Daemion Counseling Center celebrates 50 years of hope and healing

Courtesy of Ray Hoffman, Main Line Times & Suburban


It was planned as a celebration of hope and healing. And what a celebration it was!

Perhaps the only thing missing from Daemion Counseling Center’s’ 50th Hope Gala at Waynesborough Country Club was Kool and the Gang rocking the house with their 1980 hit, “Celebration,” because there definitely was “a party goin’ on right here, a celebration to last throughout the years.”

More than 200 “friends” of the Berwyn mental health counseling non-profit joined in the fun-filled evening created to recognize Daemion’s more than half-century of service. And to raise money to help the agency continue to serve those with mental health needs throughout the Delaware Valley.

“Energy in the room” formed at the welcome reception with live music of the Blue Sky Band (more about them later) and complimentary photos by Emily Brunner Photography. It continued throughout a fast-paced program of recognition and tribute. Not to mention a keynote presentation by Fran Dunphy, the winningest coach in Philadelphia collegiate basketball history. (More about him later, too) and a silent auction.