The Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County has received a $35,000 grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation.
"We are pleased to support the center's evidence-based programs addressing the trauma challenges of our community's children, youth and their families," FCCF Program Director Nancy M. von Euler said.
"The center has recently established a specially trained group of clinicians in trauma informed evaluation and treatment in order to meet the growing need to care for children and youth affected by witnessing or being victims of traumatic events," Stuart Greenbaum, executive director of the center, said. "This $35,000 grant from FCCF further enables the Child Guidance Center to provide these critical services to our community's most vulnerable children and youth. We are most grateful to FCCF for this generous grant."
The center approached the FCCF to ask if there was any financial help available to fund the surge in demand for trauma-related treatment services. The grant will support the center's trauma-focused treatment programs for children and youth.
The center works with children and youth and their families facing behavioral health crises. The children are often the most at-risk and behaviorally challenged youth in the community.
Since the Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County was founded in 1956, it has provided comprehensive mental and behavioral health services to thousands of children and their families in Norwalk, Westport, Weston, Wilton, New Canaan and Darien.