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Child Guidance Center Receives $35K Grant

Fairfield County Community Foundation grant will help agency meet surging demand for trauma treatment for children to age 19 in Norwalk, New Canaan, Darien, Westport, Weston and Wilton.

The Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County ("the Center") announced receiving a grant of $35,000 from the Fairfield County Community Foundation (FCCF).

“We are pleased to support the Center’s evidence-based programs addressing the trauma challenges of our community’s children, youth and their families,” said FCCF Program Director, Nancy M. von Euler in a release.

“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,” said Stuart Greenbaum, Executive Director of the Center in a release.   

The Center approached FCCF to ask if there was any financial help available to fund the surge in demand for trauma-related treatment services. FCCF issued a $35,000 grant to support the Center’s Trauma-focused Treatment Programs for Children and Youth (to age 19).

The Center works with children, youth (birth to age 19) 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 was founded in 1956, it has provided comprehensive mental and behavioral health services to thousands of children and their families.

All services are available to area families without regard to race, religion, ethnic group, gender, or physical ability. Fees are determined on an ability-to-pay basis. For more information, call 203.299.1315 or visit www.childguidancemfct.org.

The Fairfield County Community Foundation promotes the growth of community and regional philanthropy to improve the quality of life throughout Fairfield County. Individuals, families, corporations and organizations can establish charitable funds and contribute to existing funds. 

The Foundation also provides philanthropic advisory services, and develops and leads initiatives to tackle critical community issues. It is in compliance with the Council on Foundations’ national standards for community foundations. The Foundation has awarded over $168 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and beyond. For more information, visit the Foundation's website.  

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