The Family Centre came in for a charitable boost by the Argus Group today, in the form of a $15,000 donation to help fund the Centre’s Zone Based Counselling programme.

A spokesperson said: “The programme aims to help families build better coping skills that will help sustain stability, break negative cycles of neglect, abuse and emotional issues and contribute to a healthier Bermuda community.

“The Zone Based Counselling is offered to families who live near or within the Youth Development Zone, which is primarily in the North-Eastern Hamilton area.”

Forty-five families were provided “with intensive Family Centre Zone Based Counselling Services” last year.

“Upon completion of counselling, 100 percent of surveyed parents reported that they are better able to manage their child’s behaviour, better able to positively function as a parent and have an improved ability to manage family issues.”

Executive Director at Family Centre, Martha Dismont thanked Argus “for their generous donation”, which facilitates the programme for “families in need”.

“Through the counselling, Family Centre staff members can give the families the support they need, as well as empower the parents in an environment where they can have better control over their children and difficult family situations,” said Ms Dismont.

Chief Executive Officer of the Argus Group, Alison Hill said: “We are proud to partner with Family Centre once again to support the children of high-risk families.

“Family Centre plays a vital role in helping Bermuda’s families to positively function in and out of the home setting. We believe this will ultimately help to shape a brighter future for the children and for our community.”

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