Thursday, July 2, 2020

Children’s Treatment Centre seeking support

(Submitted photo)

Since 2011, the Children’s Treatment Centre has continuously requested government funding for a new building due to significant caseload and program growth, and to provide the best service and facility for the community.

The current Centre was built to serve 250 kids.

The Centre currently serves caseloads totaling 4,980 children and youth with over 1,000 children waiting for programs.

Children’s Treatment Centre officials say they thank their donors for the fantastic local fundraising support, but in order to proceed, they also need government funding.

“We wish to keep the community informed,” Children’s Treatment Centre officials said in a media release.

Here are some details from Children’s Treatment Centre officials:


The Children’s Treatment Centre has a sign posted on their desired new location on McNaughton Ave. East, however, they have not broken ground due to the need for provincial funding. The construction underway on McNaughton Ave East is the new St. Angela Merici Catholic Elementary School.


In order to start construction, the Children’s Treatment Centre requires both local fundraising and government funding. The successful local fundraising has demonstrated strong community support, and they are
very grateful for the generous donors.

They are competing for provincial funding, and advocating to be considered a priority with support from local MPP’s Rick Nicholls and MPP Monte McNaughton, as well as the Municipality.

How to help

Client and family ambassadors are reaching out to ask for letters of support. Past clients and current Centre Ambassadors, Ashley Gialelem and Cristian Picard, know first hand the need for a new Centre.

Cristian states: “It’s time for a new Children’s Treatment Centre for a brighter tomorrow.”

Ashley added: “Our voices need to be heard. I know we can do this together. Please visit, or I can help you with letters by calling 519-354-0520, ext. 158, or email me at agialelem@ctc”

For more information

Contact Donna Litwin-Makey, Executive Director, Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent, 519-354-0520, ext. 228 or

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