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Family Advocate Program Volunteers

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Mental Health America of Franklin County

  • 9 people are interested

Volunteers needed! Those with knowledge of the local (Franklin County) mental health system can use their past experiences as a family member, loved one or treatment professional to give hope, understanding and problem-solving options and other supportive resources to participants of the Family Advocate Program. Stipend provided to cover any program related costs (limits apply), and most work can be done at home or in the community. Contact DeAnna at familyadvocate@mhafc.org to learn more.

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About Mental Health America of Franklin County

Location:

2323 W. 5th Ave., Suite 160, Columbus, OH 43204, US

Mission Statement

Mental Health America of Franklin County (MHAFC) is here to help guide you on your road to better mental health. Finding your way through the mental health system can be difficult. We provide a personal, knowledgeable approach to referring those in need to the appropriate services. Mental health issues affect 1 in 4 individuals each year. Unfortunately, only a mere 16% of those individuals will seek treatment. We are here to help you! MHAFC is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders and raising awareness and understanding of mental health issues through advocacy, education and support services in our community. We are a private, not-for-profit organization established in 1956. MHAFC envisions a just, humane and healthy society in which all adults and children receive the help they need, are well informed and are accorded respect, dignity and the opportunity to achieve their full potential, free from stigma and prejudice.

Description

The Pro Bono Counseling Program is a new service that links volunteer mental health professionals in the community with those who need but cannot afford mental health counseling. Our volunteers are licensed mental health professionals that provide short term (less than 12 sessions) of counseling at no cost to the recipient.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2323 W. Fifth AveSuite 160Columbus, OH 43204

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Advocacy
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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