CYF’s Child First Program Celebrates Mothers

For the 4th year in a row, staff of the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s Center For Youth and Families (CYF) and its Child First Program held a special day designed especially for the mothers and female caregivers of children and families that receive care in their programs. Held in advance of Mother’s Day, fifty local mothers and female caregivers were welcomed in celebration of the strength, love and hope they provide every day.

Offerings included a pop-up clothing and accessory boutique that was made possible by donations from local residents and supporters, an anonymous angel, and the staff at both the Center for Youth & Families and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. It included clothing, jewelry, and self-care items that participants could choose from at no charge.

In addition, mothers were treated to massages donated for the third year in a row by Marion LeMay, LMT, of Wolcott . Attendees also enjoyed refreshments, lunch, a raffle, and special swag gift bags with items donated by CHH staff.

The Center for Youth & Families, the children’s behavioral health department of Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, is an accredited Child Advocacy Center and professional mental health agency that assists children, adolescents and their families with emotional, behavioral, developmental, and family difficulties. CYF’s approach is wide-ranging, beginning with a thorough and sensitive evaluation of the “whole” child in the context of the family, school and the community. To further this understanding, CYF Staff work closely with schools, guidance counselors, local area pediatricians and other community providers.

Child First is an intensive in-home program that serves families with children ages prenatal through age 5. It is an evidence-based model that aims to decrease the stress in the life of the family while also offering therapeutic services and developmental guidance to the family. The Center for Youth and Families is an accredited member of the National Children’s Alliance and provides an array of professional mental health services that assist children, adolescents and their families with emotional, behavioral, and developmental difficulties. For more information on CYF and it Child First Program, call 860-496-489-3391.

Center For Youth & Families and Child First Program Staff welcome moms on Mother’s Day to their special pop-up boutique (Left to Right) Carmen Hernandez, Elizabeth McLaughlin, Joan Neveski, Beth Birden, Cassandra Ganio, Lisa Newberry, Melissa Samok, Evelyn Rodriguez, Christine Talbot

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