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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 27, 2017

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Chris Caldwell Simpson, Director of Sales and Marketing
The Chrysalis Inn & Spa / Keenan's at the Pier
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Chrysalis Inn & Spa Donates to Support Summer Camp for Children Facing Family Substance Abuse Challenges

The Chrysalis Inn & Spa in Bellingham, WA is proud to announce a donation in the amount of $2,160 to Compass Health, as part of its monthly nonprofit contribution program. This donation will specifically benefit the organization’s Camp Mariposa® program, a nationally recognized addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth who are impacted by substance abuse in their families. More than nine million children in the U.S. are living in a home with a parent who uses illicit drugs. Many of these children struggle in school, develop physical and emotional issues, are witnesses or targets of family violence or sexual abuse, and are even four times more likely to develop a future addiction of their own. At-risk children and youth attending Camp Mariposa® have access to a safe, high-quality, specialized camp where mental health professionals and trained volunteers can assist them. People can learn more about Camp Mariposa® on the Compass Health website: www.compasshealth.org/services/camp-mariposa “By supporting Camp Mariposa with this generous donation, the Chrysalis Inn & Spa is providing a lifeline to some of the most vulnerable kids in our community,” said Tom Kozaczynski, Director of Development for Compass Health. “We have been able to help over 75 kids who are facing family substance abuse issues through this camp, and this donation and others like it will help even more children get the support they need.” For more than 115 years, Compass Health has provided innovative behavioral health services in Island, San Juan, Skagit, Whatcom, and Snohomish counties to children and adults from all walks of life, suffering from mental illness. Most individuals who receive their services are on Medicaid, and many are homeless. Compass Health clients and their families typically have incomes below 50 percent of the area median income, and many are living with incomes below 30 percent of the median income.

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