Wheeler's Child & Adolescent Center of Excellence
Wheeler’s Child and Adolescent Center of Excellence builds on nearly 50 years of expertise. We provide primary and behavioral health care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults through a comprehensive continuum of services available in your home or at a convenient Wheeler location.
Our services for children and adolescents include early childhood programs like Birth to Three, outpatient behavioral health services, special education and evaluation and assessment, in-home programs for behavioral health, foster care, and much more.
We draw the core principles of our Centers of Excellence from the standards established by the National Council on Behavioral Health to promote excellence in behavioral health care and treatment:
- cutting-edge clinical innovation through evidence-based practices;
- world-class customer care;
- easy access to services;
- culturally, gender-, and age-responsive care;
- excellent outcomes; and
- high customer satisfaction.
Our Child & Adolescent Center of Excellence is available to you and your family where and when you need it. We provide many levels of care, including programs that provide support in your home, to meet your family’s needs.
Our outpatient services are conveniently located to best serve the needs of consumers and families. We serve families in the neighborhoods, cities and towns that most need accessible and affordable care.
One Family, Many Gifts
Parents are often their child’s most influential role models, providing tools and lessons that last a lifetime and beyond. This was the clearly the case in John Lacey’s life. His mother Marie, and father, the Honorable J. Robert Lacey, exemplified service and generosity, and influenced his path as a lawyer, philanthropist and community leader.
Dottie Hubbard, Wheeler Pioneer
The success of any start-up organization often depends on a community that nurtures it, as well as the talent and driving forces of local leadership. The presence of these elements—coupled with the vision and mobilization efforts of Dorothy K. “Dottie” Hubbard—moved Wheeler from vision to reality.
Lessons for Life – Javier’s Story
Junior high school can be a difficult period under the best of circumstances. For Javier Santos, 7th grade was plagued with family issues, bouts of anxiety and challenges that come with transitioning from one school to another.
An Enduring Gift and Commitment to Youth
The examples we set through leadership and service often extend to the next generation and beyond. Herman Papenfoth, a Wheeler board of trustee member in the organization’s earliest years, clearly was a strong role model for his daughter, Doris Nims, who passed away in 2015 at age 89.
Community Catalyst: Ann R. Smith, JD, MBA (AFCAMP)
Even the first time you meet Ann Smith, JD, MBA, the executive director of African Caribbean American Parents of Children with Disabilities, Inc. (AFCAMP), you immediately sense her passion for her work and the value she places on interpersonal relationships.