Renew Ryther

Ryther, a recognized leader in psychiatric and behavioral health care, is engaged in an exciting endeavor to renew its 10 acre campus in north Seattle.

Ryther serves our region’s most severely challenged and vulnerable children, often with nowhere else to turn. According to the National Institute for Mental Health, only 30% of children with a critical need for behavioral healthcare receive the treatment they need. This has devastating consequences—to the children, their families and our communities.

For 130 years, Ryther has been providing vital mental and behavioral health services to these children and families—and is committed to continuing its long tradition of excellence, while growing to serve even more children and families. Ryther’s campus, while serviceable, is between thirty and sixty years old and some client service areas are poorly located and not easily accessible. There have been no significant improvements made to the residential cottages in fifteen years. The clinical areas are functional, but stark and crowded.

This campaign will:

  • Improve outpatient and support programs and facilities.
  • Renovate the residential cottages serving the most severely challenged children.
  • Reinvigorate the overall 10 acre campus, creating a welcoming, child-centered therapeutic environment.

Renovations will create an overall welcoming and healing environment; improve efficiency and coordination among therapy and program staff; and lead to higher rates of recovery and improvement in school, socialization, coping, and other personal skills, and—our ultimate goal—family stability. Finally, more private-pay outpatient therapy will help Ryther move toward its long term goal of self-sustainability, assuring that children and families in crisis can find the safety, compassion and support they need to heal and reach their highest potential.

A special thank you to our Renew Ryther Cabinet members for helping with our fundraising efforts!

Capital Campaign Cabinet

Lynn Garvey, Co-Chair
Karl Quackenbush, Co-Chair
Scott Barron
Sally Campbell
Barbara Fruhling
David Glass
Lee Grogg
David Herr
Kim Kaiser
Eileen O’Quin
Paige Otero
Mary Snapp
Sylvia Wilks

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