A crowd gathered at 130 Lansdowne Avenue in Carleton Place the morning of June 29 for a ribbon cutting ceremony for Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth. The child and youth mental health centre opens its doors at this new location after moving from its previous location at 40 Bennett Street.
“We’re excited to be here because we’re now walking distance from all the high schools and we’re just generally more accessible to everyone here in the centre of town,” said Julia Gamble, the manager of organizational services for Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth.
“We are really happy to be here,” said Kevin Clouthier, the executive director. “We focus on mental health but we also have services and resources to make sure children and youth in Lanark County are in good physical health, that they’re attending school, that they can find employment and all those things that lead to good health as a whole.”
Among those in attendance at the ribbon cutting ceremony were Mayor Louis Antonakos and Chamber of Commerce Manager Jackie Kavanagh. Antonakos welcomed Clouthier and Gamble saying how happy the town is to have Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth at this new location. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place following the Carleton Place and District Chamber of Commerce’s Business at Breakfast event.