Raised for Local Nonprofits
249 gifts
Totaling $55,665.15
Circle of Giving Match Day
Raised for Local Nonprofits
249 gifts
Totaling $55,665.15
Raised for Local Nonprofits
249 gifts
Totaling $55,665.15

Pawnee Mental Health Services, Inc.

Goal: $2,000.00

Specific Need

S.T.A.R.S. (Strength, Teamwork, Attitude, Relationships, Self-Esteem) Camp is a summer camp put on by Pawnee Mental Health Services for children age 7-17 who suffer from Serious Emotional Disturbances (SED).  Children with SED have conditions such as attention deficit disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, depression, bi-polar, anxiety disorders and other challenges due to a variety of causes such as physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect. Like a typical summer camps, children attending S.T.A.R.S Camp will have the opportunity to participate in horseback riding, swimming, canoeing, completing low ropes courses, riding mountain bikes, wall climbing, crafts and much more. For many of the children, S.T.A.R.S. Camp is the ONLY summer camp they can attend due to the symptoms of their disorder.

For the past 17 years S.T.A.R.S. Camp has predominately been funded through the Pawnee budget. The children’s families pay no cost for their child to attend camp because most of the children attending camp come from families who meet federal poverty guidelines so the families cannot afford to pay for their children to attend S.T.A.R.S Camp.  However, over the past few years it has become increasingly difficult for Pawnee to make overall revenues cover expenses, due to reduced state and federal funding, reduction in Medicaid reimbursements and an increased number of clients who are uninsured or underinsured. Therefore, in an effort to continue to provide children who suffer from SED the same summer camp opportunity that other children have, we are seeking philanthropic enthusiasts to help provide financial support for this project.


The mission of Pawnee is to provide comprehensive quality mental health and substance use treatment and recovery services to strengthen the wellness of our communities. 


Pawnee Mental Health Services (Pawnee) is a private not-for-profit community mental health center (CMHC) and substance use treatment facility offering a full range of outpatient services including emergency services, individual and group psychotherapy, medication services, case management, psychosocial rehabilitation and education in ten counties in North Central Kansas. Pawnee serves children, adolescents and adults experiencing concerns related to their emotional and mental health and/or alcohol or drug use. Pawnee also provides community support services to adults diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness and children diagnosed with a serious emotional disturbance. 

$75.87 received
in 2 gifts
3.79%  of  $2,000.00 Goal


406 North 3rd Street, Suite 3
Marysville KS 66508
Phone: (785) 564-1059

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