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Women who Care support TCM Counseling

• Updated Mar 14, 2018 at 2:30 PM

TCM Counseling was selected by Women Who Care in November 2017 to receive donations totaling $26,550. The funds will be used to support three focus areas.

School outreach program

TCM provides counseling services to students in 10 schools in Grand Haven and Spring Lake. This counseling is free to the students and families. Most of the students receiving the counseling services, at their school, would not be able to access professional counseling if it were not for this program.

QPR (Question/Persuade/Refer) suicide prevention training

According to the 2015 Youth Assessment Survey, when asked about suicide, 13.5 percent of local students said they had seriously thought about attempting it and 10 percent had made a plan. TCM is committed to suicide prevention. In 2017, TCM trained 400 Spring Lake students and 400 adults from the Tri-Cities.

Increased need

The number of clients seeking mental health services at TCM increases approximately 20 percent each year. TCM is able to turn $1 donated into almost $3, so this gift of $26,000 will be turned into almost $78,000 worth of mental health services to our community.

About the Women Who Care

Tri-Cities Women Who Care is an alliance of women whose purpose is to help charitable organizations in the Tri-Cities area by streamlining fundraising.

Since its inception in September 2010, at least 250 women have met quarterly for one hour, heard presentations from local organizations and voted to determine which agency received their checks. The group has awarded more than $840,000 to local organizations.

The group is open to all and welcomes new members at any time. Its next meeting is Thursday, March 15, at 5:30 p.m. at the Spring Lake Country Club.

For more information about Tri-Cities Women Who Care, contact Cindy Anderson at 616-842-9549.


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