Executive Director’s Message
Executive Director, Rosalie Whitlock, PhD, tells about the amazing things happening at CHC.
Dear CHC Friends,
Summer is a time for us to recharge and enjoy a slower pace. Self care is becoming increasingly important as our lives continue to get busier and we find it difficult to unplug. I encourage you to take pause this summer and celebrate everything you accomplished this year.
At CHC, it has been a busy year, and one of the biggest accomplishments is our role in the national 1 in 5 movement. By joining forces with the Parents Education Network (PEN) and partnering with Understood.org, CHC is at the forefront of a national awareness campaign that recognizes and supports the 1 in 5 kids with learning and attention issues that are often compounded by anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions.
We spent the year building awareness, increasing access and taking action for the 1 in 5, culminating with the 10th Annual EdRev Expo at AT&T Park on April 21, 2018.
We’re also very proud to share that we were able to provide $5.9M of services last year to the community at no cost—financial aid, tuition assistance, community education classes, the EdRev Expo, 30-minute consultations, evaluations and therapy.
This year also marks CHC’s 65th anniversary. Since the early 1950’s when Dr. Esther B. Clark established the organization, this generous community has come together to provide moral support, leadership and financial resources to help CHC grow and thrive.
As we reflect back on the last 65 years, we are filled with gratitude and awe for the many people who have helped CHC along the way.
Thank you for being such an important part of the CHC community.
Rosalie Whitlock, PhD
Children’s Health Council