Our 129th Anniversary Celebration was a Success!

Thank you to our dedicated event committee, sponsors, donors, volunteers and staff who contributed to our success of raising $360,000 from our 129th Anniversary Celebration! 129th Anniversary Celebration

Through your passion and belief in our mission, over 1,000 children and families in our community will continue to receive therapeutic and educational services every day in order to live joyful and healthy lives.  Thank you for helping in our efforts to raise awareness about children’s mental health.

We all have an ability to create change and make a difference.  Be inspired by these videos that were shown at our event…

PATH Award 2016, Susie Sides & Jim Avery
It was an honor for the Center to present Susie and Jim with this year’s PATH Award – “Partner in Achieving Transformation and Hope”.  Additionally, Councilmember Lorie Zapf, presented a very distinguishable honor to our awardees for their amazing contributions to the Center.  On behalf of the San Diego City Council, Councilmember Lorie Zapf presented a City Council Proclamation proclaiming June 2, 2016, as Susie Sides and Jim Avery Day.

Karalina’s Success Story
We were also proud to share the story of Karalina, a remarkable youth served by the Center.  Karalina has overcome many challenges to achieve wonderful things in her life today.  We had a special treat in store for Karalina after her video was shown.  Karalina was surprised on-stage by her high school teacher, Tom Montes, who was secretly flown in from Northern California.

So much excitement and memories created from our celebration…view photos here!