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Imagine Children's Health Center

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Counseling, Education, Educational Services, Mental Health, Mental Health & Crisis Intervention, Youth Development Programs

Mission: IMAGINE Children's Health Center's mission is to provide psychological treatment and health education to Southwest Florida children to give hurting children an opportunity to recover mentally from trauma and disabilities, to avoid lifelong suffering, and to function again at their highest level in school, at home and within our communities.

Results: Imagine has a space with offices and a teaching room, a computer and partial furnishings. New class begins January. Supervision of a master's degree intern for Hodges University and volunteers from FGCU are learning the IMAGINE protocol for children's mental health.

Target demographics: School age children

Direct beneficiaries per year: 283 Children and YMCA counselors

Geographic areas served: Mental Health Scholarship for Children

Programs: Education, Skill-building, Coping, Training YMCA counselors, Masters Degree Interns, University volunteer hours, Low income school National Honor Society leadership class.

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Imagine Children's Health Center has educated many, many SW Florida YMCA counselorss, university interns and underprivileged children in SW Florida. While the organization itself is only a couple of years old, Dr. Molly Barrow has many years experience counseling children in need. In short, they do great work and have earned your contributions.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have known Dr. Molly for over 18 years and I can personally attest to her integrity and dedication and love for children.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great charity. Dr. Barrow's work through this charity is an invaluable asset to our community and its children.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Imagine Children's Health Center is a non-profit focused on children who suffer from emotional trauma, low self-esteem, and suicidal tendencies. In addition Imagine holds classes on leadership, the importance of nutrition, and health. The children in Imagine's programs learn the coping tools needed to overcome their emotional trauma symptoms which they can use their entire lives. Children suffering from ADHD, autism, sleep disorders, and many other issues who have been treated at Imagine show an ability to recover and lead healthy and productive lives. To provide this service for needy children please give generously.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great charity, they are doing amazing work in our community!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization helps children become strong leaders in their home, school and community. It works at helping a child discover his/her strengths, and then guides the individual as to how to utilize these strengths best. Children enthusiastically respond well and enjoy their sessions. The results truly help guide children into being happy and productive individuals, with knowledge and self-awareness as their tools for success.

1 Atom M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A profound concept of helping youth trauma. Highly known in community for local health efforts. A charity that actually changes young troubled lives for the better

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wonderful work with underprivileged children. Such a community asset.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a professional colleague have found her contributions invaluable

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Dr. Barrow is an asset to our family. She is a wealth of experience and my child adores his time with her!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Know the people involved, she is responsible individual who is doing a great service

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

IMAGINE Children's Health Center has provided free mental health counseling to needy children, educated fourth graders from lower economic schools and provided leadership training to middle and high school children introducing them to our mayor, teachers, art and music, attorneys, organic chefs and Seminole tribe members. We have held the Walk for IMAGINE fundraiser to provide mental and physical health information to parents. We have trained YMCA counselors from Tampa to Marco Island in behavior modification for ADHD, autistic and depressed children.
We need your help to continue our work. Please give generously to IMAGINE.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There are so may children who need help and where do they go?
Imagine Children's Health Center is a place kids of all ages can go to
get mental health help. They are a caring group of people who
are making a difference in the lives of children and their families.
Mental health for kids who suffer from a loss, depression, and other
mental health problems can get help at Imagine - I have seen it work
Bravo Imagine!