(DES MOINES, Iowa) – Ellipsis has received a grant from Variety – the Children’s Charity totaling $81,825 to fund the purchase of durable furniture and beds for the youth who utilize Ellipsis residential programs.

Ellipsis is a nonprofit organization serving central Iowa kids and families with a holistic approach to counseling and therapy, behavioral health intervention services, residential care and treatment, care coordination and family support. Ellipsis helps kids and families build healthy relationships so they can write their own story and move forward in life.

The $81,825 in grant funding from Variety will go a long way in the purchase of new, durable furniture and beds in Ellipsis’ residential care programs. Providing updated furnishings for living areas and bedrooms not only creates a more home-like atmosphere for the kids, but also serves as a safety measure for all who live and work in the space.

“We are incredibly grateful for the support of Variety – the Children’s Charity and their generous grant,” said Chris Koepplin, Ellipsis chief executive officer. “We make the best with the furniture and equipment we have, but from time to time, new items are needed. This grant makes that possible and will have a tremendous impact on the kids and families we serve.”

Chris Koepplin, Ellipsis chief executive officer

About Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa

Variety – the Children’s Charity is dedicated to improving the lives of children who are underprivileged, at-risk, critically ill or living with special needs. Grant funding is provided to programs and initiatives that directly impact the well-being of children in our community. For more information on Variety grants and programs, please visit varietyiowa.com.

About Ellipsis
Established in 2021 with the merger of Youth Homes of Mid-America and Youth Emergency Services & Shelter, Ellipsis offers resources and programs to meet the needs of Iowa’s youth and families.

An ellipsis takes the place of words left unsaid and symbolizes the potential for a new direction in a story. By providing much-needed opportunities for healing and growth, Ellipsis helps children and families in Iowa to rewrite their stories when they need it most, resulting in tangible, life-changing differences in Iowa’s communities. For more information, visit EllipsisIowa.org.