Locals “chipped in” to make the 2016 Golf Outing a roaring success.  The “sweet spot” to be on September 29th was definitely at Lindenwood Golf Club where golfers “teed” up some support to promote mental health counseling and wellness programs for children and their families throughout Pittsburgh. Event proceeds were “fore” Outreach Teen & Family Services whose counseling and wellness programs range from community, teen and parent educational programs to support groups and traditional counseling options.

“Growing up is never an easy process. We all experience challenges, but we also recognize struggles shape us into the person we will eventually become,” said Outreach Teen & Family Services, Executive Director, Mary Birks. “Making a critical connection to one of our professional counselors, who approach each client with care and empathy, supports client– children, teens and parents– with coping skills necessary for the development of healthy emotional and mental environments.”

That concept is definitely the “driver” for Outreach Teen and Family Services, a community based child, teen and family counseling agency which has been providing their counseling services and programs for more than four decades, focusing on empowerment, prevention, education, and early intervention.

The “hook” for local families to try Outreach’s services – the ease of affordable, accessible assistance from counselors who all hold a master’s degree.  Individuals and families are seen shortly after they make contact with the center and no one is turned away because of inability to pay.

Guests of the outing, chaired by Myles Lilley, enjoyed a nine am shotgun start and 18 holes on Lindenwood’s picturesque greens in a scramble format and lunch on the turn.  Golf was followed by a short program with skill prizes, a fifty/fifty raffle and the opportunity to win some fabulous auction items. Guests also enjoyed a delicious dinner provided by Lindenwood’s Executive Chef, Fred Heifer.

“We are grateful for our event’s major sponsors, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, System One, and Expedient, as well as our tee sponsors, AEC, Fort Pitt Capital, Luchini & Co., and CFG Financial Services,” said Mary. “Thank you also to Dollar Bank for sponsoring the Longest Drive! Spoonwood and our Board of Directors provided wonderful items for the raffle, and Lindenwood Golf Club also donated golf for four! Lindenwood Golf Club seamlessly organized all aspects of the event, and we are looking forward to our 2nd Annual Golf Outing being hosted there in 2017!”

For more information on Outreach Teen and Family Services, visit their website at http://www.outreachteen.org/.  Mark your calendar now for these Fall 2016 Free Parenting Series Events:

Keep Your Yelling In Check: Anger Management for Parents

Thursday, October 13, 7:00 p.m.

Greentree Public Library 10 West Manilla Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15220


Stress Management for Adolescents & Parents

Wednesday, November 9, 7:00 p.m.

Upper St. Clair Community & Recreation Center

1551 Mayview Road, Upper St. Clair, PA, 15241