August 11, 2011
For Immediate Release
Brampton – Morgan House, a new treatment residence in Brampton for children with mental health difficulties, welcomed its first residents this week.
Operated by Peel Children’s Centre (PCC), Morgan House provides treatment for children from Peel Region ages 7 to 11 who are experiencing challenges with their feelings, behaviour and/or relationships.
Replacing a smaller residence, Morgan House will better meet the children’s needs and enable more children to benefit from residential treatment. Morgan House has licensed capacity for up to six children at any given time, with around-the-clock staffing.
Morgan House is named after PCC’s founding Board president, Joe Morgan, a long-time Brampton resident and volunteer. PCC recently held a naming ceremony with Mr. Morgan and his family and friends, as well as funders, donors and elected representatives.
PCC presented Mr. Morgan with a cast bronze plaque that will grace the entrance to the residence. It reads, Morgan House. In honour of our founding Board President, Joseph Morgan. Vision. Leadership. Passion.
“Joe had a vision – to create a Peel agency where children, youth and their families could receive mental health services in their home community, rather than through Toronto-based agencies,” said Humphrey Mitchell, PCC’s Executive Director.
“He had leadership – to guide us through start-up and develop our focus on residential, treatment, day treatment and counselling, which remain our core program areas today.”
“And Joe had passion – to make a difference in the lives of at-risk children and youth. Since opening our doors in 1985, PCC has helped more than 75,000 young people,” Mitchell said.
Morgan House will support and grow PCC’s mission of providing high quality services for children, youth and their families who are experiencing mental health difficulties.
In the words of a parent whose son was treated in PCC’s residential treatment program, “We had a great experience. All staff were amazing. Big difference in my son after treatment.”
Roman Boychuk, current President of PCC’s Board of Directors, thanked the funders and donors who made the Morgan House facility possible.
“PCC is extremely grateful to the Ministry of Children and Youth Services for a capital grant of $450,000 towards the renovation of this residence,” said Boychuk. “We are also thankful for the generous support we received from the TD Bank Group, CIBC and BMO towards the residence’s furnishings and equipment.”
Media enquiries: Mora Thompson, Peel Children’s Centre 905-795-3507