The work of our therapists and counselors at The Women’s Center is more critical than ever.
In 2020, more adults received mental health treatment than in 2019, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data released last month. Research also shows an increase in the number of people–especially among younger adults–struggling with anxiety or depressive disorders symptoms between 2020 through the beginning of 2021. More recently, a 2022 American Psychological Association poll shows we are still besieged by overwhelming stress.
The Women’s Center offers subsidized and free mental health care to thousands of community members each year thanks to philanthropic support from individuals like you, as well as corporations and foundations in the DMV community. We work with women, men, families, young adults, and children– supporting over 5,000 people each year through individuals, couples, and family counseling, adolescent and teen therapy sessions, domestic violence and sexual assault services, financial and career advice, and various support groups and workshops.
How do we do it?
Through your continued generosity.
Fundraising events, such as our upcoming Annual Gala at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner on October 29th, enable us to expand critical mental health services and ensure we reach more people in need. They also present an opportunity for community members to get involved.
Our services are also supported by grants, for example, the Virginia Health Care Foundation and the Hollister Confidence Fund funded the augmentation of our Adolescent Mental Health Program. As a result, we are able to help more adolescents struggling with anxiety, self-esteem, loneliness, and depression resolve emotional issues and equip them with healthy coping and problem-solving skills.
Here’s a snapshot of how big of an impact an individual donation can make:
- $1,000 provides two months of support in Spanish for a survivors group.
- $500 provides workshops to help clients develop financial literacy.
- $250 provides five therapy sessions for a client without insurance.
- $100 provides a group therapy session for ten people.
- $50 provides an intake and therapy session for a new low-income client.
The first week of October is Mental Illness Awareness Week, a perfect time to get involved and together help propel our communities forward. Click here to learn more about this year’s gala and join the celebration of our community’s commitment and growth.