Last Tuesday, January 9th, the Chatham-Kent Home Builders’ Association presented the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent with a cheque for $4,200 in support of their Butterfly Building Campaign.
The CKHBA is local non-profit professional organization comprised of builders, renovators, developers, manufacturers, government, utilities and financial institutions, and is directly involved in 80% of all new construction in our community. Every year, the CKHBA hosts their Annual Christmas Party, with all proceeds benefiting local organizations.
“The CKHBA is proud to support deserving organizations in Chatham-Kent like the Children’s Treatment Centre” explained Dave Depencier, President of the Chatham-Kent Home Builders’ Association. Depencier continued, “It was an easy decision to support the Butterfly Building Campaign, helping the children in Chatham-Kent reach their full potential”.
The Children’s Treatment Centre and Foundation are thrilled that the Chatham-Kent Home Builders’ Association decided to support the Butterfly Building Campaign. Since opening the current facility 30 years ago, the Children’s Treatment Centre’s caseload has grown 1204% from originally serving 237 clients in 1984 to serving over 3,091 clients today. The CTC-CK currently serves 1 in 9 children and youth in Chatham-Kent, and the caseload is expected to grow another 43% by 2019.
“The Butterfly Building Campaign is working to raise $6M in support of building a larger, state-of-the-art Children’s Treatment Centre that will better accommodate the growing caseload” stated Mike Genge, Executive Director of the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation. Genge continued, “The support from CKHBA is part of a $10,000 commitment that the Foundation will see over the next few years”.
The CTC-CK is the only organization in Chatham-Kent with nearly 70 years of experience providing specialized, quality therapy to children and youth with special needs in our community. The CTC-CK currently serves nearly 2,950 children and youth in our community, which means 1 in 9 Chatham-Kent children are accessing services.