Best Point hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Grand Opening of the Sheakley Day Treatment Facility on Wednesday, August 16th. After welcomes and introductions from Best Point CEO John Banchy, Representative Sedrick Denson began the mornings festivities followed by State Senator Catherine Ingram, Ohio House Speaker Jason Stephens, and finally Rhonda and Larry Sheakley, longtime supporters and namesakes of the newly expanded and renovated Treatment Facility.
The updated Sheakley Day Treatment Facility located at Best Point’s Madisonville campus helps Best Point expand their care and overall mission of “Creating lasting results that strengthen families and our community by guiding individuals – from infancy to independence – through comprehensive education, behavioral, and health services.”
Previously, the 4,600 facility was a 4-room residential treatment cottage, more recently used for day treatment. Now renovated, the new 7,700 SF Day Treatment Facility adds, makes better use of, and modernizes the space, providing a more therapeutic environment. Along with the addition of 7 new treatment rooms, there is also a private comfort space where kids can go to calm if they are overstimulated and a small conference room for family meetings or school administration meetings. The new Sheakley Day Treatment Facility at Best Point almost doubles the total capacity for day treatment services, providing space to accommodate 1:1 support for children with the highest level of need.
Some notable attendees at the ribbon cutting included Ohio House Speaker Jason Stephens, State Senator Catherine Ingram, Representative Sedrick Denson, Vice President of bi3 Jennifer Zimmerman, Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce Kate Ward, Interact for Health Ross Meyer & Ashlee Young, Hamilton County Mental Health & Recovery Services Board LaNora Godfrey & Linda Gallagher, Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation Molly Mottram & Daniel Bennett, Ohio Children’s Alliance Susan Ballard and many Best Point Board of Trustee Members.