Boca’s Faulk Center for Counseling presents Community Impact Awards


By: Dale King Contributing Writer

The Faulk Center for Counseling recently held its Community Impact Awards reception and dinner at the Broken Sound Club. This year’s honorees included:

Dr. Virginia Crist, licensed mental health therapist, who received the Caring Heart Award.

The Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton, recipient of the Mental Health & Wellness Award.

Dr. Paul Peluso, chair and professor of the Department of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Florida Atlantic University, the Education Excellence Award.

Co-chaired by Eileen Sands, a Broken Sound resident, and Lois A. Weisman, the awards recognize individuals and organizations that support the Faulk Center’s mission of providing free and low-cost mental health counseling services to uninsured, underserved at-risk individuals of all ages.

Such services are provided to individuals, couples and families, and group counseling is also available. Other offerings include support groups, reduced fee psychological testing and educational workshops. No one is ever turned away because of an inability to pay.

Proceeds raised from the awards will help more than 2,000 South Florida children and adults take part in individual and group counseling programs.

District 4 County Commissioner Robert Weinroth and his wife, Pamela, were honorary chairs.