Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce


HOLYOKE, MA – September 21, 2021 – Golfers had a great time on and off the course at the River Valley Counseling Center (RVCC) 6th Annual Golf Tournament held on September 10, 2021 at the East Mountain Country Club in Westfield. The event raised $32,000 to support the essential services that RVCC provides to children and teens in the community, in schools, and through local partnerships. The event also raised awareness about mental health and the critical role that RVCC plays in bringing hope to those who receive RVCC’s innovative, compassionate, and empowering services.

“River Valley Counseling Center has continued to be a ray of hope during the COVID pandemic. Our team has pivoted successfully to meet the needs of the youth in the communities we serve during this challenging time. The funds raised will help us to continue providing caring, compassionate and life-saving services to those in need,” said Rosemarie Ansel, RVCC’s Executive Director.

The event was made possible through the generous sponsorships of local businesses, including Action Ambulance Service Inc. as the presenting sponsor. “On behalf of myself, our Regional Vice President Rock Thibeault, and our entire Pioneer Valley division, we can’t thank the good folks at River Valley Counseling enough for allowing us to be part of this great event each year. We know our support allows RVCC the ability to extend their services out into the community and help those who need it the most. We certainly share that mission,” said Frank McNeil, Chief Strategy Officer at Action Ambulance Services. “We can’t wait until next year!”

Photo: Action Ambulance-L-R Rock Thibeault, Dale Meehan McNeil, Frank McNeil, Brian Drury


About River Valley Counseling Center

River Valley Counseling Center, Inc. (RVCC) is a multifaceted mental health agency with a 65+ year history of changing lives and empowering our community throughout the Pioneer Valley. RVCC is a member of Valley Health Systems in Holyoke which also includes the affiliates Holyoke Medical Center, Holyoke Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice Life Care, and Holyoke Medical Group. RVCC services include: outpatient mental health clinics; substance use services, school-based health centers (Teen Clinics); CBHI services; HIV/AIDS Project; CONCERN Employee Assistance Program; and mental health services in schools, physician offices, and community organizations.  To learn more about RVCC, please visit our website: or contact Angela Callahan at (413) 841-3546 or

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