Thank you so much for the donation you made to Anew Day in January. We are grateful for your support and recognize that we can’t fulfill our mission without those who give to cover the cost of our work. We get to focus on meeting the needs of our clients and counselors because you support the needs of our counseling center.
As you may know, since the beginning of the pandemic the need for our counseling services has greatly increased. At the same time, three of our professional counselors have completed their hours and gained their licenses for private practice (yay!!!), and several of our lay counselors have encountered challenges requiring them to step away from serving here for now. In light of these realities, Anew Day’s strategic focus for 2022 will include recruiting new counselors and retaining the ones we have. We want all the counselors who serve at Anew Day to feel loved and appreciated. Our 22 volunteer counselors completely donate their time and our 4 professional counselors take less than they might be able to make elsewhere because they believe in our mission. As a way to say thank you and let them know they’re appreciated, we’re updating our break room to include a new pub-style table, a coffee bar/snack station and more things stocked in the fridge/freezer. We hope, by investing a bit of money in this project, all the people who work here will feel loved and appreciated for their sacrificial service. If they forget their lunch, need a pick-me-up snack or a good cup of coffee, we’ll have them covered.
If you would be willing to pray for Anew Day, please pray that God would call more people that believe in our mission and our organization to work here as counselors. We are particularly in need of professional counselors who are either Trainees working on supervised hours to complete their master’s degree or Associates who are working on their supervised hours to become licensed. May God supply the counselors needed to help those who call for our services.
With appreciation for your support,
Anew Day Executive Director