Care in Crisis celebrates anniversary

Mayor Mark Baxter with Klaudia Lisek (poster designer), Karen Moore, Director of Counselling (Care in Crisis) and John Beggs, Chair of Trustees (Care in Crisis) at the charity's 20th anniversary celebration.

Mayor Mark Baxter with Klaudia Lisek (poster designer), Karen Moore, Director of Counselling (Care in Crisis) and John Beggs, Chair of Trustees (Care in Crisis) at the charity's 20th anniversary celebration.

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Care in Crisis celebrated its 20th anniversary at a team dinner in Café Rhema at the Jethro Centre recently.

The Mayor of Craigavon, Cllr Mark Baxter, was the guest of honour. John Beggs, Chair of the Trustees and Karen Moore, Director of Counselling, paid tribute to the staff, counsellors, receptionists and ‘friends’ of Care in Crisis who make up the team.

Celebrating the 20th anniverary of Care in Crisis. Included are (front from left) John Beggs, chair of Trustees, Karen Moore, Director of Counselling and Craigavon Mayor Cllr Mark Baxter.

Celebrating the 20th anniverary of Care in Crisis. Included are (front from left) John Beggs, chair of Trustees, Karen Moore, Director of Counselling and Craigavon Mayor Cllr Mark Baxter.

Almost 500 new referrals are received each year and the counsellors provide about 1,800 counselling sessions annually. The centre is open Mondays and Thursdays 9am-9pm and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am–5pm.

From its beginnings in 1994 Care in Crisis has expanded its services to include counselling for a wide range of issues. In 2011 the premises in Union Street were extended to include a downstairs reception area and disabled access counselling room and toilet facilities.

As well as counselling teenagers, adults, couples and older people, Care in Crisis has now extended its counselling service to primary school age children.

New posters have been produced and the Mayor acknowledged the creative talents of newly qualified graphic designer Klaudia Lisek who produced the posters.

New promotion leaflets and website provide up to date information about the services on offer. To find out more about Care in Crisis visit www.careincrisis.org.uk or telephone 028 3832 9900.