The Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre is Supported by The Communities Foundation
We are excited to share another amazing giveback from our 20th-anniversary celebration. The Communities Foundation Pembroke and Petawawa teams were thrilled to be able to donate $1,000 to the Robbie Dean Centre. The Robbie Dean Centre was developed as a result of a mother’s grief after she lost her son to depression, and did not have access to the support and resources their family needed at the time. To ensure other families in the area did not have to go through the same struggle, she established the centre to support the community.
The Foundation was created for employees to express appreciation and demonstrate their support for communities. Laurette LaPlante, the Director, of the Western Financial Group Communities Foundation, said: “During this pandemic, it has been proven that many people are struggling with their mental health. The Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre is there to help with all areas of a person’s wellbeing. It offers both family and individual care, which is a unique model. It is important to change the stigma of mental illness and support those that need it as much as we support the physical wellbeing of our community members. We are so proud to be able to donate to this centre, which will allow community members to find a place that will help them regardless of what part of their body needs the help.”