The Mansfield mental health non-profit, 33 Forever, Inc., is providing a special Christmas Eve dinner for those clients of Catalyst Life Services unable to be with their families this holiday due to their ongoing care over the holidays. Catalyst clients receiving treatment at 4 of its facilities - its mental health Stabilization Unit, Veronica’s House, New Beginnings 1 and its Withdrawal Management facility - and their staffs will enjoy this holiday meal. The special holiday dinner is being sponsored by both 33 Forever and The Heck Law Offices, also of Mansfield.
“We know how hard the holidays can be for people receiving inpatient mental health and addiction care,” said Donna Heck, 33 Forever’s President. “These folks may feel so isolated during the holidays and our goal is to let them know how much we are with them in spirit as they get the care they need,” Heck added.
Catalyst Life Services is a Mansfield-based private non-profit outpatient center providing comprehensive services to adults and children and focusing on mental health and crisis and addiction services, among other things. These four facilities receiving Christmas Eve dinner are among the residential inpatient programs it operates.
“We are so appreciative of what 33 Forever and Heck Law Offices are doing and I know the clients are, too. It is difficult for them during the holidays, and with COVID, they won’t be able to have in-person visits with their families. Knowing people are thinking about them and doing something kind is something special for them. We are so pleased to partner with both of them,” said Erin Schaefer, Catalyst’s Executive Vice President/Executive Director.
33 Forever was founded locally in early 2019 by the family and friends of Danielle Leedy, a vibrant, strong professional young woman, who lost a long battle to chronic depression. It was created to both honor Dani Leedy’s life and her longtime passion to raise awareness, empower and comfort those struggling with depression, anxiety, self-worth issues and suicidal thoughts.