A Message from Susan Fullerton, CEO

A Message from Susan Fullerton, CEO

Dear Partners in Hope, Healing & Health,

During my first week of stepping into the CEO role for Lee Carlson Center, I hosted an in-person training for all staff members – from our seasoned therapists to our front desk engagement staff – on how we can support each other and create a culture of wellness and safety as we work with our clients and community. A recurring theme was “We do this work together.”

This theme has been prominent as I’ve had the opportunity to meet with Lee Carlson Center’s individual and community supporters. We, Lee Carlson Center staff, clients and community, are doing this together. Together we are ensuring that every neighbor who needs mental health support can get it when they need it. Together we are supporting families in foster care. Together we are helping families and communities thrive by providing access to programs and services in homes, schools and clinics. You are an important partner in this work, and I am inspired by and grateful for all that you have made possible for our organization and the clients we serve.

I am asking for you to join Lee Carlson Center in addressing the dramatic increased need for affordable mental health services in our communities. Only together, can we cover cost of care for the growing number of clients who are un- and underinsured. In 2021, individual and community supporters covered more than $400,000 of mental health care for our neighbors. Lee Carlson Center has an ambitious goal of raising $100,000 by the end of the year to keep meeting community need. Making a tax-deductible gift today ensures that we can continue to work with clients regardless of their financial situations and keep low- to no-waitlists in our clinics for outpatient therapy.

I am grateful for your past support and look forward to a time when I can thank you in person. If you have any questions about your donations or the work of Lee Carlson Center, I welcome you to reach out to me with your thoughts. As a supporter, this is your organization too, and we are doing this work together.

With Gratitude,

Susan Fullerton, CEO