Foundation helps those who've experienced trauma

By Mellany Armstrong 12:19pm, October 22, 2013 - Updated 12:28pm, October 22, 2013
Trauma Survivors Foundation 'Black Tie & Sneakers'
An organization that helps people who've gone through traumatic events is holding its first black-tie fundraiser.

Dennis Carradin, a licensed psychologist and founder of the year-old Trauma Survivors Foundation, says he noticed a need in his work while helping a young bank teller.

"Part-time teller, had a gun to her head. So when I talked to her afterwards about the employee assistance program, she looked at me and said, 'I don't have the benefits. I can't talk to anybody. After you, I have no one to talk to and I can't afford it,'" he said.

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The foundation provides counseling for those who can't afford it, scholarships for students looking for careers in the mental health field, and training for trauma therapists. The 'Black Tie and Sneakers' fundraiser is Friday, November 1st, at the Wilmington Country Club. Get more information at

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