2022 Holiday Giving
In 2022, up to 40% of adults and youth have reported symptoms of depression and/or anxiety. But services are in short supply, inaccessible and unaffordable for the most vulnerable members of our communities. When you give to Samaritan, you help us break through these barriers.
People Are Suffering with Emotional Wounds. Your Compassion Will Heal Them.
Your Holiday Gift Will Heal Emotional Wounds
If you search online for “national mental health crisis” and read some of the results, you’ll understand why mental health has reached a crisis level. The statistics are just as troubling today as they were when the pandemic was at its peak. In fact, psychiatric emergency room visits rose by 20% over the past year.
But I’m an optimist, and I believe that things can get better when all of us pitch in to help.
It’s incredible what a compassionate heart can do! I’m referring to your heart, your generous, compassionate heart that has led you to faithfully support Samaritan. Last year, you helped rescue 1,059 people from the devastating effects of trauma, brokenness, loss, and so much more. You restored their hope and healed their emotional wounds. Thank you for giving.
As a friend of Samaritan, you know that sound mental health makes all the difference in a person’s life. I’d like to take a moment to share Mel’s story with you. Mel suffered with lifelong emotional wounds before she found hope, healing, and transformation at Samaritan.
Isolated from the community by domineering parents, “Mel” had been raised to view God as a fearful being who frequently punished her for real and perceived transgressions. Her upbringing instilled in her a deep sense of fear, anxiety, and low self-esteem. By the time she entered college, Mel was socially paralyzed and emotionally wounded.
“I came to Samaritan to learn how to interact with people without feeling afraid and inadequate,” she said. “My therapist guided me to find my true self on emotional, physical, and spiritual levels. I gradually came to love and accept myself and not feel ashamed of who I am. Today, I trust in God to steer me through the dark, lonely, and scary events of life, experiencing Him in a wonderful new way!"
Mel’s transition through spiritually integrated therapy
is just one of hundreds that occur at Samaritan each year. These healed and transformed lives are possible because of you.
We are reaching out to you on behalf of people like Mel who are suffering with emotional wounds. Our 2023 goal is to grow our therapy services by 5% so that more underserved people can get help. But we
can’t do it alone and are counting on you to continue to stand with us. Will you please save room on your Christmas gift list to bless someone in great need?
Thank you in advance for your compassionate heart. May the light of God’s love shine on you now and in the New Year. All of us here at Samaritan wish you a very blessed Christmas!
Samaritan is classified as a 501 c 3 nonprofit, a registered charity, EIN number is 25-1425598. Your gift is tax-exempt, and you will receive an acknowledgment for your records.
The official registration and financial information of Samaritan Counseling Center of Western PA (legal name) may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1.800.732.0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.