Center for Child Counseling Reception Celebrating 15 Years of Healing Hearts in Palm Beach County
West Palm Beach, Fla. (June 28, 2014) --- The Center for Child Counseling hosted a special reception at the Palm Healthcare Pavilion, 15 Years of Healing Hearts, to celebrate the Center’s 15 year anniversary. Community leaders, professionals, and business partners attended this special event where the organization’s founder, Jane Robinson, was honored for her vision and dedication to helping the youngest children in our community.
Two mothers, Sybil and Jennifer, shared their personal stories reflecting on how the agency, founded as All ‘Bout Children in 1999, impacted the lives of their families. Jennifer Hardiman, mother of Alex and the Center’s volunteer Development Chair, spoke about her family’s journey after adopting Alex from an orphanage in Russia. “Alex played out his early experiences in the Play Therapy room…lining up the toys, just like the orphanage. Jane helped Alex work through that trauma in a safe environment and he is now thriving. We are so thankful.”
Guests attending included Palm Healthcare Foundation and Quantum Foundation staff, Don Chester, Assistant Administrator at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Tradrick McCoy, Legislative Assistant to Representative Bobby Powell, Dr. Ted Greeer, CEO at Center for Family Services, and Beth Walton, CEO of Town of Palm Beach United Way. Florida Community Bank and Fabuluxe Events sponsored the event.
We are so grateful to our supporters over the past fifteen years,” stated Renée Layman, the Center’s Chief Executive Officer. “We continue to expand Jane’s vision of helping the youngest children in our community who have experienced abuse, neglect, and violence. She started this work in our community before most of us knew you could work with such young children…now research shows that early intervention is critical. We are so grateful for the donors and funders who share our vision of developing healthier families and communities by investing in our youngest citizens.”