Mary Sherlach Counseling Center to be dedicated June 15

Six months after the tragedy that claimed the life of Trumbull resident Mary Sherlach, the counseling center at 121 Old Mine Road, will be dedicated to her memory.

The dedication of the Mary J. Sherlach Counseling Center is scheduled for Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m.

Sherlach was a Trumbull resident who dedicated her life’s work to helping young children with problems and difficulties. She was a school psychologist at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where she was shot while trying to protect the students.

First Selectman Timothy Herbst proposed naming the center after Sherlach.

The center is a satellite office of the Center for Women & Families and is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for Trumbull residents and families. Typical counseling goals include family interventions to address childhood attention deficit and behavior issues, parent-child conflicts, adolescent concerns, juvenile court referrals, domestic violence, and divorce issues, as well as individual or family psychotherapy.

In the wake of the tragedy, the family has also started Mary’s Fund at the Fairfield County Community Foundation as a way to continue her life’s work and help those who may not have insurance or money to pay for services.