Child Targeted | Highlands Cashiers Well being Basis

Problem: Winter – 2023

Highlands Cashiers Well being Basis makes good on its promise to serve everybody on the Plateau, together with the youngest amongst us.


Earlier than the shut of 2022, Highlands Cashiers Well being Basis introduced it had awarded a grant to the Boys and Ladies Membership of the Plateau that may fund a brand new leisure therapist place at its Cashiers facility. One aim of this grant is to enhance the bodily, psychological, and emotional well-being of children from Cashiers, Highlands, and the encompassing communities by means of mentorship and actions that encourage wholesome habits; scale back melancholy, stress, nervousness; and construct confidence and socialization abilities.

Headquartered in Atlanta, the Boys & Ladies Golf equipment of America is a nationwide group of native chapters offering providers to younger folks, together with after-school applications. 

“Given our Basis’s growth to deal with our communities’ rising wants for psychological well being and wellness providers, we’re happy to accomplice with the Boys and Ladies Membership of the Plateau on this vital initiative,” expressed Robin Tindall, CEO and Government Director of HCHF.  “Their evidenced-based leisure remedy program is a vital part to the array of providers that help our mission of lifting well being and well-being, collectively.”

The membership’s Director of Well being and Wellness Brandon Norwood, LRT, CTRS added: “Too usually youngsters are simply written off as only a dangerous child. Perhaps that child is simply going by means of some stuff, so let’s attempt to determine what we are able to do to assist.”

Moreover, a brand new internship program for leisure remedy college students at Western Carolina College is being developed. This new program will permit the membership to help extra youth whereas offering one of many few native internships accessible on the Plateau.

Carmen Waite, CEO of Boys and Ladies Membership of the Plateau, commented that any and all efforts in the direction of aiding, defending, and equipping struggling youngsters is a win-win for communities: “Having been a volunteer right here first, working intently with the children and now within the chief govt officer place, I undoubtedly see a distinction in our children and the struggles that they face. We actually need our children to achieve their most potential. To do this, they should have educational success, but in addition self-confidence and social/emotional well-being. I actually do imagine we are able to make a big impact in each youngster’s shallowness right here on the membership. It’s thrilling to have a program that we all know could make that affect.”

By way of partnerships with organizations, key stakeholders, and caring donors, the Highlands Cashiers Well being Basis works to make optimistic and lasting change by means of investing in initiatives and applications that advance modern options and enhancements in peoples’ well being and well-being.


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