Creating lasting results that strengthen families and our community by guiding individuals – from infancy to independence – through comprehensive education, behavioral, and health services.
Who We Are
Best Point Education & Behavioral Health provides a continuum of educational, behavioral and physical health care services to children and young adults from birth to age 22. In Greater Cincinnati, no other organization provides the same highly individualized services, delivered through 21 comprehensive programs. In the 2017-2018 fiscal year, we served more than 10,500 children and their families. And the number continues to grow.
Our services are offered at our main campus on Madison Road and our new building on Red Bank Expressway, both in Madisonville. We also provide services in health centers, families’ homes and 170 schools in Hamilton County. Our private, nonprofit organization is no longer a home for children in the literal sense, but a home for a variety of services.
MAJOR FOCUS AREAS
EARLY CHILDHOOD / SCHOOL-AGE SERVICES
Preventative services focused on social and emotional development
Helping young adults overcome behavioral and learning challenges for a smooth transition to adulthood
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TREATMENT
Providing the mental health supports and tools individuals and families need to succeed
OUR THREE MAJOR SPACE NEEDS
Because of overwhelming need, many of Best Point Education & Behavioral Health programs are at capacity, meaning lots of children and young adults are waiting for services. The generosity of investors would increase our capacity to change lives so more children can have rewarding futures. To meet the demand, we’re launching a $9 million capital campaign called Building Opportunity.
We have three urgent objectives:
Autism Services: To expand facilities for students on the autism spectrum
Best Point Education & Behavioral Health has completed the first phase of renovations on our second campus building on Red Bank Expressway. It houses our school and related services for children and young adults on the autism spectrum as well as work-readiness programs for them, making an enormous difference in their lives. The next phase – renovating more space in the building – is urgently needed to accommodate even more students.
Preschool: To add preschool classrooms to ensure our youngest clients reach the all-important readiness for kindergarten
In the new Red Bank building, Best Point Education & Behavioral Health has created two preschool classrooms for young children, many of whom come from families at or below the poverty level. With more funding, additional space could be converted into preschool classrooms. The pioneering Cincinnati Preschool Promise has approved Best Point Education & Behavioral Health for vouchers.
Day Treatment: To provide space for Day Treatment students with severe behavioral issues
The new Red Bank building has freed up space on our main campus. We plan to renovate our Geier Building to meet the demanding requirements of our Day Treatment program, which serves students with challenges so severe they cannot attend traditional schools.
OUR NEW RED BANK BUILDING
After we introduced our autism services in 2011, our Autism School experienced immediate growth. As a result, it initially operated out of cramped, temporary spaces on our main campus in Madisonville. Then in 2019, we moved two of our fastest-growing programs – our autism services and preschool – to a modern, spacious building on Red Bank Expressway, near our main campus. When the Red Bank project is completed in 2020, our plans call for more than 17 classrooms and related rooms for autism services and three preschool classrooms.
OUR GEIER BUILDING
To accommodate more Day Treatment students, we plan to add two classrooms to our Geier Building as well as offices, a conference room and restrooms. The one-floor building would grow by 2,900 square feet to a total of 6,900 square feet. We would also make major renovations to Geier’s existing space, including changing the space layout to make rooms more appropriate sizes. After the project is finished, the building would contain five classrooms.