Fred Lang Foundation
Fred Lang Foundation Awards Funds Raised by the 12th Annual Summer Ball to aid Charlotte Behavioral Health Care
Punta Gorda – The Fred Lang Foundation awarded Charlotte Behavioral Health Care with a $43,000 grant to be utilized for children, adolescents and family services. Mrs. Miranda Fields, Vice-President of the Foundation, was very pleased to present the grant to CBHC’s CEO, Jay Glynn. This grant was possible due the generosity of those sponsoring and attending the 12th Annual Summer Ball.
A designated portion of this year’s grant will be applied towards the funding of the Specialty Summer Camp Program at Charlotte Behavioral Health Care, Art & Soul Summer Camp. This program will allow 25 children seen at CBHC to attend this specialty summer camp for Expressive Arts and Dance.
The remaining portion of the grant will be used for funding a part time children’s therapist strictly dedicated to child/adolescent crisis stabilization at CBHC’s CSU, providing evaluation and therapy, medication management and monitoring.
“We are fortunate that the Fred Lang Foundation continues to support CBHC and allows us to add services for children and adolescents. The dollars raised go a long way.” says Jessica Potts, Director of Public Relations at Charlotte Behavioral Health Care. “Year after year the Foundation continues to make a valuable investment in our communities’ future and their commitment will pay off in Charlotte County for years to come.”
If you would like to become a sponsor or donor for the 13th Annual Summer Ball planned for July 23, 2016 at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center, please contact the Fred Lang Foundation today. The Foundation greatly accepts donations and gifts throughout the year. For more information, call Jessica Potts, Director of Public Relations CBHC, 941-347-6407 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special thanks to the following for sponsoring last year’s 12th Annual Summer Ball:
Active Door and Window
Frohlich, Gordon & Beason, Atorneys at Law
Fawcett Memorial Hospital
Panther Hollow Dental Lodge
Lee Memorial Health Systems
Indian American Cultural Center
Dee’s and Dee’s, CPA
Wotitzky, Wotitzky, Ross & McKinley Attorneys at Law
Dale’s Air Conditioning and Heating
Nicholas and Sarah Lang
Port Charlotte Rehabilitation Center
McCrory Law Firm
Carol Stevens, DDS
Kevin Shirley, Attorney at Law
The Fred Lang Foundation’s mission is to aid individuals find the hope for a brighter tomorrow through effective mental health and substance abuse treatment. Funds from the Foundation are donated to non profit Charlotte Behavioral Health Care to underwrite services for low income residents of Charlotte County. Without the Fred Lang Foundation’s assistance, some children, teens, adults and families might not be able to get the help they need. The Fred Lang Foundation is named for Fred Lang, a former minister and late husband of Margo Lang, a retired Charlotte County school psychologist who has made it her mission to increase the availability of mental health services to Charlotte County children and adults who can least afford them. The Fred Lang Foundation Board of Directors membership is comprised of our community’s leaders from various professional backgrounds who are committed and dedicated to following the Foundation’s mission. They strive to bring “hope for a brighter tomorrow” through fundraising, donations and endowments to provide treatment at Charlotte Behavioral Health Care for Charlotte County’s children, adolescents, adults and families. Programs Fred Lang Foundation funds: B.R.A.G. Program– BRAG is a group therapy program designed specially for children and their parents. This is a nationally recognized parenting and family strengthening program. Brag is an evidence-based family skills training program found to significantly reduce problem behaviors, delinquency and substance abuse in children, and to improve social skills and school performance. Through participation, parents can strengthen bonds with their children and learn more effective parenting skills while their children learn healthy coping skills. CAST Program- CAST is geared for teens who may be struggling with depression and anxiety who would benefit from learning life skills in a small group positive peer atmosphere. CAST is a prevention program for teens that provides life-skills guidance utilizing peer and group encouragement. The goal of the CAST program is to assist teens with learning life skills in a positive peer supported setting. The Foundation provides fund for a part time therapist at our Children’s Unit at the Crisis Stabilization Unit. Fred Lang Foundation also funds a Specialized Children’s Trauma training for child therapists. The dollars spent this year will improve our treatment models for our local children with sexual abuse and other trauma issues. The Foundation provides funding of a Specialty Summer Camp Program at Charlotte Behavioral Health Care. This summer camp will allow 25 children seen at CBHC to attend this specialty summer camp for Expressive Arts and more.
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