Support Our Work
Pro Bono Counseling Project clients are uninsured, with limited incomes from minimum wage jobs. Something terrible happened in their lives and they must find help to regain their balance and continue to contribute to their families and communities. When the Pro Bono Counseling Project recently received a $1,000 gift and calculated that it paid for nearly three months of telephone bills, simply stated, that gave 820 people access to mental health care who would not have received care by any other means.
Please consider giving a donation to support the work of these dedicated clinicians and their clients. In the past year, 1348 families and individuals throughout Maryland would not have received therapy without their generous gift.
Will your employer match your donation to PBCP? Matching gifts provide you with an easy way to potentially double your original donation. Many organizations supplement their employees' contributions to nonprofit organizations. Please check with your Human Resource department to determine if your company has a matching program or would be willing to consider matching your donation.
An Easy Way to Shop & Give to the PBCP
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Pro Bono Counseling Project every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Pro Bono Counseling Project.
How Does It Work?
- Use your regular Amazon.com account with the same login information, or set up a new account if you don't yet have one.
- Designate “Pro Bono Counseling Project” as the charitable organization that you’d like to support. You need to do this one time only!
- Every time you shop at Amazon, just logon through smile.amazon.com and you’ll be supporting PBCP! Amazon donates a percentage of your purchase price.
- For more information about Amazon Smile, see details on Amazon's website.
Dear Friends & Volunteers-
The Pro Bono Counseling Project is celebrating 25 years working with licensed mental health professionals throughout Maryland who have taken more than 10,500 Maryland families, couples and individuals of all ages into their private practices. We started because the federal government was going to impose a national health care policy that did not take the necessities of mental health care into account. Much has changed during the past 25 years, and much hasn't. We may have parity now with somatic care; and the Affordable Care Act has opened many doors; but in 2016, we are still facing little and less access to mental health care.
We are still lacking in the following areas: 1) Spanish-speaking clinicians; 2)Sponsorships to provide more free workshops for therapists; and 3) a part-time staff member to travel throughout Maryland in rural and urban communities, talking with seniors, adolescents, recent immigrants to dispel the stigma and show how easy it is to access care.
Until these concerns are resolved, it will always be our mission to provide Marylanders with limited resources access to mental health care providers in the community along with other necessary supportive services.
President Pro Bono Counseling Project
In addition to giving a monetary contribution, there are other ways to support the Pro Bono Counseling Project which include signing up to be a volunteer clinician, volunteering time at the administrative office, donating expertise as a public speaker and/or establishing a unique community partnership. For more information on the ways you can become involved, go to ways to support our work »
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