Samaritan Counseling Center gets grant funds from United Way of Greater McHenry County

  • Carole Peters, left, Executive Director of United Way of Greater McHenry County, congratulates Samaritan Counseling Center's Clinical Director Scott Campbell and Executive Director Jeanne Hanson on the recent $10,000 grant award.

    Carole Peters, left, Executive Director of United Way of Greater McHenry County, congratulates Samaritan Counseling Center's Clinical Director Scott Campbell and Executive Director Jeanne Hanson on the recent $10,000 grant award. Courtesy of Heather Arnold

 
Submitted by Jeanne Hanson
Posted10/11/2019 8:15 PM

Samaritan Counseling Center of the Northwest Suburbs recently received grant funds of $10,000 for family and individual counseling from United Way of Greater McHenry County.

Samaritan serves all ages of clients who are seeking mental, emotional or behavioral help, and accepts most major insurance. For those who are uninsured or underinsured, Samaritan offers a sliding scale and additional scholarships so that no one is turned away because they can't afford services.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Last year, Samaritan provided $107,000 of financial assistance.

"We are very grateful to United Way of McHenry County for their tremendous support, and look forward to helping even more people this year," said Jeanne Hanson, Executive Director of Samaritan. "Many times mental health crises happen on the heels of a financial crisis, like a job loss, or extraordinary medical bills, a divorce, or death of a loved one, so it's important to be able to provide help when people are hurting and need compassionate, excellent care to navigate those difficult situations."

The United Way of Greater McHenry County awards annual grants to 29 local nonprofit partners by an application and review process. Funding requests are reviewed by a panel of community members each spring and awarded in July.

"We wouldn't be able to support these fundamental programs without the generosity of our donors and supporters in McHenry County. Their gifts have made it possible for United Way of Greater McHenry County to grant $1.1 million this year to our 29 local nonprofit partner agencies," said United Way Executive Director Carole Peters. "Our mission is to unite people and resources to build a stronger McHenry County and partnering with Samaritan Counseling Center is integral in making that happen. We are proud to support them and will continue to work hard to bring awareness to the impact they have on our community!"

Samaritan Counseling Center of the Northwest Suburbs is a nonprofit that provides hope, help and healing through professional counseling to couples, families, youth, teens, adults and elders. They are inclusive, holistic, and effective, using many different evidence-based treatment modalities, tailored to each client's needs.

They have four locations: in Algonquin at 1146 N. Main St. (Route 31); in Barrington at 1000 Hart Road, Suite 1000; Crystal Lake at The Pointe Christian Outreach Center, 5650 Northwest Hwy.; and McHenry at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 404 N. Green St.

Visit sccnw.org or on Facebook.

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