Hello Community Partners,
If you have clients in need of counselling please do not hesitate to refer them – referrals and self-referrals can be made via fax (referral form attached), phone call, email or clients can attend our drop-in intake sessions (poster attached) … where a client is ultimately never more than a few days away from connecting with someone. Attached is our brochure … feel free to make as many copies as you wish, and distribute freely. Also attached is the poster for our upcoming fundraiser, which helps us to cover our annual operating costs (as we do not operate with any direct government funding).
I started the agency as I saw – despite all our best efforts – many people fall through the gaps – so I created a non-profit, registered charity that will provide counselling to anyone who wants it. We do so by operating out of donated spaces (thus keeping costs low), and offering free/$5 services (we often ask for a minimum, as we find when a service is totally free, people tend to miss appointments more often as they don’t always take it as seriously as they should – though we can waive the fee completely) with Masters-level counselling psychology interns on practicum, and services with Registered Clinical Counsellors for $38 per individual session/$55 for family/couples sessions. We are clear that we do not want anyone to come to us who is able to afford traditional therapy rates … we want to reach those who cannot.
We continue to remain open to collaborations/partnerships, so if interested in exploring that please do not hesitate to connect. We have counsellors (interns) at dozens of partner sites where the service is totally free to the clients that agency works with.
No one gets turned away and the client can choose which option they prefer.
We operate with no to low waits (no more than a few weeks).
Happy to chat further if interested in discussing ways to work together / if you have any questions.