Licensed Clinical Providers Donate Services to Help Town Heal
UVALDE, Texas. – (June 3, 2022) – A free mental health clinic is available beginning Monday, June 6, for all residents of Uvalde who may be overwhelmed, anxious or experiencing feelings of confusion and loss following the recent mass shooting at Robb Elementary School. The clinic is staffed by licensed clinical providers and takes place at El Progreso Memorial Library located at 301 W Main St. To schedule an appointment with a provider, contact Bob Stead at 210-843-1540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Providers can support children, teens, adults and families so all ages are welcome. Services are offered both in-person at the library and virtually. Spanish-speaking providers also are available. The clinic hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“When members of the community feel safe enough to reach out, we will be here,” said Bob Stead, MS, LPC, Give an Hour provider and ambassador, who is spearheading the clinic. “We understand this may take time and that’s okay. We are ready when they need us.”
Providers are registered and vetted through the Give an Hour network provider portal to ensure current licensing. Interested providers must be licensed in the state of Texas or PSYPACT and can register here and select “Uvalde, Texas Support Project” in the drop-down menu for population served.
There are immediate needs that must be addressed in Uvalde but the long-term effects on the mental health and emotional wellness of the community as a whole are yet to be determined and may not be as obvious. Give an Hour has a proven track record as evidenced by its Route 91 Heals program and is here for the long haul.
“We are proud to support our providers and assist in any way we can,” said Dr. Trina Clayeux, CEO of Give an Hour. “When Bob approached us with the idea of holding a free mental health clinic, we responded with ‘how can we help?’”
About Give an Hour
Give an Hour is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to create resilient individuals and communities across the U.S. by providing no-cost, barrier-free access to mental health care to military service members, veterans and their families and those impacted by opioid overdose(s), mass shootings and interpersonal violence through its network of licensed mental health providers. Give an Hour has delivered more than 373,000 hours of mental health services since its inception in 2005. The organization is also committed to giving help and hope to those in need by prioritizing mental health education through collaboration with thought leaders, community and volunteers.