Community. It’s at the heart of all that is the Edmonton Community Foundation, right down to its name.
Announced at our annual Rose Campaign Breakfast, the Edmonton Community Foundation is living up to its name — and then some — with a transformational gift of $75,000 per year over the next 3 years towards a new Registered Psychologist for our Counselling Services.
This new Registered Psychologist will in turn be able to supervise a team of 4 masters’ degree students. The addition of 5 qualified psychologists will triple the sessions we are currently able to offer, adding up to 6,600 hours of counselling time and expanding our reach to approximately 500 adults and children in crisis each year.
We’re thrilled at the promise of this gift and all the opportunities it creates for the most vulnerable women, children, and families in our city. Thank you, Edmonton Community Foundation!
About our Counselling Services
Opened in 1972, the YWCA Counselling Services offers psychological support to anyone in need, but our clients are typically women with lower incomes who are suffering from trauma and are often in crisis.
Each year, we provide approximately 3,300 counselling sessions to nearly 400 clients. 99% of these sessions are partially or fully subsidized. We never turn a person away due to their inability to pay.
Be part of someone’s new beginning
When you invest in our Counselling Services, you give a woman and her child access to affordable mental health services and specialized domestic violence support. Donate today.