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The Women's Center of Southeastern Michigan
March 30, 2011

In the world of mental health care approximately 80%-90% of the publicly available funds go to programs that help approximately 10% of the most severely impacted people. That leaves a very large number of people in need of care and support but who cannot afford private practitioner rates. The Women's Center is one a very few agencies that help to fill that gap.

I came to the center as an intern while working on my MSW and found the Center to be one of the most amazing agencies I'd ever encountered. After finishing me degree I found I did not want to leave the Center, the experience had been so fulfilling and the work they do being so important in the community. I have since returned as a volunteer therapist to continue helping in the great work the Center does.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In completing my internship last year I had to end sessions with all of the clients I had been seeing. Each and every one of them expressed appreciation not only for the work we did but for the Center being able to provide those services, where they would not have otherwise been able to receive the help they were looking for.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The Center functions well and effectively as it is. I cannot imagine needing to make changes.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I provide personal counseling and psychotherapy to underserved members of the community.