PRESS RELEASE – Unprecedented Coalition of Mental Health Orgs Partner to Support Separated Families

These partnerships allow all organizations to expand their impact and facilitate critical mental health service to those affected.

 

Washington, D.C., August 8, 2018 — Give an Hour – the lead organization for the Campaign to Change Direction, a national nonprofit providing pro-bono mental health services – announced today that they are partnering with the American Psychological Association (APA), California Psychological Association (CPA) and California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT) to expand support for those affected by the humanitarian crisis continuing to develop at the U.S. border.

Give an Hour currently consists of approximately 7,000 mental health professionals, providing free and confidential mental health care to those in need; to-date, they have donated more than 250,000 hours of free care, valued at more than $25 million. Through these partnerships, Give an Hour will be able to enlist the support of tens of thousands of additional licensed mental health professionals – particularly Spanish-speaking providers located in U.S. border states – while also considering the children and families that have been moved to facilities in many states across the country. Mental health professionals around the country are being asked to join the network in the event that their services are needed.

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