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El Paso Child Guidance Center Awarded $50k Thriving Communities grant from Marathon Petroleum

El Paso, Texas July 25, 2022, Marathon Community Investments awarded the El Paso Child Guidance Center a $50,000 Thriving Communities grant to help address the current mental health crisis affecting children and families in the borderland. The number of children reporting suffering from a mental health challenge in 2022 has increased from 25%to 75% due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This $50k grant not only helps boost the Center’s efforts in expanding capacity to help address the need for high quality mental health services, but also ensures clients are provided quality mental health care regardless of their ability to pay. The Center currently provides client centered coordinated mental wellness which is comprised of mental health education, therapy, skill building and psychiatry. These vital programs are vital for children and families to achieve their fullest potential.

The Marathon Community Investments program is centered around strengthening communities and helping make peoples lives better by focusing contributions and partnerships with charitable organizations that reflect the priorities of community stakeholders, align with company core values, and enable Marathon employees to make a positive and measurable impact.  “Marathon Petroleum is honored to support the mission and work of the El Paso Child Guidance Center. The Center plays a vital role in promoting resiliency through its much-needed mental health programs and services,” said Ruben Iguaran of Marathon Petroleum.

“We are humbled and very grateful for the financial support from Marathon. This level of financial support ensures children and families have expedient access to quality mental health care regardless of their ability to pay. Helping children and families reach their fullest potential is the epitome of resiliency.” said Cathy Gaytan, CEO of the El Paso Child Guidance Center.

To donate visit http://www.epcgc.org/donate