Virginia Treatment Center for Children renames program in honor of Cameron K. Gallagher

Virginia Treatment Center for Children, the child and adolescent division of the VCU Department of Psychiatry and the pediatric psychiatric service of Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, will rename its Children’s Mental Health Resource Center the Cameron K. Gallagher Mental Health Resource Center following a $250,000 gift from the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation.

A ribbon-cutting to mark the name change will be held April 17 at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children. Media interested in attending may RSVP by contacting Kate Marino at (804) 229-6069 or

WHAT:   Public announcement, ribbon-cutting and naming ceremony

WHEN:   Wednesday, April 17, 6-8 p.m.
               Pre-event media interviews available beginning at 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Virginia Treatment Center for Children
               1308 Sherwood Ave.                

WHO:     Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation
               CHoR representatives
               Families, friends and supporters of children’s mental health care 

The Children’s Mental Health Resource Center helps providers and families understand the mental health options available for children and adolescents and assists them in finding therapists, psychiatrists or other appropriate services.

The Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation has supported the work of the Children’s Mental Health Resource Center since 2014 when David and Grace Gallagher started the foundation in memory of their daughter, Cameron. Prior to passing away unexpectedly from an undiagnosed heart condition at age 16, Cameron battled depression and anxiety and had a dream to help other teens struggling with mental health conditions.