Need for Services to Rise in New Year

PC&CC is thrilled to report that 2008 was a record year for providing support and education services to the underserved in our community. Of the 7,250 counseling sessions led by our therapists in 2008, 841 were low-cost and 380 were pro bono. PC&CC also awarded nine scholarships to help couples attend our “Getting the Love You Want” weekend workshops.According to Executive Director Carl Siegel, “the need for our services is growing daily as the economy continues to tighten.”

In particular, the DC Department of Mental Health’s September recommendation that the DC Community Services Agency cease providing mental health services is likely to result in a rush of needy patients searching for emotional support services from fee-for-service providers. “Clearly, the upcoming year will be financially challenging as we continue our commitment to excellence in counseling while meeting the needs of a growing underserved population,” Siegel explains. “We hope that our community will consider supporting our efforts of PC&CC by making donations on our website.”

Siegel notes that PC&CC’s has robust goals for 2009. “We intend to increase the number of underserved clients exposed to Imago Therapy by 25 percent. We also will double the number of partial scholarships available for couples unable to afford the life-changing ‘Getting the Love You Want’ workshop.”

Donations are welcome via a link on our website. Please contact Carl Siegel for more information.