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Women Helping Women in Need

Donate to Help Women

Thank you for your gift!

Do you know a woman who is hurting? Perhaps you've "been there" and your heart is calling you to help.

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Read Cathy's story of triumph over the trauma of childhood sexual abuse.

WHY GIVE? Women of all ages who seek counseling at Samaritan struggle with pain and stress due to:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma due to abuse, rape, divorce, loss, etc.

  • Single parenting

  • Discrimination

  • Mental/emotional health disorders

  • Unhealthy family or marital relationships 

  • Stress of caring for elderly parents

  • Pressures of college and/or work

  • Inadequate income

. . . and often combinations of these and other hardships.


Half of the women we serve lack the resources to pay for counseling. But you can help them through our Women Helping Women in Need program.


Is Your Heart Calling You to Help? 


By donating, you empower women to heal and regain their strength, freeing them to provide a better life for themselves and their children. Please give your gift today. Thank you!

Our 2023 Challenge

Can you help us raise $15,000 of the $28,000 that we need by:

  • Asking a friend(s) to match your donation?

  • Asking your church, book club, or other women’s group to donate?

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Make an Even Bigger Impact


Do you belong to a women's club or church group?

You can ask your group to adopt our Women Helping Women in Need challenge as their charity. This can be a one-time activity, or repeated annually--the choice is yours. Please email Beth Healey for more information, or call her at 888.200.9746, ext. 1001.

Other Ways to Make Your Gift: 


  • Call us at 888.200.9746 x1001 to charge your gift.


  • Make your check payable to Samaritan Counseling, print "Women Helping Women" on the memo line and mail it to: 


Samaritan Counseling, Guidance, Consulting

202 Beaver Street, 3rd Floor

Sewickley, PA 15143

DOWNLOAD our brochure to learn more.

Our 2023 Women Helping Women in Need Donor Appreciation Luncheon

This is NOT a fundraising event. The fundraising aspect of our Women Helping Women in Need campaign is what we do in April and May; the event is for the purpose of gathering our donors together to celebrate our cause and to show our appreciation to those who have donated. It is also an opportunity for our donors to bring a friend along so she can learn about how we help women at Samaritan.

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Donors are cordially invited to join us on

Thursday, May 25th

at the Edgeworth Club

511 East Dr., Sewickley, PA 15143



Reception, Cash Bar - Lounge Area


Welcome, Acknowledgements,

Lunch in the Loggia Room


Remarks by Our Executive Director


Keynote Speech, Rev. Liddy Barlow

Closing Remarks


Bring a guest! A nominal donation from your guest to help cover the cost of lunch would be deeply appreciated.

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Rev. Liddy Barlow

Rev. Liddy Barlow, a deeply passionate, award-winning community leader (and mom) will share a the keynote message at our luncheon. Learn more about her work as the first woman to be installed as the Executive Minister of Christian Associates of Southwest Pennsylvania by visiting


The Loggia Room at the Edgeworth Club

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Restoration After Sexual Abuse

Cathy's Story


When you support Samaritan’s Women Helping Women in Need fund, you deeply bless women in crisis with the gift of emotional, relational, and spiritual restoration. Please take a moment to read about “Cathy,” a woman who received this gift at Samaritan. Here is her story, as shared by her Samaritan therapist . . .


I’ll never forget my work with a remarkable young woman whom I’ll call Cathy. Fragile, troubled, but determined to overcome her pain, Cathy came to therapy with a history of depression and anxiety. She told me that she had suffered sexual abuse by her stepbrother that started when she was eight and lasted throughout her teen years. As a result, Cathy struggled with her self-esteem, sexuality, and relationship issues. Her loss of innocence so early in life inhibited her ability to trust others. She found it impossible to like and respect herself, or to engage in a healthy romantic relationship.



Throughout the time that I worked with Cathy, I witnessed her transformation from trauma victim to survivor. Her journey towards healing started out precariously but progressed to a place of incredible strength and courage. We’d both experienced God’s healing hand in the process. I feel so privileged to have witnessed the extraordinary growth in this faithful young woman.

Because of generous women like you, Cathy healed from unthinkable trauma. But there will always be more Cathys. Women facing pain, strife, and financial hardship are reaching out to Samaritan for a chance to restore peace in their lives. Together, we can make that happen. Please—can we count on you to give a gift this year? Whatever you can afford will make a difference.


On behalf of those whose lives will be changed by your action, we deeply thank you. Be blessed. 

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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.

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