conference

Psychological Trauma & Juvenile Justice Conference will be June 7 & 8 in Des Moines. Confirmed speakers: Dr. Dispesh Navsaria, Trasie Adams Topple, Kelly M. Clougher, PhD and George Ake III, PhD.

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Variety - the Children's Charity Grant will Impact Children's Health

Thanks to a $25,108 grant from Variety - the Children's Charity, outdated playground equipment at Orchard Place Campus will be replaced by swings.

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Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement

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Extreme Heat Warning & Safety Tips

With very hot weather expected this weekend the Polk County Health Department encourages residents to take extra precautions to stay safe. Learn the signs of heat-related illnesses and find local cooling centers.

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Will you help? Orchard Place School Supply Drive 2021

This community-supported drive will provide school supplies and back packs to more than 800 children who are affected by mental health concerns. More donors and volunteers are needed.

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Knowing that the morning looks brighter than the night

Orchard Place needs new beds, dressers, desks and chairs with safety and durability top of mind. Purchasing furniture that is specifically designed for the unique population we serve requires a sizable investment, yet it produces a high return. Each set of replacement bedroom furniture is expected to last 25 years, providing a better night's rest for 4,500 kids!

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Advocacy Alert: How You Can Help Orchard Place

The Orchard Place campus provides 24/7 intensive psychiatric services to more than 250 youth annually. The gap between what it costs to provide these important services and what we are reimbursed leaves us with a $300,000 to $500,000 loss annually over the past 5 years. Read below to see how you can help.

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