Labrynth Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – Healing Garden Dedication to Connie Martin former Executive Director

     On October 4, 2022 at Maryvale Adolescent and Family Center, Jennifer Jones and members of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, together with the Maryvale Board members, staff and students, participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland Walking Labyrinth.
     Labyrinth walking is a Mindfulness Activity that can help our students and staff break free of obstructive thoughts or behaviors. Walking in a quiet place on a set path allows for a level of focus that can be difficult to find in our busy lives. “We are so grateful to the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland for their support to be able to provide a Labyrinth to our youth” said Jenny Letink, Executive Director at Maryvale.
     The Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland recognized how meaningful the addition of a healing garden would be to Maryvale and that is why they provided the grant that green-lit this project as part of our commitment to improving children’s mental health.
This healing garden was dedicated to Connie Martin, the former Executive Director at Maryvale and Rotarian in recognition of almost 40 years of service supporting youth and families at Maryvale. The Board, staff and the youth and families served at Maryvale are grateful for her contributions and unwavering commitment to youth struggling with mental illness.
Project Phases:
• The opening of the Labyrinth marks the completion of Phase 1 of this project: The path has been laid and now it is up to our students to complete Phase 2. In partnership with ERCA, Phase 2 will be to develop a pollinating garden. Students have already begun developing their designs.
• Through the Greenhouse Program at Maryvale, students will also be responsible for taking care of this healing garden.
• Maryvale is an accredited children’s mental health treatment center that serves Windsor-Essex youth and their families.
• At Maryvale, youth experiencing emotional and psychological distress can receive therapy and assistance from a team of experts.
• The youth we serve may be highly anxious, depressed, suicidal, feeling worthless or have lost their willingness to care about themselves or others.
• We provide a range of services from an Emergency Acute Psychiatric Hospital Program to Day Treatment Services and Out Patient Services depending on the needs of the youth and their family. #Labrynth #childrensmentalhealth