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MARTIN COUNTY -- Following a visit and tour of nonprofit children's counseling center Tykes and Teens, Martin County Sheriff's Office representatives were impressed with the work the agency was doing for local kids in need, and eager to offer assistance.
Tykes and Teens' employees mentioned that the television in the training room was broken, and the next day the agency received a call to say that the Martin County Sheriff's Western Operations Division, under the direction of Sheriff William Snyder, would donate a television to Tykes and Teens, utilizing funds from a specialized private grant established to help children in our community.
The television will help in the staff training process as well as give counselors the ability to utilize therapeutic viewing materials in group sessions, including the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program, an alcohol and drug prevention and treatment program for local youth.
Established in 1996, Tykes and Teens was created to ensure that all local children in need of mental health counseling would receive quality services, regardless of financial status. Since its founding, the agency has grown to meet the changing needs of Martin County youth and has helped more than 15,000 children. Programming includes general mental health counseling, specialized treatment for child victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence, substance abuse treatment, and alcohol and drug prevention outreach.
For more information, call (772) 220-3439.