How about some fresh air, something positive, and maybe even a little hope for those who are feeling hopeless.
Tracy Steffen from 100 Women Who Care Temecula Valley has been instrumental in helping Encouragers Counseling & Training Centers provide low cost and even free mental health services to low income families in Temecula and Riverside County (check out their facebook page). She also brought our Scholarship program to the attention of the Schultz Family Foundation, (https://schultzfamilyfoundation.org) and Tracy presented Encouragers Counseling & Training Centers with a check for $2400.00 in addition to the $4800.00 100 Women Who Care Temecula Valley donated. 100% of this money goes to cover costs of providing therapy to an individual or family who do not have the financial means to cover their insurance copays and deductibles or have lost their insurance due to Covid-19 furloughs and layoffs.
In a recent article published by THEFIX.com, "One-third of Americans report clinically significant symptoms of anxiety or clinical depression, according to a late May 2020 release of Census Bureau data."https://www.thefix.com/flattening-mental-health-curve-next-big-coronavirus-challenge
While everyone has been huddling up at home, we at Encouragers have been hard at work preparing for the anticipated wave of mental health fallout caused by Covid-19. Encouragers will soon be opening our doors to a new Murrieta Training Center where mental health providers can come together to improve communication, training, and emotional support with others in the field of mental health.
If you would like to donate to help Encouragers help others in need, your financial and prayerful support is greatly appreciated. If you would like to learn more about the Murrieta Training Center, send me an email: Vicki@EncouragersUSA.org.