Champions for Children Gala Returns to Benefit The Child & Family Guidance Center

The Child and Family Guidance Center will host the return of its Champions for Children Benefit Cocktail Gala on May 30th at The Shorehaven Golf Club in Norwalk, CT. Tickets and information can be found at www.cfguidance.org or by calling 203-394-6529 ext. 3069.

With offices in Bridgeport, Stratford and Norwalk, The Child and Family Guidance Center provides children’s mental healthcare and complementary support services throughout Fairfield County. The benefit will fund crucial programs and operations that are challenged by stagnating government grant sources and a rise in demand for services.

The event honors retiring Board member Ann Owens who has served on the Center’s Board of Directors since the early 2000s. “We’ve been exceptionally fortunate to have had Ann’s steady leadership through the years, and the Board is excited to have this opportunity to acknowledge her service to the children and families of Greater Bridgeport,” said Board of Directors Chairperson Dana Scinto. Mrs. Owens is s life-long resident of Bridgeport, retired teacher, mother, grandmother, and wife of the late Honorable Howard T. Owens.

Connecticut’s Attorney General William Tong will be in attendance as the Center’s Special Guest Honoree and Speaker.“Our staff and Board of Directors are thrilled that Attorney General Tong will be with us to celebrate our vision that all children in Fairfield County will be emotionally and psychologically healthy so that they can reach their maximum potential at home, at school and in life,” said President/CEO Michael Patota.

Guests will have a chance to learn more about The Child and Family Guidance Center from Board Members, clinicians, staff, and a former participant in one of their parenting programs. The event will feature a silent auction, hearty appetizers, and fun cocktails. General and VIP Tickets and Sponsorships start at $125.00.

The special fundraising gala is made possible thanks to generous sponsoring organizations, event in-kind gift partners, silent auction donors, and a growing number of individual supporters. R.D. Scinto Corporation has generously stepped up once again as a Ring of Champions Sponsor, and Shorehaven Golf Club is providing generous in-kind sponsorship of its facility. “The generosity of local corporate and business neighbors and organizations like R.D. Scinto, The Ann T. D'Addario Foundation, Pullman and Colmey, Mutual of America and Barnum Financial Services goes a long way toward funding the work we do," said Director of Development and Communications Hannah Albee. "And it gives our growing community of donors a chance to come together to support they cause they care so much about,”  Tickets, Sponsorship information, silent auction donation forms, and journal ad forms are available and can be found on the event web page or by contacting Ms. Albee at (203) 394-6529 x3069.

About The Child and Family Guidance Center: Since 1925, The Child and Family Guidance Center has helped children and families who struggle with mental health issues. Our 14 programs are structured around three pillars of service: Child and Youth Counseling Services, Youth in Crisis, and Family Support Services. The mission of The Child & Family Guidance Center is to provide culturally informed mental health services and complementary supports to children, teenagers, and their families, regardless of their ability to pay. In Fiscal Year 2018, the center served more than 4,000 children and families, over 80% of whom were low income, and over 80% had experienced trauma. Our goal is for all Fairfield County children to be emotionally and psychologically healthy so that they can reach their maximum potential at home, at school, and in life.  For more information, visit www.cfguidance.org



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