Shannon Cox Counseling Center Supported by The

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Friends of Shannon Cox Supports Family & Youth FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 13, 2013 CONTACT: Julio Galan, 337-436-9533

Pictured left to righ are: Pam Tadlock, Jules Maust, Marti Lundy, Jane Baggett, Ginny Henning, Joy Parker, Tammy Andreas, and accepting the donation on behalf of Family & Youth is Maria Alcantara Faul, Vice-President for Development.

Lake Charles—Family & Youth accepted $21,000 from the Friends of Shannon Cox to benefit the Shannon Cox Counseling Center. The money was raised during the recent Shannon Cox Memorial Tennis Tournament.

The Shannon Cox Counseling Center provides a wide range of constructive and life-changing services in the form of counseling, consultation and education to benefit individuals and families in Southwest Louisiana. In 2011, recognizing a vital need in the community, the center started offering grief counseling services for children who have lost a significant person in their lives. The center provides a safe place for children to express their emotions and learn that their feelings are natural. Children grieve differently than adults, and the center works with each child

individually and in a group setting to help them build a bridge on their road to recovery. Since 2011, the center has grief counseling services to over 200 children and their families.

Family & Youth, a United Way agency, has been serving the community since 1970. It is the belief of Family & Youth, that all individuals possess the ability to solve their own challenges and live full and healthy lives when support is available. It is the mission of Family & Youth to provide affordable and professional support through programs and services dedicated to the advocacy, counseling, and education for the people of Southwest Louisiana. Our effort and commitment to building family values will guarantee a stable and stronger community. For more information call 337.436.9533, or visit ### Family & Youth 220 Louie Street, Lake Charles, LA 337-436-9533