From The Director: Incredible Blessings
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 www.anew-day.com
Anew Day is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
All donations given are tax deductible. Our Federal Tax ID: 74-3170188