Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Redevelopment of Fulton County Youth Focused Facility | Print |

Commissioner Joan P. Garner, Fulton County Commissioner for District 6, Zachary Williams, County Manager Patrice A. Harris, Health Services Director and Troy White, Housing and Human Services Director led a groundbreaking ceremony on March 27, 2012 to officially mark the start of redevelopment of the Oak Hill Child, Adolescent and Family Center located at 2805 Metropolitan Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30315. 

The Oak Hill Child, Adolescent and Family Center focuses on reducing health disparities among children and youth by emphasizing health, prevention and wellness, early childhood development, nutrition, learning, fitness, and youth employment.  Reducing the negative impact of childhood asthma and childhood obesity for young residents will also be emphasized in the programming planned for the 22-acre campus.

Services offered at Oak Hill will address a variety of challenges facing children and youth including behavioral healthcare, primary care with a teen health clinic and an Education Center.  The Education Center will house a resource room in partnership with Fulton County libraries, a teaching kitchen (nutrition education), and a youth workforce development (job assistance).  The campus will also feature a community garden, a gymnasium, walking trails and a daycare center for client use while attending appointments on campus.

In June 2010, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners approved a $5.4 million bond awarded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to renovate the 64 year old gated and secure 22-acre campus located at 2805 Metropolitan Parkway, SW in Atlanta, GA.  Construction renovation is expected to be completed in the fall of 2012.

For more information about the Oak Hill Child, Adolescent and Family Center, log-on to www.oakhillkids.org.