Newtown Center For Support And Wellness Now Fully Staffed
Published: November 8, 2016- John Voket
After an extended transition and addition of two additional grant-funded workers, the Newtown Center for Support and Wellness (NCSW) is now fully staffed and ready to deliver expanded services beyond the many individuals who believe they are suffering direct or latent post-traumatic effects of the Sandy Hook tragedy.
Under the leadership of Director Jennifer Crane, MS, MFT, the four-member NCSW team is currently supporting hundreds of resident referrals, including one client who is just 4 years old, and another who is 84.
“The center aims to be the single point of entry for wellness resources providing hands-on services for Newtown residents,” Ms Crane told The Newtown Bee. “I believe that life is already difficult enough; if we can connect clients with the necessary resources, then it is my hope that no one feels alone.”
Funded by the town, Praxiar, Newtown Sandy Hook Community Foundation, and federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grants, the center also employs community care navigator Corinne Ofgang, MS, CMHC; marriage and family therapist Valerie Le Cann Jones, LMFT; and victim care navigator Tricia Pinto, an attorney whose son, Jack, was killed on 12/14. http://newtownbee.com/newtown-center-for-support-and-wellness-now-fully-staffed/