October 24, 2016 (Sarasota, FL) Samaritan Counseling Services of the Gulf Coast was the recipient of a $2500 grant from the WAWA Foundation. The grant, which was presented in September, will be utilized to provide counseling sessions to uninsured, under-insured and low-income women and their families in the Sarasota and Manatee communities.
Samaritan’s Client Assistance Fund is utilized to subsidize the full fee for counseling sessions when a client is unable to afford the services. Money for the Fund is raised throughout the year via special events like the Annual Luncheon (March) and the Golf Tournament (October), legacy gifts, partner fundraising and other general giving.
In order to provide extensive mental health services, Samaritan staffs pastoral counselors, psychologists, clinical social workers, mental-health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and addiction counselors. Each member of the clinical staff is licensed by the state of Florida.
Samaritan Counseling Services of the Gulf Coast, accredited by the Samaritan Institute, is a member of The Samaritan Ministry network; it is one of the largest providers of professional counseling in the United States. Samaritan is a 501 (c) 3 organization. Samaritan Counseling provides services at multiple locations through Sarasota and Manatee counties.