September Letter from the CEO
Dear Friends of KYC,
With summer quickly transitioning into fall, we’re excited to share lots of information with you in this month’s newsletter.
Each year during the back-to-school season, we see a dramatic increase in the number of child and adolescent clients who reengage in therapy as routines formalize and stress increases in the lives of students. Our staff is at the ready, providing therapy to more than 2,000 young people each year. As we prepare to meet this demand, please check out our Amazon Registry to ensure KYC and our clients have all the supplies we need for a new school year.
Also in the fall, we have traditionally celebrated the volunteers who tirelessly support KYC across all of our programs. We couldn’t do our work without dedicated partners and friends. If you volunteer with us or would like to learn more about how you can support us as a volunteer, please join us October 17th for our annual volunteer dinner and celebration. More information is provided on the invitation in this newsletter.
As a final note, I wanted to take a moment to encourage us all to remember to look out for one another. Over the last week, our country has seen devastating flooding in and around Houston. The photos are heartbreaking and the full impact of this disaster won’t be realized until clean up can begin. Strangers have traveled from across the country to try to help those most desperately in need, empowering us all to find ways to reach out and support one another. I’m proud that KYC acts as a lifeboat to clients experiencing their own overwhelming issues. I’m deeply grateful to the partners and friends who continue to work with us to serve older adults and people living with mental illness. Our thoughts are with the people of Houston and anyone in need across the country. Let us band together to always help others “feel good, do better, and find solutions”, whatever they may be.
Susan E. Cowen, President & Chief Executive Officer