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As Christmas approaches, my thoughts turn to the beautiful gift of Jesus, who is God WITH us. Thanks to this gift, I am no longer alone. In this hurting world, not being alone makes all the difference, especially as we face struggles. When there is another to walk WITH us through our struggles, we find strength and comfort we would not have found alone.

This is the privilege that I have being a Lay Counselor at Anew Day. I get to sit with clients as they courageously share their stories of sorrow and struggle. I listen with a caring heart and am able to share the gift of WITH that I have been given. As clients feel seen, heard and accepted, they find strength and comfort that grows into hope.

It is a great honor to be allowed to walk alongside Anew Day clients as they do this work, but it isn’t something that I could do alone. I am part of a team of lay counselors overseen by our supervisor, Susan.

Collectively, we give the gift of WITH to each other. As we pray for one another and share tools, insights and experiences with each other, we receive the strength, comfort and help we need to meet our client’s needs. It is a circle of giving and receiving that all began on Christmas Day with the ultimate gift of God WITH us.

Julie Bousfield

Lay Counselor

It has been an incredible blessing to witness what God has done at Anew Day this past year. A year ago, in August, we were struggling with several things. The pandemic had created an unprecedented mental health crisis that dramatically increased the volume of calls for service. Our wait-lists were long, some being 3-4 months. We had a need for a new Clinical Supervisor, and we encountered a loss of revenue due to COVID and canceled fundraisers.

With these needs we turned to God, and He provided in marvelous ways. He provided a Lay Counseling Supervisor who is beyond amazing, and He called many community members to join our staff of lay counselors. We now have 24 trained volunteer counselors working with clients at Anew Day. Our wait lists dramatically decreased as God provided for our need of more counselors.

Additionally, God provided four more therapists, bringing our total to six professionals seeing clients. This includes a therapist with a passion for supporting the mental well-being of First Responders. With our community's support, we were able to fund a new scholarship program that completely pays all therapy costs for local First Responders.

The expenses of running a counseling center are no small thing, but we laid our needs before God and He has answered. He provided through generous donors, like you, as well as through COVID relief money. During this difficult time, we were able to pay all our bills with some left over. Also, our inaugural summer BBQ fundraiser was the most profitable fundraiser in our organization's history. Thank you to all of you who attended and gave so generously.

As I’ve said many times before, Anew Day is an organization that represents a community taking care of its own. We are not government funded. We are community supported. Our beautiful community gives to provide the funding as well as the servant counselors who work here. It is truly an amazing thing to be a part of. We are making a profound difference in people's lives. If you would like to join our team of supporters, either by donating or serving, please call our office or visit our website at

Tricia Johnson

Executive Director

Anew Day is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

All donations given are tax deductible. Our Federal Tax ID: 74-3170188

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We are a non-profit organization and we need your support!

As a 501(c)3 non-profit religious corporation, we rely solely on financial support from donations and volunteers. You can donate one-time, monthly, or through stocks/wills/living trusts - read below for more information about these options.

SUPPORT MONTHLY: Monthly donors are our bread and butter. They supply the dependable income needed to pay consistent monthly bills for the operation of our counseling and counselor training center. These recurring payments can easily be set up through your bank, our website or by calling our office.

FUND SPECIFIC NEEDS: Anew Day always has a wish list for help with various needs/wants. If you would like to supply one or more of those needs for us, you will know exactly what your money is purchasing for our ministry.

GIVE ONE TIME: Any and all donations are greatly appreciated and are needed to fill in the gap between what our monthly donors give, and the operating costs of Anew Day. No amount is too small and all donations are greatly appreciated!

DONATE GOODS AND/OR SERVICES: If you own/manage a business that supplies goods or services that might be helpful to Anew Day, in-kind donations can be terrific, and their value is tax deductible. Even a store discount would be greatly appreciated.

ESTATE PLANNING: Many people remember charitable organizations in their wills and trusts. We would be very grateful if you would consider adding Anew Day to your estate planning.

Our Federal Tax ID: 74-3170188

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