Together, we are making a difference in our community.
The Women’s Center has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Hollister Confidence Fund grant program. We will use this grant to further our Adolescent Mental Health Program – in order to significantly improve the mental health and well-being of all members of the community through counseling, education, support, and advocacy. This announcement comes in celebration of Hollister’s World Teen Mental Wellness Day, an annual event held on March 2 that the global teen retailer founded in partnership with the National Day Calendar to dismantle the stigma around teen mental health.
The Women’s Center is one of twenty non-profit organizations and projects nationwide that have been awarded grants totaling $1 million, all to build further confidence among teens across a variety of communities.
“Mental health issues among adolescents are at a historic level. It is more important than ever to understand their struggles, be there to provide support and open up access to effective treatment programs,” said Rachna Krishnan, CEO and Executive Director at The Women’s Center. “This grant will help The Women’s Center to further expand services to our community’s adolescent population.”
“We have the unique opportunity of being there for our customers during truly formative times in their lives, and we know mental health is a huge part of that journey – which is why we’re passionate about supporting initiatives that improve teens’ well-being,” said Kristin Scott, Global Brand President at Abercrombie & Fitch Co. “We are honored to give back to these organizations and projects through the Hollister Confidence Project, and to support those who are working to champion these causes day in and day out within our communities.”
About the Hollister Confidence Fund
The Hollister Confidence Fund is part of The Hollister Confidence Project, a year-round, worldwide initiative dedicated to helping teens feel their most comfortable, confident and capable. This year’s grant recipients were selected by The Hollister Confidence Project’s advisory board, which consists of mental health experts, educators and Hollister brand representatives. To learn more about the Hollister Confidence Project, click here.
There’s still more work to be done
The generosity and support of individuals and organizations such as the Hollister Confidence Fund helps The Center continue to provide our clients access to a comprehensive suite of effective programs and affordable services. But there is still more that can be done. The pandemic has had a devastating impact on communities across the world, disproportionately affecting specific populations. Anxiety, depression, and episodes of self-harm are at a record high, especially among 13 to 22-year-olds.
Please consider donating to The Women’s Center. When you donate to The Women’s Center, we work hard to ensure that your giving goes to support the mission, as opposed to administrative and overhead expenses. We do our best to use donor dollars to support the community, including our adolescent and teen counseling programs.
For more information on our Adolescent Mental Health Program, visit this page on our website. If you or someone you know is looking for adolescent and teen counseling, you can also make an appointment here.