LEWISTON, Idaho – With the help of a $200,000 donation from Regence BlueShield of Idaho, Northwest Children’s Home (NCH) has completed its remodel of Vision House, a treatment program for boys ages 6 to 12.  This project added more than 900 square feet of space for children to receive individual and group therapy.  It also updated the fire safety system throughout the residential facility.

“Northwest Children’s Home is an amazing resource for our community,” says Scott Kreiling, president of Regence BlueShield of Idaho. “They provide a safe place for children facing behavioral and emotional difficulties, and give them the support they need to lead healthy, successful lives. The expansion of NCH’s Lewiston campus will help make a difference in the lives of even more children.”

Last year, Regence designated NCH as a Community Partner Organization. As part of that three-year partnership, Regence provided NCH with primary funding to complete a three-phase construction project on its Lewiston campus.  Phase two of the project is now complete with the remodel and expansion of the Vision House.

Rod Wilson, NCH executive director added, “Every day we see children who face tremendous challenges. To most effectively provide them the treatment and care they need, we ourselves needed better facilities. It is incredible to see the difference these campus improvements are making. Thanks to the support from Regence and other key partners, we have already improved our ability to serve children by providing an enhanced space to offer education, therapy, and recreational activities. We could not be more grateful.”

Additional funding and services for the Vision House project were provided by: The Troxell Foundation; Clearwater Paper; Zions Bank; Best Buy Flooring; Solid Rock Construction and Castellaw Kom Architects.

About Northwest Children’s Home

Established in 1908, Northwest Children’s Home provides residential treatment and educational services to abused, neglected and abandoned children ages 6-17. For more information about Northwest Children’s Home or to make a donation visit www.northwestchildrenshome.org

About Regence BlueShield of Idaho
Regence BlueShield of Idaho is a leading health plan in Idaho with about 160,000 members, offering health, life and dental insurance. Regence BlueShield of Idaho is a nonprofit mutual insurance company and an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Regence BlueShield of Idaho is affiliated with Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah and Regence BlueShield (selected counties in Washington). Together, the companies serve more than two million members in the Northwest/Intermountain Region. The Regence affiliated companies are committed to improving the health of its members and communities and to transforming the health care system. For more information, please visit www.regence.com or www.twitter.com/RegenceIdaho.