KidsPeace is a private charity that has been helping youth in crisis since 1882. The mission at KidsPeace is to give hope, help and healing to children, families and communities. The existing sixty-bed facility offers room, board and watchful oversight services to youth ranging from 12-17 years of age.
Pieper O’Brien Herr Architects (POH) designed the new therapeutic unit to house 20 additional young women. The new facility design is warm and comforting with abundant natural light by use of clerestory windows. This feature is a design enhancement over the existing building due to security measures. POH also integrated rooms which are unable to be barricaded from the inside, another design solution not yet utilized in the original building.
20 Bed Rooms