RBC FOUNDATION SUPPORTS CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH
The RBC Foundation donates $25,000 to Children’s Treatment Centre’s Life Links Program
CHATHAM, ONTARIO (January 20, 2020) – The RBC Foundation, through their Youth Mental Well-being Project, donated $25,000 to the Children’s Treatment Centre’s Life Links program.
The Children’s Treatment Centre’s Life Links program supports children and youth with special needs, transitioning into adulthood, with discovering and pursuing their unique interests of becoming active and contributing adult members of their community. Life Links staff assist clients with identifying goals, gaining skills, and planning after high school such as exploring employment, continued education, volunteerism and independent living.
Currently, the Centre’s Life Links program is the only provider of one-on-one transition facilitation in Chatham-Kent for children and youth with special needs, and there is very limited advocacy and resources for connecting and transitioning children and youth with special needs to appropriate community resources.
“The Children’s Treatment Centre and Foundation are incredibly excited about RBC Foundation’s continued partnership and support of our Life Links program.” States Donna Litwin-Makey, Executive Director of the Children’s Treatment Centre. “Grants from organizations like the RBC Foundation are significant to the Centre in that they help support our enhanced programs- such as Social Work, Recreation and Music Therapy- that are not covered by core government funding.”
This year’s funding from the RBC Foundation will help ensure that the Children’s Treatment Centre and Foundation can continue providing quality transition facilitation services to children and youth with special needs, throughout Chatham-Kent.