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2020 Census

If you haven’t already, be sure to complete the 2020 Census for your household.  Your confidential answers to a few basic questions may be submitted online by clicking the link below, by mail, or by phone at 844.330.2020.

The 2020 Census helps to determine your congressional representation, appropriate hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide statistics that will directly impact your community for the next decade.

Please do your […]

By |2020-04-02T10:25:29-04:00April 1st, 2020|

PBCP’s Response to COVID-19

Dear PBCP Supporter,

I hope that this message finds you well. While our current times are uncertain, we wanted to share with you how the Pro Bono Counseling Project (PBCP) has been responding and developing its resources to help ensure mental health services are available for those in need during this period:

  • PBCP shifted rapidly from staff working entirely from a physical office to have the capability to work remotely. All […]
By |2020-03-31T10:52:51-04:00March 25th, 2020|


Please note: This is an evolving situation, and information is frequently changing. We will make every effort to update this RESOURCE PAGE as we are able, but, it is prudent to check with your licensing board, the US Department of Health and Human Services, your professional organizations, the Centers for Disease Control, and other trusted information sources for the most up-to-date information. This information is provided as a resource, and […]

By |2020-03-26T13:53:11-04:00March 20th, 2020|

Giving Tuesday Generosity

Mark your calendar!  Giving Tuesday is December 3, 2019, an opportunity for you to stand up for the causes that matter to you most.  At Pro Bono Counseling, we’re proud to be a part of this global movement for generosity.  Our mission is to ensure that Marylanders with limited resources requesting mental health care are provided access to volunteer licensed mental health professionals and other necessary supportive services.

Your Giving Tuesday […]

By |2020-02-05T13:03:17-05:00November 21st, 2019|

QPR Training on World Mental Health Day

The World Health Organization observes World Mental Health Day on October 10, as a day to bring attention to mental health issues around the globe. Starting in 2018, the Pro Bono Counseling Project has commemorated the day by facilitating a Question, Persuade, Refer suicide prevention training for students, faculty, and staff at the University of Maryland, Baltimore through the Interprofessional Student Learning Initiative.  PBCP Executive Director, Amy Greensfelder, […]

By |2020-02-05T13:06:40-05:00October 9th, 2019|

PBCP Achieves Standards for Excellence Re-Accreditation

On October 3, 2019, the Pro Bono Counseling Project was honored at the Maryland Nonprofits Annual Conference for achieving re-accreditation through the Standards for Excellence Institute. The Standards for Excellence is a national code of ethics and accountability for nonprofit organizations that originated from Maryland Nonprofits.

PBCP initially achieved Standards for Excellence Accreditation in 2007, and has since gone through the re-accreditation process twice. The Board of Directors of […]

By |2020-02-05T13:08:37-05:00October 9th, 2019|

At the Intersection: Trauma Informed Care for Gender Diverse Clients

Continuing with its mission to provide access to mental health care for Marylanders with limited resources, the Pro Bono Counseling Project (PBCP) recently provided an opportunity for volunteer clinicians to participate in a day-long training with presenter Tavi Hawn, LCSW-C, to address the needs of transgender and gender non-conforming clients seeking care. Practitioners received continuing education credits for their participation.

The training, entitled At the Intersection: Trauma Informed Care for Gender […]

By |2020-02-05T13:09:39-05:00September 19th, 2019|

EveryMind’s Suicide Attempt Survivor Group

In commemoration of World Suicide Prevention Day, PBCP is pleased to share information about a free support group for survivors of suicide attempts offered by EveryMind in Rockville, Maryland.

Guest Blog Post by Kirsten Robinette, Online Emotional Support Specialist at EveryMind

Have you or someone you loved struggled with suicide? For many of us, this answer is yes. We often become the support systems for those who are struggling with […]

By |2019-10-01T11:22:26-04:00September 10th, 2019|

Mental Illness Among South Asians Americans: Twenty Culturally Mindful Case Studies

One of Pro Bono Counseling Project’s seven special programs is CHAI (Counselors Helping [South] Asian and Indians). Founded in 2001 as an independent organization, CHAI is dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of South Asian communities in Maryland and to reducing the stigma that is sometimes associated with mental illness. In 2017, CHAI joined with PBCP, and, as one of PBCP’s special programs, has continued to provide education, resources, […]

By |2020-02-05T13:35:57-05:00August 7th, 2019|