Sept. 7, 2012

Contact: Bevin Theodore, Director of PR & Communications


800-25-PEACE, ext. 7797


Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal to visit KidsPeace Georgia

When: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Sept. 18

Where: KidsPeace

             101 KidsPeace Dr.

             Bowdon, GA 30108

Details: The Deals will be touring our Bowdon campus and meeting with employees and residential clients. The visit will commence with an introduction to KidsPeace, an explanation of our residential treatment services and a look at the residential units, classrooms and recreation center. The KidsPeace Bowdon cheerleaders will perform a routine.

At 3:10 p.m., there will be a discussion in the conference room of the administration building about the challenges KidsPeace and similar providers face regarding funding, regulatory issues and acuity of clients. There will be photo opportunities at 3:25 p.m. before the Deals depart.

For additional questions regarding the event, please call Scott Merritt at 770-437-7210 (office) or 770-714-1211 (cell).

About KidsPeace

Founded in 1882, KidsPeace is dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of children, preadolescents, teens and young adults, offering a comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; and a variety of foster care and community-based programs to give hope, help and healing to children, families and communities. KidsPeace offers services in Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia.