No need to suffer alone, come join our community.
Our unique approach to address mental health needs starts with one hour of therapeutic work each week. In addition to that hour, you will also volunteer for 1 - 4 hours each week. By combining these two elements, we believe that you can improve both your mental health and your community.
We understand that not everyone is able to make the time to volunteer 1 - 4 hours weekly. In these instances, we will be offering a "Donation Station". Whether you choose to donate non-perishable food, clothes, toys, home goods - the decision is yours. Items are then given to local nonprofits to give back to the community. This way, you are still helping others while also helping yourself.
Our goal is to serve the individual while serving the community.
- Our biggest aspiration is to improve our community, both on an individual and collective level. Through our treatment model, we provide high-quality, individual mental health services and collaborate with the community to further enhance the services we offer. This allows the individuals we work with to then serve their community in some capacity.
- We work with our community to offer a variety of volunteer experiences; from animals to nature to geriatrics.
- We track progress through using evidence-based measures to assess how this treatment model is working for each individual. If it turns out this treatment model is not a good fit for you, we are able to adjust and personalize your treatment to what works best for you.
Meet our Board
Are you interested in vounteering on our board? Send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie HarrisVice President
Andrea Cotone RobbinsBoard Member
Heather AustinBoard Member
* A special "Thank you!" to Stacey of Stacey Grondin Photography for donating her time.
Who provides the services?
Services are provided by licensed, mental health clinicians.
What ages do you work with?
We work with a variety of individuals ages, 13 through 113.
Where do I volunteer?
We network with a variety of agencies, from animals to geriatrics to the environment; we want to have people participate in an area they enjoy. If there is an agency or a cause that you feel passionate about, talk with your clinician as we want the volunteer fit to be a positive experience.
What is a typical length of treatment?
Treatment is personalized to each individual. In general though, 6-12 months is the average length of time for participation with both Community Supporting Community (CSC) and at their volunteer agency. However, people may choose to continue to volunteer beyond their time with CSC.
I am very busy and can't volunteer my time but I can donate goods. Will this be just as beneficial?
This therapeutic model is based on studies that have looked at volunteering hours specifically. We are currently collecting data and hope to be able to compare these two groups in the future.
Do you accept my insurance? If not, how are services paid for?
We do not accept insurance. We serve our community through grants and generous donations from our donors. If a person is able to pay the session fee without financial hardship we strongly encourage this, as this allows us to serve the greatest number of people in our community.