Schererville, IN. August 30, 2016 – Campagna Academy gratefully announces receipt of a $25,000 grant from the Legacy Foundation that has built a sensory room on Campagna’s campus; and a $6,368 grant from the Crown Point Community Foundation that will equip this room with sensory items. This funding will make a great impact in the therapeutic treatment of adolescent clients with intellectual / developmental disabilities and histories of trauma and/or neglect and behavioral issues in Campagna’s open residential program.

“Receiving these grants not only creates a physical sensory room, but also purchases equipment that will provide stimuli necessary to our youth with special needs, aged 11-20, to develop fundamental sensory skills, hand-to-eye coordination, and language skills for their specific social and emotional difficulties. This room/equipment will allow for self-directed stimulation as a primary activity room or for a soothing environment as a safe retreat from other activities and will enable those with any degree of ability to change/influence their environment in a positive way,” shared Elena Dwyre, CEO of Campagna Academy.

Campagna Academy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Northwest Indiana that believes the world can be changed one child a time through Restoring Hope and Building Dreams. Campagna serves over 500 youth and families per year and employs 250 staff members. For more information on Campagna’s life-changing programs, please visit www.CampagnaAcademy.org or call 219.322.8614.