Fred Lang Foundation
|Summer Ball ticket||$100|
Punta Gorda, FL- Join us for the 10th Annual Summer Ball, Celebrating Generations of Hope, presented by Fred Lang Foundation to benefit Charlotte Behavioral Health Care. This event is an annual signature fundraiser that benefits children, adolescents, and families of Charlotte County who are in urgent need of crisis counseling, mental health counseling and/or substance abuse addiction treatment at CBHC.
This year’s Summer Ball will be held July 27th at 6:00 pm at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center in Punta Gorda. Tickets are $100 each and the event is black tie formal. Last year’s Summer Ball raised $30,000, which went directly to provide urgent health care services for our community. CBHC currently provides services to over 10,000 individuals in Charlotte County, 3,000 of which are children, who cannot afford mental health and/or substance abuse counseling.
As communities across the nation continue to place more emphasis on mental health needs, we urge you to consider supporting our efforts right here at home. Charlotte Behavioral Health Care in partnership with Fred Lang Foundation is compassionate about implementing positive changes and assisting our neighbors to strengthen Charlotte County. Our goal is to optimize behavioral health, improve quality of life and build an overall feeling of wellness for all children, adolescents and families in Charlotte County. The Fred Lang Foundation’s mission is to “help individuals find the hope for a brighter tomorrow” through effective mental health and substance abuse treatment. Without the financial assistance of the Fred Lang Foundation, some children, teens, adults and families might not be able to get the help they desperately need.
This year the theme of the Summer Ball is “Celebrating Generations of Hope” and will be a reflection of the outstanding achievements and successful accomplishments of Charlotte Behavioral Health Care throughout the years, since 1969. “We are excited that The Crashers will be providing the dancing entertainment and the event is open to the public; you do not need a formal invitation.” comments Jessica Boles, Event Chair for the 10th Annual Summer Ball.
If you would like to become a sponsor or buy tickets to the 10th Annual Summer Ball planned for July 27, 2013 at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center in Punta Gorda, please contact Jessica Boles, Director of Marketing at Charlotte Behavioral Health Care at 941-347-6407, or visit www.cbhcfl.org
A big thank you to our sponsors:
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.
2013 Board of Directors