Ivan Cosimi, CEO of Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Health Services (SMA), is pleased to announce the official ribbon cutting ceremony for its Dr. James E. Huger Adolescent Campus.
The event is scheduled for October 4th from 4-5 p.m. at 3875 Tiger Bay Rd. in Daytona Beach. Festivities will include the ribbon cutting ceremony performed by the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce as well as the presentation of the ‘We Noticed Award’ to SMA, brief tours of the newly renovated campus, and refreshments. It is open to the public and members of the media are also invited. The campus is named after the late Dr. James “Jimmy” E. Huger, local legend, activist, and one of SMA’s founding board members, and houses SMA’s RAP (Residential Adolescent Program) and B.E.A.C.H House (Bringing Enrichment and Children Home) programs.
The Huger Adolescent Campus recently underwent major renovations over the past year as a result of fundraising efforts by the Stewart-Marchman-Act Foundation, as well as private grants and donations. Earlier this year, the SMA Foundation reached its $500,000 fundraising goal for the project and presented a check to the SMA Board of Directors. The campaign began in Summer 2015, and included events such as: the Stewart-Marchman-Act Foundation’s Annual Dinner & Auction Celebration, the September 2016 celebrity swim event “Rematch After Rio” with Ryan Lochte and Charlie Lydecker (in partnership with the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA in Ormond Beach), as well as the BEACH House 5K Run for Runaways held in November at the Ocean Deck.
SMA offers special thanks to local developer Hall Construction Co., Inc. for its hard work on the project, and credits the Daytona Beach Racing and Recreational Facilities District for funding the creation and enhancement of the campus’ outdoor recreational elements.
“Additionally, we thank all our donors, community partners, and individuals who helped us create this state-of-the-art adolescent campus,” said Cosimi. “With these renovations, we have the opportunity to reimagine what it means to deliver an exceptional experience for a child going through the most difficult time of his or her life. Thank you for your support!”
Housed here at the Huger Adolescent campus are SMA’s RAP (Residential Adolescent Program) and B.E.A.C.H House (Bringing Enrichment and Children Home) House programs. RAP is a substance abuse treatment program serving substance dependent youth ages 13-17, utilizing individual, group and family interventions. B.E.A.C.H. House is a shelter that provides short-term respite for youth ages 10-17 who are truant, ungovernable or runaway/ homeless. More information on these programs may be found here at http://www.smabehavioral.org/services/residential-services/.