$10K do­na­tion for cen­tre

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The Com­mon well Mu­tual In­surance Group has do­nated $10,000 to the Chil­dren’s Treat­ment Cen­tre in Corn­wall as part of its C.A.R.E (Cre­ate a Rip­ple Ef­fect) pro­gram. The do­na­tion will be used to fi­nance free trans­porta­tion to crit­i­cal coun­selling for chil­dren who have suf­fered sex­ual and phys­i­cal abuse.

The cen­tre, which coun­sels chil­dren aged five to 18, has helped about 2,500 chil­dren since it opened in 1996.

The fa­cil­ity “pro­vides life-chang­ing ser­vices to chil­dren in need,” said Tim Shauf, Pres­i­dent and CEO of The Com­mon well Mu­tual In­surance Group. “We are hon­oured to as­sist in trans­porta­tion to en­sure noth­ing stands in the way of fam­i­lies re­ceiv­ing sup­port from the chil­dren’s treat­ment cen­tre.”

The do­na­tion will help the cen­tre off­set the cost of as­sist­ing fam­i­lies who can­not af­ford to pay for trans­porta­tion. In 2016, the cen­tre paid out over $16,000 to pro­vide gas for vol­un­teer driv­ers.

“This un­selfish do­na­tion is en­tirely con­sis­tent with The Com­mon well phi­los­o­phy and track record of pub­lic ser­vice,” says cen­tre pres­i­dent Don Fair­weather.

The Chil­dren’s Treat­ment Cen­tre pro­vides three pro­grams to chil­dren and ado­les­cents. Each pro­gram fo­cuses on as­sess­ment, coun­selling and re­cov­ery from the trau­matic ef­fects of the abuse they have suf­fered.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

CEN­TRE HELPERS: Chil­dren’s Treat­ment Cen­tre vol­un­teer driv­ers, Hugh Primeau, Mary Lalonde and Claude Doth with Lynne Hur­tubise, of The Com­mon­well Mu­tual In­surance Group, Don Fair­weather, Pres­i­dent of the Chil­dren’s Treat­ment Cen­tre, and vol­un­teer driver Lyle Van Allen.

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