November 9, 2010 
Thank You UPS Volunteers!!!

Excelsior has Spooktaluar Halloween

UPS Volunteers

 by Vicki Sicard, Recreation Coordinator 


Halloween and all the fun that surrounds the holiday began early at Excelsior this year.  On Friday October 15th, Excelsior Youth Center hosted its Annual Spook-talur Halloween Carnival.  Many of the girls look forward to this day, as it is filled with carnival games, face painting and lots of treats.   Our event this year was extra special as many staff and community volunteers jumped in to help with the event. Keep reading. 

In This Issue
Excelsior has Spooktaluar Halloween
Helping Girls Through The Holidays
Specialty Treatment Cottage
Holiday Appeal
Halloween Decorating Contest
New Excelsior Website
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Advice From Excelsior Staff

Helping  Girls Get Through The Holidays

by John E. Christie MA, LPC   


The holidays can be a time of great joy and comfort. Family gatherings, re-connecting with relatives and good food are just some of the events. However, this is not the case for some people. All the events listed above can have negative connotations as well.  Keep Reading.


New Program


Excelsior Opens Specialty Treatment Cottage

        by Marty Zaffaroni, MA, Treatment and Team Coordinator


October 18th, Excelsior opened Summit Cottage to our girls who have been diagnosed with Conduct Disorder.  This Strength Based unit will utilize a Restorative Justice Model of treatment that will meet the needs of girls between the ages of 15-18 years of age who do not respond to the general cottage milieu. 


To read more about this new program, click here.



Holiday Appeal


Holiday Gift Giving

by Kathy Graveley, Director of Development


Excelsior does its very best to brighten the holidays. However, with financial restrictions in this economic climate, Excelsior is reaching out today to see if you can help with our Holiday Appeal. 


To read more about how you can help, click here.



Halloween Activities


Excelsior Halloween Decorating Contest

by Joan Gabrielson, Executive Director


centennial busEach of Excelsior's 11 treatment teams participated in a cottage decorating contest.  Staff and girls worked side by side to turn their cottages into funny, scary or historic scenes.  Read more.



New Excelsior Website


Excelsior Launches New Website 


"This new Website is streamlined and easy to navigate; it should be a good tool for familiies, workers and employees."  


--Jim Uhernik

 Director of Business Development and Admissions