Capital Campaign

Meet Katie and Adam

Children like Katie and Adam will benefit from Bellefaire's new Pediatric Psychiatric Unit. Here are their personal stories ...

In Cuyahoga County, there are only 25 pediatric psychiatric beds - none of which is equipped to serve those with Autism. Some even have a policy not to admit.

Bellefaire JCB broke ground on its new Pediatric Psychiatric Unit Sept. 28, 2018. Watch Executive Director Jeffrey Lox's interview on Ideastream to learn how this project will impact our community.

A 12-Bed Inpatient Pediatric Psychiatric Unit – The Capstone Project of Bellefaire's Campaign for Children and Families

We're almost there, but we need your support to reach our goal!

In 2014, Bellefaire JCB launched a capital campaign – Here, Now, Always – to address the growing autism and mental health needs of our community. Funds raised to date have been used to expand Monarch Center for Autism, create a Wellness Center that provides medical and dental services for children with mental health challenges and other special needs, and campus infrastructure improvements.

We are now in our final phase of the campaign, and we’re asking for your support to help us build a 12-bed Inpatient Pediatric Psychiatric Unit on our campus to:

  • Provide desperately needed psychiatric services for children and adolescents 6-22
  • Fill a critical need by increasing pediatric bed capacity in Cuyahoga County by 50%
  • Have the capacity to serve youth on the autism spectrum – a population for whom crisis placement is woefully insufficient
  • Serve 1,500 youth each year once fully operational

Meet Some of the Children Whose Lives You Can Touch With Your Donation

Your Support Will Make a Difference

With your support, 1,500 children in crisis each year will be able to access critical services at Bellefaire's Inpatient Pediatric Psychiatric Unit. Gifts of all sizes are important to us! Please click on the Donate Now button below to make a gift online, or you can send a check made payable to Bellefaire JCB to: Beth Pollack, Director of Organizational Advancement, One Pollock Circle, 22001 Fairmount Blvd., Shaker Heights, OH 44118.

Campaign Leadership


"As longtime supporters, Tim and I could not be prouder of our partnership with Bellefaire JCB. The current Capital Campaign enables the staff to further their work to advocate and provide important mental health and autism services for children. We know that our support assists Bellefaire to fulfill their mission and to offer children and families a brighter future!" 

- Sandra Wuliger, Capital Campaign Co-Chair, Bellefaire JCB Board of Directors