Rawhide Youth Services opens new home named after Bart Starr
NEW LONDON, Wis. (WFRV) – Rawhide Youth Services unveiled its new residential Starr Youth Home on Wednesday.
The behavioral and mental health agency provides Wisconsin and families with a full range of services for at-risk youth. These services should help equip at-risk youth with the tools to build healthy relationships and behaviors that will help them overcome life’s challenges.
The new Starr Youth Home allows more at-risk boys to receive treatment at Rawhide’s New London campus than at any other of Wisconsin’s 5 homes. The 12 rooms, each equipped with a private bathroom, can accommodate up to 16 young people at a time, while other pitches can only accommodate around 10 to 12.
“Meeting the needs of at-risk youth in our state is a growing challenge as more young people struggle with mental health issues,” said Alan Loux, president and CEO of Rawhide. “The challenge is that the size of the need no longer matches the size of our facilities, and this is hurting our ability to fulfill our mission. This house will allow us to increase capacity to meet increased demand. »
Rawhide raised over $6 million in 2021 to fund the new Starr Youth Home and chose its name in honor of one of its co-founders, Green Bay Packers legend Bart and Cherry Starr.
You can’t go to Rawhide and see what’s going on there and meet these boys without being passionate about it. They felt safe and loved, and that’s what every child should know. Bart loved Rawhide. He was so proud to be part of it.
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