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Treatment Center in Indiana Expands

Under budget and ahead of schedule, construction continues on a building that will expand treatment for troubled youth in the area.

A 41,500-square-foot residential treatment facility, designed to look like a two-story apartment building, will be the first opportunity for girls to live on the campus of Campagna Academy in its 60-year history.

By and large, weather has cooperated for the construction of the project, so completion is still anticipated for August, said Bruce Hillman, CEO of Campagna.

"We are out of the ground and beyond the major challenging part," he said.

Hillman credited the contractor and builder of the project for being the catalyst for how smoothly things are progressing.

Treatment Center to Open this Fall

Plans call for the building to open in late fall.

"We have a lot to be excited about," Hillman said.

The residential treatment center will have lockdown capability. The building will include 48 beds, a computer lab, therapists' offices and several classrooms that will be used in conjunction with the academy's charter high school.

Although girls were welcomed to the Campagna Academy campus in 1997 for the alternative day treatment program, housing has remained for troubled teenage boys only. Half of the living space in the new building will be dedicated to adolescent girls.

Construction is expected to cost $9 million, and soft costs, like furnishings and computers, are anticipated to cost another $2 million, Hillman said.

The academy has not yet launched a public fundraising campaign.

The project hasn't called for any significant change orders. And the changes that have come up have yielded savings, Hillman said.

Construction began in the summer, and crews have been working on site, near students moving to and from class. But Hillman said the students haven't been too disrupted.

"One thing we seriously considered was safety," he said.

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