Montlake-based nonprofit Boyer Children’s Clinic announced its new Southeast Seattle satellite location, which will allow the agency to serve up to 10 percent more children with the neuromuscular disorders in the area. It had a “soft opening” in January.
The new location brings occupational, physical and speech/language therapy services to serve up to 80 additional children in the Seattle area. The opening is in response to five years of Boyer studies and surveys on the incidences of developmental delay in the community and the number of children receiving services. These studies have shown as many as 50 percent of the eligible children in some areas in Southeast Seattle are not being referred to Boyer for services.
The new South Seattle Satellite is located in the Seattle Children’s PlayGarden at Colman Field, at 24th Avenue South and South Grand Street, in Rainier Valley. Boyer rented 600 square feet from the PlayGarden, including use of the outside play areas that have been designed specifically to accommodate children of all ages and abilities.