• OPTIONS Long Awaited Building Breaks Ground

    August 28, 2019
    Brehm Preparatory School Foundation (Brehm
    Foundation) will break ground for the new OPTIONS Transitions to Independence (OPTIONS)
    building on Friday, September 20th at 9:30am.

    Serving its maximum capacity, OPTIONS has long outgrown its current 5,000 square foot
    building located on Lewis Lane. To address the growing need for services for young adults with
    learning disabilities, Brehm Foundation launched a “Dual Vision” Capital Campaign. The first
    phase of the Campaign was completed in the Summer of 2018, where 4 dormitories on Brehm’s
    High School Campus received updated and upgraded bath and restroom facilities.

    The new 11,000 square foot building will be located on the Brehm Campus, next to the Brehm
    Administration Building, allowing OPTIONS to fully benefit from the campus infrastructure. The
    building will contain 6 classrooms, Speech and Language resource offices, Life Skills and
    Clinical offices, Arrowsmith, and the OPTIONS Administrative offices. The expanded facility will
    allow OPTIONS to provide services for 75 young adults with learning disabilities.

    Funding for the new building has come from private donors, consisting of Brehm Stakeholders,
    Board of Trustees, Board of Directors, Staff/Faculty, Current Families, and Alumni Families.

    OPTIONS is a comprehensive, transformational program for young adults with learning
    disabilities with the mission to empower students with learning disabilities and differences to
    recognize and optimize their potential throughout their lives.

    For more information, contact:

    Erin Camfield
    618.457.0371
    erin.camfield@brehm.org
    Contact:
    Erin Camfield
    618-457-0371