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Our Next DWC Luncheon

Luncheons are held monthly on the second Wednesday of each month (except for the months of July and August). Signup is required by the Friday before the meeting.

June Luncheon

Wednesday, June 12th
(The last day to RSVP or cancel is Friday, June 7th )

Check In Time Begins at 10:45 AM
Social Time 11:00 – 11:30 AM
Program 11:30 – 12:00 PM

14073 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, Florida

Our Guest Speaker

Certified First Responder Clinician

Kathleen is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) working in private practice at The Crane Center, LLC in Destin, Florida. She holds a B.S. degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. She also holds a M.S. degree in Counseling and Psychology (Clinical Mental Health) from Troy University. She has over 10 years’ experience working in clinical mental health care and offers a wide array of services to individuals, couples, and families.

She is Certified First Responder Counselor and is trained in the unique culture of First Responders. She assisted in establishing the Mental Health and Wellness Program at Walton County Sheriff’s Office, which includes law enforcement operations, jail operations, fire rescue, animal services, and communications by providing individual counseling and facilitating critical incident debriefings to department members. She enjoys training and educating first responders on the importance of mental health wellness in the first responder culture. She has always had interest in helping those who serve and protect the community as she grew up in a first responder family.

Kathleen is nationally board-certified counselor (NCC). She also holds an advanced level credential as a Certified Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC) for professionals practicing clinical mental health counseling. She has earned the designation of Emergency Responder and Public Safety Certified Clinician (NERPSC), a community of certified mental health professionals dedicated to caring for and serving emergency responders and public safety personnel and their families.

In addition to being a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, she is also a Qualified Supervisor for the State of Florida and offers clinical supervision for Florida Mental Health Counseling Registered Interns.

Kathleen is a trained hostage negotiator and continues to train in crisis intervention/ response.


Salad Wedge

plus your choice of:

Grilled Chilean Salmon

Grilled Beef Tenderloin Medallions over yellow rice

Hurricane Chicken Salad (fried chicken bites)

Veggie Pasta Alfredo

Please don’t forget …
Food Bank Donations Needed and Appreciated

For the rest of the year the DWC is asking everyone to bring one or more non-perishable food items to the luncheons. Mabel Prescott and Betsy Stout-Jones, Co-Chairs of our DWC Family Assistance Fund, will distribute the donations alternately to food pantries in Okaloosa and Walton counties.

Guests Are Welcome! You can RSVP online for them as well.

Cost of lunch is $25.00 – PLEASE no large bills

RSVP Today! Don’t miss out!

If you do not receive your RSVP confirmation email or need to cancel, please email Kara Bell.