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Uta Halee Girls Village Holds Opening Celebration for Mildred Scott Wellness Center

Uta Halee Girls Village Holds Opening Celebration for Mildred Scott Wellness Center

OMAHA, NEB. – An opening celebration for the Mildred Scott Wellness Center was held Friday, June 18 at 1:30 p.m. on the campus of Uta Halee Girls Village, 10625 Calhoun Road. The new center, named after Omaha philanthropist Walter Scott’s mother, includes more than 16,000 square feet of space dedicated to providing young women admitted for treatment with a holistic environment to strengthen their minds, bodies and spirits.

The Mildred Scott Wellness Center is the centerpiece of the successfully completed $7.5 million Campaign for Wellness. Speakers at the opening celebration included Denis McCarville, President/CEO of Uta Halee, Jeff Wilke, Campaign Co-Chair, and Walter Scott, Honorary Campaign Co-Chair. Bill Ramsey served as Master of Ceremonies. The celebration concluded with facility tours led by the young women residing at Uta Halee.

The growing rate of childhood obesity and the significant influence of obesity on girls who struggle with mental health and substance use issues contributed to the need for the Mildred Scott Wellness Center.

The new center includes:

  • Fitness equipment
  • Space for aerobic exercise and weight training
  • Accommodations for yoga, meditation and other activities
  • A teaching kitchen to help young women learn how to make healthy choices and prepare healthy meals
  • Space for worship and self-reflection
  • A sensory space where young women can relax and reduce stress
  • Space for individual, group and family therapy sessions
  • A specialized area to make the admissions process more comfortable for youth and families
  • A nursing suite to address young women’s health issues
  • For more information on the opening celebration or the Mildred Scott Wellness Center, call Denis McCarville at (402) 457-1300.

    Uta Halee Girls Village is a gender-specific psychiatric residential treatment program located in the northern hills of Omaha, Neb. For more than 50 years, Uta Halee has provided secure and therapeutic care for youth, ages 12 to 18, struggling with mental health disorders and substance use issues. Uta Halee’s mission is to provide hope and a healing environment to adolescents and their families through comprehensive treatment programming.