Members of Impact the Palm Beaches Will See Their Grant Dollars in Action August 18

Center for Trauma Counseling’s Mobile Hope Clinic Will be at Grandview Public Market for a sneak peek during the morning event


WEST PALM BEACH, FL- (AUGUST 16, 2021) Impact the Palm Beaches is a philanthropic organization where women collectively give to nonprofits in Central and Northern Palm Beach County to ignite transformational change. Since 2015, Impact the Palm Beaches has awarded over $850,000 to local nonprofits. One of those nonprofits is the Center for Trauma Counseling. In 2020, the Center for Trauma Counseling was awarded a $100,000 Impact Grant to help fund its Mobile Hope Clinic. The clinic provides affordable mental-health treatment to Palm Beach County residents and communities that may not otherwise have afforded or access it. The Mobile Hope Clinic began in May. On Wednesday, August 18, at 10:00 a.m., members of Impact the Palm Beaches will be able to see the 40-foot passenger bus for the first time. The clinic will be located at Grandview Public Market (1401 Clare Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401).


Center for Trauma Counseling’s CEO is Helya Ortiz, who also founded the Greenacres-based organization in 2012. Since then, the nonprofit has provided sliding-scale therapy, counseling, and support groups to a wide swatch of underserved communities and often financially struggling residents.


“We are very excited to be able to see the Mobile Hope Clinic in person and learn more about the positive impact this mobile clinic has already made in the lives of those in our community,” said Elizabeth Truong, 2021-2022 President of Impact the Palm Beaches. “The more members we have, the more money we can grant each year. Last year we were able to award over $200,000 to four nonprofits in Palm Beach County.”


Truong added, "We are also grateful to Grandview Public Market for hosting the Mobile Hope Clinic for our Impact members and guests interested in our mission to see firsthand how our contributions are working and creating transformational change in our own backyard.”



About Impact the Palm Beaches

Impact the Palm Beaches is a philanthropic organization where women collectively give to nonprofits in Central and Northern Palm Beach County to ignite transformational change in five core focus areas: Arts & Culture; Education; Environment; Health & Wellness; and Family. Our progressive members possess a shared commitment to invest in innovative projects in our community. The collaborative structure of this efficient model empowers women to create waves of positive change.

Impact the Palm Beaches is a charitable fund of the Town of Palm Beach United Way.

To learn more about Impact the Palm Beaches, upcoming events, and how to become a member, visit www.Impactpalmbeaches.org or email info@impactpalmbeaches.org.



About Impact 100:

Impact 100 is a worldwide organization with more than 60 chapters and steadily growing. Their motto is "One Woman, One Meeting, One Vote". It is designed for women who want to find an efficient and collaborative means of creating transformational change in their community. Women can become as in


volved as they wish in the process.


MEDIA CONTACT:

Cara MacVane

561.685.2342

CKMacVane@gmail.com


Interview opportunities:

Helya Ortiz, CEO of Center for Trauma Counseling

Elizabeth Truong, 2021-2022 President of Impact the Palm Beaches

Lauren Sterlacci, 2021-2022 Vice President of Impact the Palm Beaches


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