The Fulton County Departments of Health Services and Housing and Human Services held a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday to re-open the Oak Hill Child, Adolescent and Family Center located at 2805 Metropolitan Parkway after an extensive renovation. The center is part of the County's integrated care service delivery which supports the philosophy of providing integrated health services to the communities in which they are located.
Oak Hill will tackle issues such as childhood obesity, asthma and social-emotional issues. The facility will be staffed with health professionals who will provide behavioral health, youth employment services and nutrition education. The state-of-the-art facility has a teaching kitchen as a new addition designed to show children and parents how to prepare healthy meals for themselves and their families. A community garden, gymnasium and a walk/run track have also been included in the newly renovated facility.
Oak Hill is located on a 22-acre campus and is the fourth facility of its kind opened by the Board of Commissioners who have pledged to combat health disparities within the County.
Fulton County Chairman John Eaves said, "I have been a great promoter of Fulton County's Common Ground initiative and the re-opening of Oak Hill is a major milestone in our efforts to help young people access the resources necessary to become healthy, functioning adults. We will continue to support every effort to offer integrated, equitable health services to the families of Fulton County."
"The Oak Hill Child, Adolescent and Family Center is a place where children and youth get the opportunity to get a little help, a little hope and receive services from people who believe in them so that they can learn how to successfully face life's challenges," Commissioner Joan Garner said.
The ten-month renovation project was paid for by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds.