TULSA – Renovations to The CALM Center were revealed in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday September 25th at 2:15pm. An open house celebration with tours of the facility followed until 5pm. Counseling & Recovery Services’ leadership team, campaign donors, district legislators and project architects cut the ceremonial ribbon.

Pictured here: Shannon Marshall, GH2 Architects; Emily Dukes, Zarrow Family Foundations; Ray Tullius, JE & LE Mabee Foundation; Matthew Crum, CALM Center Director Bryan Blankenship, PhD, CRSOK Executive Director; Andre Campbell, CRSOK Clinical Director; Randee Charney, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation; Senator Dave Rader; Representative Carol Bush, Clark Todd Gollotte, GH2 Architects; and Senator Nathan Dahm.

The renovations were made possible by a two-year capital campaign that successfully raised 1.3 million in generous contributions from the following donors: Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, the JE and LE Mabee Foundation, George Kaiser Family Foundation, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, Grace and Franklin Bernsen Foundation, Morningcrest Healthcare Foundation, Sarkeys Foundation, Ruth Kaiser Nelson Family Foundation, Walton Family Foundation, E. L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation, Gelvin Foundation, Rotary Club of Tulsa Foundation, Jerry and Julie Gustafson, Rebecca Dozier, Tammy Horne, Karen Wieman, and Anonymous donors.

Watch renovations’ construction slideshow here.

Since 2008, the CALM (Child and Adolescent Life Management) Center has provided immediate crisis support to over 4,000 Oklahoma youth ages 10-17 and their families. It is the only youth crisis stabilization center in eastern Oklahoma. With an increased demand for this critical care, these renovations were needed to create a larger, more welcoming lobby, new multipurpose room for family visits and education, and new offices for admissions and counseling.

The Center is a safe and caring place for youth in need of immediate stabilization of an emotional, behavioral and/or substance abuse crisis. The Center provides inpatient treatment for up to seven days with the goal of providing a safe environment for children to pause from existing stressors and to learn and potentially integrate new coping skills to use moving forward. Admission is available day or night, seven days a week and no one is ever denied services based on income.

CALM Center results are substantial. Depression symptoms drop by 54 percent and anxiety symptoms decrease by 60 percent. Most youth are connected to further outpatient care upon leaving the facility, so less than 2 percent are discharged to a higher level of care.     

The CALM Center is part of Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma, a nonprofit Community Mental Health Center founded in 1982 that provides mental health and substance abuse services to all ages under contract with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services,

To learn more visit crsok.org or to donate, contact Development Director Lindsay DeWeese at 918.392.5809 or ldeweese@crsok.org.