By Jenna-Lee Neff
Community-oriented nonprofit notMYkid just announced the grand opening of The Well, a 13,000 square foot well-being campus in Scottsdale where youth and families can go for ongoing education, counseling, mentoring programs, and more. The new campus is located at 5310 E. Shea Boulevard.
The Well helps meet the physical, emotional, and social needs of individuals ages 10-24. Trauma-informed, certified providers who are passionate about helping individuals staff the campus with an array of programs for teens, young adults, and caregivers. The campus is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and evenings by appointment. Locals can learn more by calling 602-652-0163 or by visiting notMYkid.org.
“Our journey to opening The Well over the past six months has given us an incredible opportunity to completely transform how we serve and urgently respond to the second pandemic upon us: a mental health emergency,” says notMYkid Chief Executive Officer Kristen Polin. “Our organization, notMYkid, has worked tirelessly to pivot how we support families, schools, and communities by implementing a comprehensive mental health response. We have opened a licensed outpatient treatment center, developed critically needed peer support services, offer social emotional learning in partnership with schools, virtual webinars for caregivers, and we created a family navigation protocol to help families access the care they need.”
In addition to providing trauma-informed outpatient therapy, the well-being campus offers a full spectrum of healing modalities, including educational workshops and retreats, mindfulness and meditation, movement and yoga, sound healing, art expression, and social emotional learning.
“This is heart work for our team,” Polin shares. “We are proud of what we have built, and we are excited to share The Well with our community for many years to come.”
Following two decades of service in Arizona, notMYkid is a local 501(c)3 nonprofit that has completely transformed their services to meet the unique needs facing youth, young adults, and their families. Since 2020, the organization now offers a full continuum of life-saving prevention, early intervention, behavioral health support, and wellness programs. Their team of prevention and behavioral health experts are dedicated to helping youth and young adults overcome challenges during their most vulnerable years. Programs are traditionally delivered in schools, community organizations, at the workplace, and direct to devices via podcast and webinars. With the arrival of a global pandemic, it has not been business as usual and their commitment to quality and inclusivity led to a swift transition to in-person and technology-assisted care platforms as well as expansion into treatment services to meet the urgent and rapidly changing needs of families.