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Why Give to MHA?

The Mental Health Association of Frederick County is an independent 501(c)3 organization dedicated to building a strong foundation of emotional wellness through education, empowerment, advocacy and treatment for children, adults and families.

Your gift enables MHA to be available, accessible and responsive to the changing needs of our community.  Your support brings us closer to our vision of a community where children can grow and thrive without fear, where good mental health is valued, where people of all agees knwo when and how to seek help for emotional or family problems without shame, and where everyone will have access to mental health services without barriers.

Here is a snapshot of MHA's impact in fiscal year 2012:

MHA CALL CENTER
  • MHA's Call Specialists Answered: 
    • 25,422 Hotline Calls
    •   6,146 Calls to 2-1-1
    •   1,710 Suicide Related Calls
  • MHA's Call Specialists made 1,271 follow up calls to check back with callers
  • 98% of callers felt better after talking with a Call Specialist
  • 97% of callers were better able to deal with their  crisis situation after calling
COUNSELING SERVICES
  • 331 children, youth, and adults between the ages of 4 and 74 recieved
  • 3,683 therapy sessions paying on a sliding fee scale
  • 76% of clients realized improvements in social interactions and their sense of wellbeing
  • 75% of clients experienced improvement in daily functioning
HEALTHY FAMILIES
  • 918 home visits were made by Family Support Workers 
  • 73 first time parents were supported
  • 63 children had a healthy start on the road to school readiness
  • 97% of those children were developmentally on track
  • 100% of participating famililes had no Child Protective Services involvement
FAMILY VISITATION SERVICES
  • 992 hours of supervised visitation
  • 69 hours of parent coaching
  • 93 children enjoyed safe, appropriate visits with thier non-custodial parents
  • 92% of residential parents reported feeling safe using Visitation Services
  • 73% of visiting partents report an improved relationship with their child as a result of the program
COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASA) / Voices for Children
  • 90 abused and neglected children were represented by 
  • 78 specially trained, caring volunteers
  • 80% of these children were placed in permanent homes (CASA, Frederick County)
  • 100% of these children were placed in permanent homes (Voices for Children, Carroll County)
CHILD CARE CHOICES
  • 1,462 Child Care Providers participated in training sessions
  • 516 site visits were made to support early childhood mental health
  • 88% of programs served reported improved social and emotional child behavior
  • 97% of participants exhibited gains in knowledge after childcare training
  • And so much more....
Your gift will make a real difference to the lives of those the Mental Health Association of Frederick County is able to serve and a positive impact on our community!  Thank you!               

Make A Gift

Your support enables us to provide suicide/crisis intervention, professional therapy services on a sliding scale basis, trained advocates for children in the foster care system, and child abuse prevention programs that strengthen and empower Frederick’s children and families.
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