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The 2010s - Growth and Celebration

"The 2010s - Growth & Celebration"

New Services and Locations

In the 2010s, Brook Lane witnessed notable advancements in its programs and facilities. The decade commenced with the introduction of the THRIVE program in 2010, designed to support children and families grappling with Autism and sensory processing disorders. Recognizing the ongoing need for professional development, Brook Lane initiated monthly continuing education seminars in the same year, providing valuable support for area mental health professionals in meeting their licensure requirements. Following this, 2011 marked the inception of an adult partial hospitalization program (PHP), providing structured, intensive therapy during the day and allowing individuals to return home in the evenings—an approach aiming to minimize or prevent hospital stays. Concurrently, a child and adolescent PHP was established in Frederick adjacent to Laurel Hall School. In 2012, the Frederick Outpatient therapy offices were opened on Buckeystown Pike.

The years 2014 and 2015 saw significant expansion with the groundbreaking of a two-story hospital wing. This addition, completed in 2015, included 14 beds for young people and a suite of outpatient offices. The enhanced facilities featured an expanded central nurse’s station, new therapy offices, a children’s playground, and an improved waiting room with elevator access. The upper level of this new wing housed the newly constructed outpatient services area, which was completed in May. Responding to the community's needs, the Integrated Substance Use Treatment Program (InSTEP) was launched in 2018 at the North Village outpatient location. By 2019, InSTEP expanded into a dedicated space at North Village, addressing the growing demand for substance use treatment.

A 70th Celebration

The culminating event of the 2010s was the 70th Anniversary Fall Festival in 2019. On September 28th, roughly 250 people gathered for the celebration on the main campus. The festivities included lunch, games, and activities such as face painting, a bean bag toss, sack races, a balloon artist, an apple cider station, and photo booths. Tours were offered to showcase Brook Lane's rich history, with staff members stationed at six different tour stops throughout the expansive 115-acre campus. Attendees included board members, past and present staff members, and volunteers, some dating back to the 1950s. Memories were shared as attendees browsed through seventy years-worth of photos together.

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