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New appointments at Focus Counselling Services

New beginnings: Danielle Frith is the new chief executive of Focus Counselling Services (Photograph supplied)

A charity providing counselling services for addicts has a new executive director.

Danielle Frith has taken over the role at Focus Counselling Services (FCS) from Leslie Grant, who held the position for the last three years.

Ms Frith has worked in the non-profit field since 2008. She received her Master's in social work from Boston College in 2016, focusing on macrosystems and non-profit management.

Ms Frith moved to Bermuda in 2019 and has worked with the Inter-Agency Committee for Children and Families.

She said: "As a new member of the Focus Counselling Services team, I am excited for multiple opportunities and areas of growth for the organisation.

“Focus has needed to pivot during Covid-19. This pivot has taught us about the organisation. We are taking time in the next few months to best understand these areas and plan for the future."

Last year FCS provided more than 6,500 meals and reached 35 therapeutic clients.

Mr Grant has moved to the Turning Point Substance Abuse Programme as clinical manager.

He said: "I am grateful for the opportunity to have served Focus Counselling Services and its clients.

“It has been an invaluable experience. I am excited to help Focus continue its work in our community, as a member of its Board of Directors."

The organisation also has a new programme manager.

According to an FCS statement, Karla Trott “has been an essential part of the FCS team's success during the difficulties of the pandemic”.

“Ms Trott has been directly involved in the substance abuse treatment field for the past seven years providing individual counselling, group counselling, life skills and is a member of the drug treatment and DUI court team.

Ms Trott said: "I am excited for the opportunity to enhance already existing programmes, initiate new programmes especially for women and continue to network with other agencies to transform our community.

“This will take a collaborative effort, and I am up for the challenge."

For more information about the FCS, call 296 2196, or e-mail dfrith@focus.bm.

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Published May 26, 2021 at 1:52 pm (Updated May 26, 2021 at 1:52 pm)

New appointments at Focus Counselling Services

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