Please Help Us Reach Our Goal
$56,777 raised of $50,000
This year marks an important milestone for AYCC – one that deserves celebration and recognition for the outstanding mental health care and compassionate services our organization provides to Arlington’s youth and families. AYCC is celebrating 50 years as a critical resource in our town and there is nothing we’d like more than to celebrate our golden anniversary together as a community.
However, as we all know, the pandemic has changed our lives in so many ways – and celebrating together is not a reality right now. But what is a reality is the critical need for continued fundraising for AYCC. In lieu of our annual gala, we are launching 50k for 50 years – the opportunity to raise $50,000 to ensure that we will continue to be here for Arlington’s children and families through today’s uncertainty and beyond.
Your donation matters – when you give to AYCC this year you are ensuring access to mental health care and wellbeing for our community for the next 50 years. Thank you so very much for your continued support of AYCC.
Journalist Judi: An AYCC Story
"When your child is struggling and getting into trouble, you cannot help but feel responsible, sometimes guilty, sometimes ashamed and very helpless. Other parents of “normal” kids may socially drift away and even your family and closest friends may have trouble really understanding how scary and challenging things are."
"The parent support group at AYCC was a place where we could put down our heavy weights of worry and shame and be listened to and supported and held."
~Former Parent Group Member
"AYCC helped me through some of the darkest times in my life. I hope that when AYCC reaches its 100th birthday, they will have helped and given hope to so many youths like they did for me so many years ago."
~Former AYCC Client
Thank you AYCC for helping bring love and laughter back to our family. Your wonderful clinicians were just right for my children and for me as we made our way through dark times. We are unbelievably lucky to have this resource in Arlington.
~AYCC parent, Arlington Mom
Sometimes your friends and your family can’t help you because you can’t explain what is wrong. My therapist at AYCC helps me talk about and manage my anxiety and things don’t seem so terrible any more. In fact, they’re pretty great - even during Covid!! Thank you AYCC!
~Current AYCC client, Arlington teen
I am so grateful to have AYCC in our community to help LGBTQIA kids grow into the confident, amazing, self-loving geniuses they are meant to be.
~Parent of former AYCC client
AYCC gets it! When one family member struggles, we all struggle and with the help of your incredible team, we found our way to the other side. Thank you for helping us all navigate this road together.
~Arlington parent and former AYCC client