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CentraCare Foundation’s Lighting the Path Campaign Raises More Than $6 Million for Mental Health Support

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CentraCare Foundation recently completed the mental health care campaign, Lighting the Path. This campaign helps to expand access to mental health support across CentraCare communities.

Over the 12-month campaign, community members, businesses and CentraCare employees have contributed more than $6.2 million to support mental health in our communities. This surpassed the original campaign goal of $4.4 million.

These gifts will support:

Expansion of Clara’s House to serve ages 2-5 — making it the first of its kind partial hospitalization program in the Midwest for ages 2-5.

The hiring of a second Suicide Prevention Coordinator and additional programming.

The addition of a centralized team space in the EmPATH Unit at St. Cloud Hospital to enhance collaboration and communication for patient care staff.

“The tremendous show of support for these projects will have significant impact on services that we are able to provide in the communities we serve,” said Ryan Engdahl, PhD, LP, MBA, Vice President of Ambulatory Care. “The impact of this campaign will continue to be felt for years to come. We are thankful to everyone who helped contribute to its success.”

To celebrate the completion of this campaign, more than 70 benefactors and friends of CentraCare Foundation recently gathered at CentraCare – Clara's House to celebrate the success of the Lighting the Path Campaign. See photos from the event.

Photo caption: Dr. Scott Palmer (right) and Dr. Ryan Engdahl shared updates on projects supported by the campaign.