Premier Realty Group Charitable Fund at The Community Foundation Martin – St. Lucie Awards $2,500 to Tykes & Teens

Funding providing sand trays and telehealth equipment for four children’s mental health outpatient offices.

PALM CITY, Fla. (October 25, 2021) – Premier Realty Group Charitable Fund at The Community Foundation Martin – St. Lucie has awarded $2,500 to Tykes & Teens, a leading provider of the highest quality, evidence-based mental health services and programs for children and adolescents for 25 years. The funding is providing sand trays for play therapy, as well as webcams to further the agency’s telehealth services from outpatient offices in Palm City, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound and Port St. Lucie.

Sand trays are an instrumental part of Tykes & Teens evidence-based play therapy that allows children and youth to express themselves more freely through play while processing various mental health issues, including trauma, abuse and neglect. Webcams are an essential component of the agency’s telehealth services which have been critically needed throughout the pandemic and have become an integral part of Tykes & Teens’ ongoing services.

“We are very grateful to Premier Realty for their continued support of children’s mental health,” says Tykes & Teens Director of Outpatient Services Dr. Alethia DuPont, Psy. D. “Because of you, we are able to continue providing the highest quality of children’s mental health services that are so desperately needed – now more than ever.” “I am so proud of the impact that the Premier Realty Charitable Fund has had on the programs and services at Tykes & Teens,” said Premier Realty Group Broker/Owner Jessica Bohner. “During our tour of the facility, we were able to see the sand trays and experience their importance first-hand. We hope they will bring healing to many children in the future.”

Sand trays made possible by Premier Realty Group Charitable Fund are an instrumental part of Tykes & Teens evidence-based play therapy used to treat children suffering from trauma, abuse and neglect. 

Tykes & Teens provides high quality affordable mental health outpatient services for children in need across the Treasure Coast. In addition to offering services virtually via HIPAA-compliant telehealth, the agency provides outpatient services from offices in Palm City, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound and Port St. Lucie, including:

·     General Mental Health

·     Family Abuse Treatment

·     Youth Enrichment Services (YES)

·     S.T.A.R.S. – Strengthening Teens in Acquiring Resiliency for Success

·     Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

·     LGBTQ Support Group For more information on all of Tykes & Teens’ programs and services focused on prioritizing children’s mental health, visit www.tykesandteens.org or call 772-220-3439.

To learn more about how you can make a difference in the life of a child today by supporting children’s mental health in our community, visit www.tykesandteens.org/give-help/ or donate now.

To learn more about how you can make a difference in the life of a child today by supporting children’s mental health in our community, visit www.tykesandteens.org/give-help/ or donate now.

About Tykes & TeensTykes & Teens has been a leading mental health provider for children and adolescent evidence-based programs and services for 25 years. Our mission is prioritizing children’s mental health in our families, schools and communities through a wide range of prevention, education, and treatment programs and services. Our passion and commitment are to empowering children and strengthening families by ensuring that all children have access to high quality counseling and mental health services, regardless of financial status. We also advocate for increased awareness of mental health to remove the stigma and shame often associated with seeking mental health treatment. We provide affordable quality mental health services for children in need across the Treasure Coast from more than 50 service locations, including outpatient offices in Palm City, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Port St. Lucie and Vero Beach, on-site services in all Martin County schools, and in schools in Okeechobee and Indian River counties, as well as collaboration with numerous community partners, in addition to virtual telehealth services. We have continued to offer our services and programs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, including virtual telehealth care. We accept most insurance, private payments, and we are a Medicaid-approved provider. We have successfully administered a sliding fee scale for those in need when necessary for more than 20 years. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, we also provide $750,000 in unreimbursed services to the communities we serve each year. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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