Compass Health Announces $14 Million Capital Campaign for Broadway Campus Redevelopment

Compass Health Announces $14 Million Capital Campaign for Broadway Campus Redevelopment

EVERETT, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 13, 2022–

Compass Health is building the future of behavioral healthcare in the region and community members have a vital role to play. Today, the non-profit organization publicly launched This isTime: The Campaign for Compass Healtha $14 million capital campaign to fund a state-of-the-art facility designed to meet the intensive mental health needs of Northwest Washington’s most vulnerable populations.

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Compass Health Phase II Rendering (Graphic: Business Wire)

Compass Health’s first-ever fundraising campaign has already raised over $10 million from major funders, more than 70% of the campaign goal. To date, the organization has received $3 million from the Sunderland Foundation, $2 million in community project funding championed by U.S. Representative Rick Larsen, $1 million from the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, $1 million from the Norcliffe Foundation and $600,000 from Premera Blue Cross, as well as over 30 major private donations.

“The champions of this project are community members who care about meeting some of the most pressing needs facing our region,” said Tom Sebastian, President and CEO of Compass Health. “We are grateful for the support we have received from philanthropic organizations, legislators, business leaders and dedicated community and neighbors who wholeheartedly believe in our mission and vision for the Broadway campus redevelopment project. “

Tom Kozaczynski, who leads the fundraising campaign as Compass Health’s director of advancement, said the facility’s goal has resonated deeply with community members as it presents a unique opportunity to be part of the solution to solve the problem. increasing mental health needs in the region. The campaign focuses on action, advocating:

  • It’s time to to build the future of behavioral health with architecture, design and function that reflects the sophistication and clinical excellence of the world-class care delivered here.
  • It’s time to invest in the solutions to the most visible and pressing needs of our region preventing complex mental health conditions from escalating and diverting frequent use of emergency services.
  • It’s time to Support recovery, hope and dignity through an environment specifically designed to empower community members with intensive behavioral health needs.
  • It’s time to create a magnet for mental health professionals with a workplace that attracts the team members needed to meet the growing care demands of our region.
  • It’s time to law regional with a state-of-the-art campus that will benefit community members, first responders, healthcare partners and more in Northwest Washington.

“We appreciate all the donors who have been involved in this campaign so far, as they have undoubtedly helped bring us to this point,” Kozaczynski added. “This is an ambitious project on all levels, but with the continued support of individuals, businesses and foundations in our community, we are confident that we will meet our fundraising goal and provide this resource. essential for the region.

The facility — the second in a three-phase campus redevelopment — will house evidence-based treatment programs and services for people with acute mental health needs. For example, a 16-bed involuntary assessment and treatment unit will allow providers to connect adults with behavioral health conditions to acute inpatient services with support available 24 hours a day. adults with behavioral disorders who require less-intensity care that focuses on long-term, consistent contact and outreach, providers can enroll patients in the program and available outpatient services, helping these people avoid emergencies or stays in hospitalization.

To further reduce the demand on local resources, such as hospitals, law enforcement, and community responders, the facility will house a 16-bed voluntary crisis triage center to provide short-term support to those in need. behavioral health crisis. The center will allow law enforcement to drive in, allowing first responders to bring those in crisis directly to the center for immediate care. Treating mental health crises in the triage center is also more cost effective and results in better outcomes than visits to the emergency room or hospital, which are not designed or equipped to meet these needs.

“This facility will provide the compassionate and effective care delivery system our community needs to address the mental health challenges that weigh so heavily on us,” said Dr. Gregg Jantz, Founder of The Center – A Place of Hope, and contributor to This isTime. “In my eyes, and in the eyes of many, Compass Health is the bridge of hope, and through this project they are only strengthening and expanding that bridge. It is such a timely and important project, and my wife and I are proud to support it. I encourage everyone to learn more about the ways this facility will benefit our community and do what they can to help as the need for it is growing. big every day.

Overall, the facility is expected to be completed in early 2025 at a cost of $64 million. In addition to the $14 million the campaign is seeking to raise, Compass Health has received a significant investment from Washington State, including $21 million from competitive and direct appropriations. Philanthropic and public funding sources will help Compass Health leverage investments from the federal New Markets Tax Credit program that will provide an additional $10-12 million, and the remaining balance of the project will be secured by funding sources. private.

Compass Health expects the facility to have the capacity to serve approximately 1,500 people at more than 30,000 service locations each year. Importantly, people will be able to remain in the community during treatment, allowing for family visits, coordination of care, and a more seamless transition to other services when they are ready for less intensive care.

“One of the most important aspects of Compass Health’s care delivery is that we focus on providing community-based treatment,” said Stacey Alles, Compass Health’s Chief Operating Officer. “It allows us to help clients where they are, and through this rapid treatment, we can improve outcomes and the overall health of our communities. This new facility will allow residents to access immediate care for their needs, providing alternative options to hospitalizations and ensuring that necessary access and support is maintained, for as long as they need it.

Leaders of the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, one of the campaign’s main funders, said Compass Health’s ability to work alongside customers and community partners is important.

“Our benefactor, Jack Murdock, believed strongly in the importance of investing in resources that support the mental health of individuals,” said Pauline Fong, Program Director at the Murdock Trust. “Organizations like Compass Health are doing vital work both building resources but also partnering with community organizations to provide comprehensive support to those in need.

Compass Health’s Broadway Campus Redevelopment Project encompasses the entire 3300 block of Broadway in Everett and accommodates a wide range of behavioral health services. Its 81-unit permanent supportive housing, Andy’s Place, officially opened in May 2021 and is now fully leased.

“It’s exciting to be at a point where we can invite the community to be part of this initiative, which will not only transform a block in downtown Everett, but will transform behavioral healthcare in the Northwest. of Washington,” added Sebastian.

To learn more about the It’s time Capital Campaign and to donate, visit For more information on the entire Broadway campus redevelopment, visit

About Compass Health

Compass Health is Northwest Washington’s leader in behavioral healthcare. A community health care agency, Compass Health integrates behavioral health and medical care services to form a key section of the community safety net and serve clients and others in need of care and support. From comprehensive mental health treatment to crisis prevention and intervention, supportive housing, children’s services, community education and more, the nonprofit profit serves people of all ages in Snohomish, Skagit, Island, San Juan and Whatcom counties.

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