Cary, NC—Lucy Daniels Center has been awarded several grants in support of its nationally recognized child mental health programs and expanded education programs.

In addition to the previously announced grant of $13,500 from the Cisco Foundation to support the SecurePath program, which provides behavioral and emotional health interventions for economically disadvantaged children up to age five living in Wake County, the Center announces the following grants:

  • The City of Raleigh has awarded a grant of $35,000 to the SecurePath program, a partnership with Wake County SmartStart. SecurePath is one of the Triangle area’s few programs offering services in Spanish as well as in English.
  • The Bayer USA Foundation has awarded $10,000 to the Lucy Daniels Center for a therapeutic teaching garden, which will be located at the Center’s Cary, NC, facility. The garden will provide opportunities for learning, sharing, and collaborating among Center staff, clients and students and their families, partner agencies, and members of the community.
  • The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded $8,000 to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education at the expanded Lucy Daniels School, which will kick off the new school year in August with students from pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade. The school, which features a rigorous STEM and arts curriculum in an environment sensitive to children’s social and emotional needs, will enroll students through 5th grade by the 2015-16 school year.
  • Wells Fargo has awarded $5,000 to the Center's Family Support Fund, which helps close the gap between what families can afford to pay for child mental health services and their actual cost. In 2011-12, the fund provided more than $268,000 in financial support to Center families.

Clarenda Stanley, the Center’s director of development, said, “These generous grants will help us continue to provide the high-quality child mental health services for which we are nationally recognized, without having to turn away families because of financial need. We are deeply gratified by the expression of confidence in our programs that these investments represent.”

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Now in its third decade of service to children and families, the Lucy Daniels Center is a nationally recognized model for childhood mental health education and services. The Center is the largest and most comprehensive non-profit focused on providing mental health services to young children and their families in the Triangle and is conveniently located at 9003 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513. For more information, visit

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