Far West Center social worker recognized for outstanding mental health care

Denise Ayres

Longtime employee Denise Ayres of Far West Center was awarded the prestigious Mental Health Provider Award at NAMI Greater Cleveland’s May 22 annual meeting. In her 20-year career at Far West Center, Denise, a licensed social worker, has always stayed true in her dedication to the well-being of the most severely ill clients. Denise’s tireless work for the Compeer friendship program, and the AHH! art therapy program, are now recognized broadly in the Greater Cleveland community. 

Many providers, consumers, volunteers and community leaders know Denise by name and admire her lively spirit and the “can-do” energy she shares with those around her. Denise will say that she is honored to do the work she loves for her entire career.

“We applaud Denise on her recognition, and are grateful for her efforts, and now this much-deserved recognition,” said Kelly Dylag, President/CEO of Far West Center.

Far West Center is a community mental health center serving residents of western and southern Cuyahoga and Lorain Counties through offices in Westlake and Amherst. For more information, call 440-835-6212, ext. 230, or email intake@farwestcenter.com.

Alicia Goodelle

Alicia Goodelle, Development Specialist at Far West Center

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 9:49 AM, 06.07.2016