Westfield Lions Club donates to counseling center


The Westfield Lions Club recently donated $1,500 to the Cabin Counseling and Resource Center, a nonprofit organization offering therapy and resources to its clients. It has locations in Westfield and Zionsville.

The funds came from the club’s annual Christmas meeting, which was held on Zoom this year. Each year, the club collects donations at the Christmas meeting and the club president chooses a local nonprofit to receive the funds. The nonprofit is announced after the donations are received. Westfield Lions Club President Anna Skinner selected the Cabin as the recipient of this year’s donations.

“The Cabin Counseling and Resource Center has an incredibly unique model in which it utilizes dollars from The Samaritan Fund, a fund created to subsidize counseling fees for clients who cannot afford the services,” said Skinner, a Fishers resident. “I myself have been a client of Cabin resources for several months and am a testament to how helpful and compassionate these folks are. The pandemic has caused a rise of mental health struggles in countless people, and so it was my desire to give back to this organization that has helped me and so many others.”

The Westfield Lions Club donation will support more than 21 hours of care for individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, addictions and suicidality. In 2020, more than 200 individuals were directly affected by the $182,000 of Samaritan Fund assistance provided through the Cabin Counseling and Resource Center, and more than 450 individuals were indirectly affected by their family member’s improved mental health.

For more, visit thecabin.org.