As we come to the end of our 40th-year anniversary, we would like to share some notable moments from the year showcasing our dedication to providing quality mental health and wellness support services to our Mid-Shore community. Here’s how we celebrated . . .
The Talbot County Chamber of Commerce recognized Channel Marker for celebrating 40 years at its Member Milestone Anniversary reception in August.
Channel Marker was selected as a recipient at Choptank Transport’s 4th Annual “10 Better than Par: Building for the Future” Golf Tournament in September in support of our youth services.
In the same month, we received a 2022 Golden Anchor award from Shore Update recognizing Channel Marker as an organization that makes our community a better place to live.
In October, as a board member of Shore Leadership, I was honored to receive the Eastern Shore Leadership of the Year Award 2022 for being a mental health care community leader.
In November, Channel Marker presented award-winning advocate and mind and behavioral specialist Matt Runnalls from Australia, who discussed suicide awareness and prevention and brain health.
Also in November, Channel Marker hosted its 40th-year anniversary celebration and posthumous Regional Wellness Center building dedication in honor of Debra P. Jackson. New exterior signage featuring Debra P. Jackson’s name was unveiled as the highlight of the evening.
We were pleased to be presented with proclamations from Maryland Comptroller, Peter Franchot, Senator Addie Eckardt, the Talbot County Delegation, and Mayor Willey and Council of the Town of Easton in celebration of our 40th-year anniversary.
This year, we added The Bridge at Channel Marker Crisis Center to our mental health and wellness support services. Addressing the essential need for a less traumatic alternative to psychiatric hospitalization on the Mid-Shore for individuals seeking stabilization through acute, non-emergent crisis support services, this new service will ease the burden on local hospitals. On October 18th we hosted a reception and tours of the facility to acknowledge benefactors Ceci and Rob Nobel of the Van Strum Foundation.
We continue to work toward our goal to raise $40,000 this year. As we enter 2023, we offer you the opportunity to help someone living with a grim future the chance to live with trust, hope, and dignity by making a gift to Channel Marker; simply click the donate button below. With your help, we can make a lifelong difference in the lives of our neighboring friends. Thank you for celebrating with us; it’s been an amazing year.
Cathy Cassell, LCSW-C
Chief Executive Director
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goal of $40,000 and fund our mission. Building Trust, Hope, and Dignity!