United Way of St. Clair County Grants Funds for Virtual Counseling

Port Huron, MI — The United Way of St. Clair County (UWSCC) granted funds from their Emergency Services Fund – COVID-19 Relief Aid to the Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM). The grant will help the counseling center with the start-up costs and maintenance of their telehealth system so they can provide virtual services.

The counseling center converted from face-to-face counseling to provide virtual counseling to their new and existing clients during this time of social distancing. CCSEM offers counseling services to those who  most need it and never refuses services based on a client’s ability to pay.

Mental Health agencies have reported an increase in anxiety, depression, and substance abuse since the COVID-19 virus began affecting Americans in March. These valuable mental health services allow counselors to meet virtually and offer the support and tools their clients need to feel supported and equipped to deal with this challenging season.

COVID-19 funds are still available for organizations seeking aid.  Visit the United Way of St. Clair County’s Website <HERE> to apply.

 Funds cannot be used for individuals seeking financial support at this time.  UWSCC recommends all individuals with any type of need to dial 2-1-1, or (888) 636-4211, to be connected with available information and resources. Please remember, many organizations have staff working from home and require individuals to leave a phone message.  

Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand