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Introducing the Pro Bono Counseling Project
25th Year Video Tribute
As we celebrate 25 years of service, we thank you for your support of the Pro Bono Counseling Project and mental health care access in Maryland. To express our gratitude, we honor your generosity with a video tribute sharing the impact of the Pro Bono Counseling Project and your compassion on the lives of those in need in Maryland.
A very special thank you to photographer Joe Rubino for donating his professional services to create this video.
Pictured from left: CHAI Board President Samir Palli, Pro Bono Counseling Project Board President Eric Radz, and Swaran Dhawan, CHAI Representative to PBCP Board
We are pleased to announce that the Maryland non-profit organization Counselors Helping South Asian/Indians, Inc. (CHAI) will now become a program within the Pro Bono Counseling Project. For 15 years, CHAI’s mission has been to reach out to South Asians throughout Maryland to educate and inform them of the benefits of mental health care and to dispel the stigma associated with it. This mission will now be continued as one of the Pro Bono Counseling Project’s programs.
The Pro Bono Counseling Project and CHAI have always worked closely together, providing access to free mental health care for South Asian families, couples and individuals who many not otherwise be able to afford therapy.
“Through the new CHAI program, we are committed to further enhancing this valuable mental health and wellness service to the South Asian community,” states Pro Bono Counseling Project Board President Eric Radz.
“We encourage all South Asian clinical community members to join with us to further enrich our partnership as Pro Bono Counseling introduces our program,” states CHAI Board President Samir Palli.
Pro Bono Counseling Project's
25th Anniversary Silver Celebration
Thank you to Dr. Kay Jamison and everyone who attended and supported the Pro Bono Counseling Project's 25th Anniversary Silver Celebration. Dr. Jamison honored us with a book signing and question and answer session, and even gave us a sneak preview of her soon to be released book!
Pictured from left: Dr. Kay Jamison, Executive Director Barbara Anderson, and Board of Directors President Eric Radz.
A special thanks to Silver Celebration sponsors Bacchus Importers, Wegmans Hunt Valley, Giant Foods and BJs Wholesale Club for their donations in support of the event.
PBCP is pleased to announce the following workshops:
"Improvements in Well-Being When the Underserved are Provided Mental Health Services"
The Pro Bono Counseling Project 4-year study that was designed and analyzed by graduate students of the Bloomberg School of Public Health of the Johns Hopkins University was sent to 21 legislators of the Maryland General Assembly. Our data demonstrated that clients who met with their therapist were 10.4% more likely to be satisfied with their job and, on a Likert Scale, had 36.4% higher level of well-being. The data shows that therapy can help Marylanders to work and feel better! The Mental Health Association will use this study to assist in its advocacy work during this legislative session. If you would like a copy of the study, please send your e-mail address.
In need of Clinicians! Refer a friend!
We offer benefits exclusively for clinicians who are participating in the PBCP. And now, more than ever, we need you to invite a colleague so that we may more equitably refer families, couples and individuals throughout Maryland.
Requests for therapy have dramatically increased—we currently have 650 active cases. PBCP needs your help in recruiting additional therapists to join our mission in your county.
Additionally, PBCP is always looking for bi-lingual therapists to serve the growing Latino community.
PS Benefits include free CEs at inspiring workshops, networking within & outside your clinical group, free resources guide, documentation of your pro bono hours, + + +.
Affordable Care Act Info
We are pleased to provide a handy tool that can help navigate clients through enrolling for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
This tool is an exclusive benefit for PBCP volunteer clinicians. To receive this information, contact Tina at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.825.1001 x103.
Komen Maryland Race for the Cure
Breast cancer survivor Ava Queen, a Pro Bono Counseling Project client, was featured in one of Susan G. Komen Maryland Affiliate's Race for the Cure promotional emails for the Baltimore race in October.
Please Note: The Pro Bono Counseling Project always ensures complete confidentiality of all client names and information. Ms. Queen has signed a consent for release of confidential information so she can tell her personal story of the support provided by PBCP and Susan G. Komen for the Cure Maryland Affiliate.