ABOUT US // OUR LOCATIONS
Bringing the Healing Power of Play
to Southeast Michigan
We’re bringing the healing power of play to Southeast Michigan with our second location in Ypsilanti Township! Strong local interest, a robust philanthropic culture and access to world-class medical institutions played a key role in selecting the Ann Arbor area for our first expansion.
We have spent more than seven years developing our model and reﬁning our expertise in psychosocial healing. Over the last two years, we have embarked on several key initiatives–from program expansion to insurance reimbursement and quantifying our positive medical outcomes– further establishing ourselves as a leader in the industry.
A Campaign for Fun
After an extensive quiet capital campaign, we are now entering the public phase with additional support opportunities available, including leadership gifts and general community support.
The expansion is broadly backed by the community, including:
- $2 million grant from the State of Michigan.
- $1.25 million matching gift from The Jones Family Foundation.
- Support from Michigan Senators Jeff Irwin and Thomas Albert, Representative Felicia Brabec and former Representative Mary Whiteford.
- Assistance from the Ypsilanti Charter Township staff board of trustees, led by Supervisor Brenda Stumbo.
Breakdown of Cost
There are many components that go into making the healing power of play possible. We’re grateful to the community of supporters who believe in breaking down the barriers of isolation and loneliness for families in Southeast Michigan.
The new location should take approximately eight to nine months to complete before the doors officially open. There are still opportunities for leadership and community-supported gifts.