WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County in Norwalk recently appointed a Westport businessman to its board of trustees.
The center, a nonprofit geared toward providing affordable mental health, behavioral and academic remediation services, appointed Good Hill Partners Founder Franklin J. Collins, according to a press release. Good Hill Partners is a Westport-based investment management company.
“Despite the general affluence of Fairfield County, thousands of young children with mental health illnesses in Norwalk, Westport and other surrounding towns remain at risk because their families cannot afford the psychiatric treatment they desperately require,” said Collins in the press release. “I am excited to help the dedicated team at the center provide these disadvantaged children the affordable mental health and academic support services they need to become happy and productive members of our community.
"The center has a great track record of providing services that really make a huge difference to these kids, their families, their schools and communities."
Collins is a Weston resident with more than 20 years of experience managing and trading fixed income securities.
Stuart Greenbaum, executive director of the Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County, said he was pleased to have Collins on the board.
“We are delighted to have someone with Frank’s experience and background serve on our Board of Trustees and look forward to working with him as we grow our ability to deliver therapeutic and interventional services to more of the at-risk children in our community who suffer from some form of mental illness or severe behavioral issue,” said Greenbaum in the release. “Because our services are available to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, the Center is one of the only sources of mental health treatment available for thousands of children and families in our community.”
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