Wernle Youth & Family Treatment Center received a transformational gift from a private family foundation in Southwestern Ohio that will allow the organization to complete the funding for a new 15-bed residential hall. The overall cost of the residential hall building project is $1.9 million.

“We are truly blessed to have received this commitment,” said Wernle President/CEO, Darrell Gordon. The construction of another new residential hall will allow our organization to better serve more children and their families in a new, state-of-the-art facility.”

The gift to Wernle comes in the midst of Phase II of the organization’s $10 million Community of Hope Campaign. The goal for Phase II is $5 million. The two primary goals of Phase II of the campaign include the construction of the residential hall and the construction of a new administration building which will also house Wernle’s outpatient services.

Phase I of the campaign was completed in December 2014. Projects included in Phase I included an additional $5 million for the construction of a new residential hall and the renovation of an existing building, which allowed Wernle to again serve girls on its campus. During Phase I lead commitments were made by several individuals and foundations.

Wernle is a family focused, child centered agency providing opportunities for the growth and development of troubled children and their families—individually, interpersonally, and socially-through caring programs and healing relationships which are reflective of God’s love revealed in Jesus Christ.