Congratulations to "Friends of the Castle" for receiving a $2,500 Community Support Grant from The Centerville-Washington Foundation! The grant was awarded in April 2020 and will be used by Friends of the Castle for their Recreation and Activity Program.
As I frequently drive through Centerville on Far Hills Avenue, I can't help but notice The Castle sign. I often wonder how many people don't know about the wonderful things that take place 5 days a week at "The Castle."
In a nutshell, "The Castle is a self-help, peer support social club for adults who experience different mental disorders." It was established on October 11, 1993.
"The Castle is a gathering place of trust and friendship which supports people with mental illness and disorders to achieve their highest level of competence and independence."
The Castle serves the need of about 150 people per year. On the average, about 35 people are served each day. The Castle offers breakfast and lunch as well as provides a variety of activities for those who spend the day there. The activities include movie days, art projects, puzzles, creative writing and much more! Transportation is also provided for those who live within the boundaries of The Castle.
How can you help Friends of the Castle? They are always looking for volunteers, donations and aluminum cans. (empty for re-cycling)
CONGRATULATIONS again to Friends of the Castle for receiving a $2,500 Grant from the Centerville-Washington Foundation! Thank you for continuing to serve those with mental illness in the Centerville and Washington Township communities!