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PBCP Volunteer Bharati Devkota Receives MCA Diversity Achievement Award

Longtime Pro Bono Counseling Project volunteer Prem Bharati Devkota, LCPC, CCH,  was recently awarded the Diversity Achievement Award by the Maryland Counseling Association during their annual conference.  According to MCA Member-At-Large Glenda Dickonson, Bharati was selected for this award for her efforts “to raise mental health awareness and facilitate stress management programs with the Nepalese community and is actively involved with members of the Bhutanese Nepalese communities.”  Bharati’s work has […]

By |2020-12-02T10:48:41-05:00December 2nd, 2020|

Give to PBCP on GIVING TUESDAY

#GivingTuesday – A Global Day of Unity 

The current pandemic has caused much uncertainty, and now more than ever, we need your help.

Your generous gift to the PRO BONO COUNSELING PROJECT will help provide quality mental health care for all those in need throughout Maryland.

You can make DOUBLE the DIFFERENCE!

PBCP’s Board of Directors will  MATCH donations made to Pro Bono Counseling’s #GivingTuesday campaign.

Please encourage your friends, family members, and colleagues to […]

By |2020-11-30T14:53:37-05:00November 30th, 2020|

PBCP Offers Free Suicide Prevention Training on Giving Tuesday

For many people, the current COVID-19 pandemic has intensified stress levels and feelings of isolation, depression and anxiety.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these feelings are known to raise the risk for suicide.  To address the potential increased risk, the Pro Bono Counseling Project is offering a free online suicide prevention training on Giving Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 12:00 PM.  The workshop will be led […]

By |2020-11-30T14:46:51-05:00November 30th, 2020|

Enroll in a Health Plan Today

Marylanders can enroll in 2020 and 2021 health plans through Dec. 15, 2020, by visiting The Maryland Health Connection, Maryland’s official health insurance marketplace.  The application is available daily 5 a.m.-1 a.m.

There are many resources available, including a FAQ section, to help you show and enroll in the plan that is right for you.

RESOURCES

By |2020-11-20T15:08:20-05:00November 20th, 2020|

Mental Health Warmline Specialist Position Available

We are hiring!

The Pro Bono Counseling Project has an immediate need for a full-time Mental Health Warmline Specialist to provide clinical support services to Marylanders through a newly created warm line, developed in partnership with the 211 Maryland United Way Helpline program.

Please click here for more information about this position.

By |2020-11-06T13:48:49-05:00November 6th, 2020|

Join MOVE Maryland and Support PBCP

As an organization that serves Marylanders, the Pro Bono Counseling Project is proud to partner with MOVE Maryland to raise funds to support mental health services across the state. If you are interested in supporting PBCP while being active, consider signing up for MOVE Maryland’s virtual day of wellness on November 7th.

MOVE Maryland is providing nonprofits and their supporters from across the state with an initiative to get moving, connect […]

By |2020-10-28T12:31:47-04:00October 28th, 2020|

The Impact of COVID-19 on South Asian Americans

SAALT (South Asians Leadings Together) has released a report entitled Unequal Consequences: The Disparate Impact of COVID-19 Across South Asian Americans. By interviewing NCSO (National Coalition of South Asian Organizations) leaders, gathering community testimonials, and analyzing surveys, SAALT has been able to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on South Asians in areas such as New York, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, and the Bay Areas and Central Valley in […]

By |2020-10-27T09:11:36-04:00October 27th, 2020|

PBCP Executive Director Co-Authors Journal of Public Health Nursing Article

The Pro Bono Counseling Project (PBCP) is a partner organization of the Baltimore Neighbors Network (BNN), a virtual community of trained volunteers established to provide an immediate response to the epidemic of loneliness and isolation COVID-19 is creating for Baltimore’s most vulnerable residents. PBCP Executive Director Amy Greensfelder co-authored an article recently published in the Journal of Public Health Nursing entitled “Service learning in public health nursing education: How COVID-19 […]

By |2020-09-03T15:42:45-04:00September 3rd, 2020|

PBCP Intern Reflects on Positivi-Tea Night

In August, undergraduate student Nivi Mariappan completed an internship with the Pro Bono Counseling Project. When she was interviewing for the internship, she shared her experiences starting “Positivi-Tea Night” on campus at UMBC, a social program to support mental wellness by bringing students together through sharing tea.  Staff were taken by this initiative since PBCP’s CHAI program (Counselors Helping South Asians and Indians) gets its name from the word for […]

By |2020-09-01T14:20:21-04:00September 1st, 2020|

WMAR 2 News Features New PBCP WARMLine

WMAR-2 News Baltimore recently featured PBCP ’s new WARMLine in a news story about the stress of the current pandemic.

CLICK HERE to view the news segment.

If you’re feeling anxious, depressed or just need someone to talk to, call 211 (443.608.9182 direct) and ask for the WARMLine for help.

Pro Bono Counseling received a grant from the United Way of Central Maryland to establish a new mental health WARMLine.   The WARMLine […]

By |2020-08-10T10:50:42-04:00August 10th, 2020|