2011 was a momentous year for The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center! In 1986 Sisters Barbara Kennedy, Sarah Deeby and Lisa Sheridan responded to a call from the community: where can people, especially those living in poverty or without health insurance, go for mental health care?
In those early years, there was no office and few staff. Client and counselor met in a borrowed room at a parish or a small space at a school. Now there’s a permanent office, a staff of nearly 20, psychiatric medication management, workshops, and a thousand clients a year.
Thank you to those who were able to join us in marking this amazing milestone for the 25th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser - Compassionate Heart Awards. It was an evening of friends, laughter, a great selection of raffle prizes, and our three founding Sisters received the Compassionate Heart Award.
NCC therapist Shirley Price drops her ticket in a raffle box, hoping to be a lucky winner (she was!).
NCC Executive Director Erin Peters (second from left) celebrate the Compassionate Heart Award presentation with NCC founders (from left) Sr. Lisa Sheridan, Sr. Sarah Deeby and Sr. Barbara Kennedy.
The 25th anniversary celebration had surprises in store as magician Rudy Tinoco displays some sleight of hand and Rita George, Center founder Sr. Sarah Deeby and Fr. Bob Anderson look on.
Board President Jerry Bitz (center) celebrate the 25th anniversary of NCC with his wife Carol (left) and Center supporter Trish Trout.
Diane Millemann and Maryliz Herron
Carol and Jerry Bitz
Tom and Marilyn Fink-Magnacorp
Providence Health & Services
Servants of Mary
The Tennant Foundation