Contribution will help fund family therapy project

OVERLAND PARK, KS, Dec. 26, 2012 – Marillac, an Overland Park-based not-for-profit agency that serves as a safe haven for children with special emotional and behavioral issues, has received a $3,500 contribution from AT&T to support its growing Outpatient Mental Health Clinic for Children and Teens. AT&T funds will be used to expand Marillac's family therapy services, including specialized programs for anger management, drug and alcohol abuse, and parent effectiveness training.   As a University of Kansas Center of Excellence for Child Psychiatry, Marillac provides psychiatric hospitalization, residential treatment, therapeutic education, and outpatient treatment for children up to age seventeen. Their compassionate, trauma-informed treatment approach helps children recover and reclaim their lives.   “Marillac’s mission is to provide troubled children and families hope for a brighter future, and AT&T is proud to support the great work they are doing to help bring families together,” said AT&T Kansas President Steve Hahn. “We are pleased to be able to make this contribution and hope it will help Marillac and the families it serves.”   "AT&T's contribution will allow us to expand our treatment options for troubled children and their families," said Marillac President & CEO Joy Wheeler. "This is especially vital for programs like family therapy and parent training, which aren't reimbursable under Medicaid or many managed care plans. It is programs like these that enable families to heal, and children to stay in their homes."   “Strengthening families should be at the center of everything we do, and I want to commend Marillac on the work they do to help children recover their lives and families come back together,” said state House Speaker-elect Ray Merrick.  “Through this contribution, AT&T is showing again why it is considered such an excellent corporate citizen, and I want to thank them for investing in the future of our community.”

For more information, contact: Chris Lester AT&T Media Relations Kansas-Missouri 816.223.4727

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About Marillac Since 1897, Marillac has healed the broken hearts and spirits of children in Kansas City and its surrounding communities. Their seventeen-acre facility is a safe haven for boys and girls with special emotional and behavioral needs.

Marillac offers a full continuum of compassionate mental health services including psychiatric hospitalization, residential treatment, therapeutic education, substance abuse treatment and a variety of outpatient services.

Through their compassionate, trauma-informed treatment approach, Marillac helps children to recover and reclaim their lives. Visit for more information.

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