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The Lucy Daniels Center (LDC) has received a major gift from a Houston, Texas foundation, according to LDC Executive/Clinical Director Dr. Don Rosenblitt.  The gift will enhance sustained future growth as well as provide psychoanalytic training to teachers and staff at LDC.

The board of directors of Houston-based New School in the Heights — a nonprofit, therapeutic academic institution – took steps recently to close the school after the recent death of its co-founder, Dr. Art Farley, and distribute the remaining assets. Because the New School in the Heights’ mission was so similar to that of the Lucy Daniels School, LDC was approached about receiving the gift and accepted.

“The New School on the Heights was a founding member of the Alliance for Psychoanalytic Schools, and under the inspired leadership of Dr. Farley and former executive director Dr. Diane Manning, provided world-class care for children and families,” said Dr. Rosenblitt. “Over their several decades of service, lives were transformed as a result of their work. The Lucy Daniels Center is indebted to them for their groundbreaking efforts and all that we have learned from them, and we are truly honored to receive this gift to further their legacy.”

The Center’s Family Guidance Service (FGS), which offers onsite therapy to children dealing with emotional, social and mental challenges, has been renamed the Farley-Manning Family Guidance Service.  Plaques honoring Dr. Farley and Dr. Manning were unveiled in early September in a ceremony at LDC.

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