Lucy Daniels Center Receives $12,500 Building Healthy Communities Grant from Duke Health

By Dylan Magruder |
July 27, 2022 |

Vital additions for Outdoor Learning Environment are underway

Cary, NC, July, 27, 2022 – Lucy Daniels Center is pleased to announce that it has received the Building Healthy Communities Grant for $12,500 from Duke Health Foundation. This grant will allow for the continued expansion of the Lucy Daniels School Outdoor Learning Environment through the construction and furnishing of shade structures, seating and enriching outdoor toys. 

Lucy Daniels Center has completed construction of our Outdoor Learning Environment which is designed to provide safe and functional outdoor spaces to help meet the unique needs of children with emotional, mental, social, developmental and learning challenges. Outdoor learning and play environments with diverse natural elements advance and enrich all of the domains relevant to the development, health and well-being of young children. 

Our receipt of the Building Healthy Communities Grant is a part of an ongoing partnership between Lucy Daniels Center and Duke Health. In 2021, Duke Health awarded us $16,000, which was used to furnish the Outdoor Learning Environment with a mud kitchen, natural playhouse, dramatic play stage, sand play area, cedar tables and an acoustic play panel. 

We are grateful for Duke Health for their continued generosity in supporting the mission of Lucy Daniels Center and the children and families we serve.

About Duke Health – As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities. 

About Lucy Daniels Center – Founded in 1989, Lucy Daniels Center is the largest nonprofit provider of mental and behavioral health services exclusively for children in the Triangle area, serving more than 700 children and their families yearly and provide more than 20,000 hours of direct mental health services to children from birth to age 12, the time of life when the most effective interventions are possible.