(CHATHAM, ONTARIO) – Monday, April 29 the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation launched their Mother’s Day appeal, in support of the Butterfly Building Campaign. Due to the addition of new programs, caseload growth, strong demand and changing client needs, the Chatham-Kent Children’s Treatment Centre Kent (CTC-CK) is in need of new expanded building. Local fundraising support has been strong and a location on McNaughton Ave. West has been chosen as the new site. Advocacy continues to obtain Ministry funding sooner in order to set a construction date.
“As a mom, I would do anything to help by baby. But when Edward was 4 months old, it was apparent I needed help looking after my child with special needs.” Tracy Bultje “I turned to the Children’s Treatment Centre for help.”
Like Tracy, many mothers of children with special needs require extra help and they turn to the Children’s Treatment Centre. The CTC-CK has been helping local families for over 70 years. In recent years, the number of children needing CTC-CK services has increased dramatically with 1 in 7 kids in Chatham-Kent using services provided by the Centre.
“This Mother’s Day, you can help local mothers and children by donating to the Children’s Treatment Centre’s Butterfly Building Campaign” states Mike Genge, Executive Director. “Your donation will help other mom’s access special therapy for their precious children.”
The Mother’s Day appeal will run from April 29 until May 13, with a celebration ceremony to be held on May 18. More information can be found on www.ctc-ck.com
The Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent works to raise community awareness and funds for the Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent, which provides quality care to children in our community who have physical, developmental or communication challenges.