The David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation awarded a grant to support the Pro Bono Counseling Project and its work with older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This grant supports Pro Bono Counseling’s work with the Baltimore Neighbors Network, a coalition of nonprofits, community organizations, grassroots leaders, and government officials that is activating Baltimoreans to reach out via phone calls to older adults to provide social and emotional support during this time of physical distancing. This grant also supports Pro Bono Counseling’s mission of connecting those with limited resources to mental health providers who volunteer their time. Providers have quickly shifted their efforts to offer video and telephone-based counseling, and are needed now more than ever.

Pro Bono Counseling is grateful for the David and Barbara B. Hirschhorn Foundation’s rapid response to this pandemic, and for identifying the mental health needs of older adults as a priority funding area.

Since its founding in 1991, the Pro Bono Counseling Project (PBCP), a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, has helped over 30,000 individuals and families throughout Maryland connect with volunteer counselors and obtain the mental health care they could not otherwise afford. Presently, PBCP has over 800 volunteer clinicians all over the state of Maryland who give over 9,000 hours of their time each year.

If you’d like to support PBCP, please click here to make an online, tax-deductible gift.