From 33 Forever, Special to Richland Source

MANSFIELD — For the second year, Mansfield mental health non-profit, 33 Forever, Inc., is providing a special Christmas Eve dinner for clients of Catalyst Life Services unable to be with their families due to their ongoing care over the holidays. 

Catalyst clients receiving inpatient treatment at four of its facilities – its mental health Stabilization Unit, Veronica’s House, New Beginnings 1 and its Withdrawal Management facility – and the facilities’ staff will enjoy this holiday meal.

“People receiving inpatient treatment for mental health and addictions can definitely feel disconnected during the holidays,” said Donna Heck, 33 Forever’s President. “We just want to let them know that we are with them in spirit and are cheering them on as they continue to get the important care they need.”

Catalyst Life Services is a Mansfield-based non-profit providing comprehensive mental health and crisis and addiction services, among other things. These four facilities receiving Christmas Eve dinner are among Catalyst’s residential inpatient programs.

“We so appreciate 33 Forever providing our clients with a holiday meal. It can be difficult for them during the holidays. Knowing others are thinking about them means a lot. We are pleased to continue to partner with 33 Forever,” said Erin Schaefer, Catalyst’s Executive Vice President/Executive Director.

33 Forever was founded locally in early 2019 by the family and friends of Danielle Leedy, a vibrant, strong professional young woman, who lost a long battle to chronic depression. It was created to both honor Dani Leedy’s life and her longtime passion to raise awareness, empower and comfort those struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, self-worth issues and suicidal thoughts.

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