WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY...
I came into counseling when my mother died unexpectedly. It was like having the rug pulled out from under me. Suddenly, I did not know who I was any more. I had not realized how important my mother was to my own self-identity. I had a lot of crying to do, and I had a lot of questions to answer about what my own life was about. Bryan Austill at the Center led me through my grieving process and set me on the path of self discovery. Not an easy path, but I could not have done it without Bryan.
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How to Donate
We rely on the generosity of others. Without financial support from our donors, we could not keep our doors open.
Indeed, 70% of our financial support in 2012 came from generous individuals in our community. The Samaritan Counseling Center is a 501(c)3 organizations and all donations are tax deductible. Please contact the Center if you are interested in attending one of our up-coming fund raising events to learn more about us, to meet our Board of Directors and staff, to hear our stories.
If you click on the donate button to the right, you can make a donation right now through Paypal. You can even print out a donation receipt immediately.
Why donate? We provide an average of $65,000 per year in subsidy to clients who are not able to pay our fee of $125 ($135 beginning January 1, 2013). The average subsidy amount is $40, but we see a limited number of clients at no fee if funds are available. It is our mission to not turn anyone away who is in need of counseling. Donations from generous individuals and different granting organizations make this possible.
The Samaritan Counseling Center could not exist without the support of individuals and grant organizations. The mission of the Center is to provide emotional healing, guidance and support through professional, spiritually-integrated counseling and education. In the image of the Good Samaritan, the Center serves anyone who seeks counseling, with financial assistance available for those in need. In 2012, 83% of our clients required financial assistance. Donations to the Center make this possible.
Many clients are not able to pay more than our $70 minimum fee. Some cannot even pay that. Every donation helps the Center offset the expense of what a client is able to pay with the cost of providing the service. Your money goes directly to help individuals receive the assistance they need and deserve.
The Samaritan Counseling Center is located in the Cabin building of Trinity Church, and Trinity has provided this space rent free from the inception of the Center. In addition to providing us our space, members from Trinity have served on our Board of Directors across the years of the center. Trinity Church is located at 90 Lariat Loop in Edwards, Colorado. We so appreciate our partnership and their support!
Vail Valley Cares
Vail Valley Cares raises money through their two Thrifty Stores in Edwards and Eagle. Through donations of clothing and household goods, the organization serves thousands in the community to be able to purchase these gently used items at very low prices. At the same time, the money raised is then granted to many organizations throughout the valley that also serve the community. To date, Vail Valley Cares has provided over $1,000,000 to these non-profit organizations. Thank you for your generous support of The Samaritan Counseling Center for many years.
United Way of the Eagle River Valley
The mission of the United Way of the Eagle River is "improving lives by mobilizing the caring power in our community". There is no doubt that they are assisting in improving lives through the Samaritan Center of the Rockies. Thank you.
Alpine Bank has provided a general subsidy grant for several years. Thank you!
Eagle River Foundation
Thank you to the Eagle River Foundation who has supported The Samaritan Counseling for many years.
For several years in a row, we have received a community service grant from Eagle County. Thank you Eagle County Commissioners!
For several years running, we have received a grant from the Burt Foundation. Thank you for your support!
Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration
This Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration has provided financial support to the Center for many years. Thank you for your continued support!
Slifer, Smith and Framton
Slifer, Smith & Frampton has supported The Samaritan Counseling Center starting in 2014. Thank you.
Caring for Colorado
Caring for Colorado has supported The Samaritan Counseling Center starting in 2013. Thank you.