Las Candelas recently presented a check for $10,000 to the Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services (formerly Verdugo Mental Health) for the launch of its Birth to Five Program at its Glendale facility.
The funds will be applied to a new treatment room, to purchase play therapy tools, and other needs. This program, when fully launched, will serve about 50 to 60 children, infants to 5-year-olds, of low-income families living mostly in the Glendale area.
Las Candelas also has installed its new officers. They are President Monica Sierra, First Vice President Ellyn Semler, Second Vice President Sharon Anderson, Third Vice President Ginny Simpson, Fourth Vice President Patti Baker and Fifth Co-Vice Presidents Jeri Benton and Linda Malmquist.
Other officers include Sixth Co-Vice Presidents Bobbi Gangi and Diane Russell (benefit co-chairwomen); Recording Secretary Anna Brewer, Corresponding Secretary Patti McCormick, Treasurer Ann Jones, Philanthropy Treasurer Harriet Rector and Parliamentarian Karen Whyte. Cathy Keen installed the officers.