Pro Bono Counseling Announces New Mission and Vision Statements

Statements updated to reflect organization’s efforts to provide mental health support and resources

Baltimore, MD, July 26, 2023 – Pro Bono Counseling announces it has updated its mission and vision statements that will continue to guide the organization in its commitment to ensure all Marylanders have access to the mental health care and resources they need and deserve. The new statements are below:

Mission – Pro Bono Counseling’s mission is to remove barriers and provide relief by connecting Marylanders to mental health support.

Vision – PBC envisions a future where everyone has access to quality mental health care.

“As was true when PBC started over thirty years ago, too many Marylanders continue to fall through the cracks of an insufficient mental health care system and cannot afford the counseling they need,” stated Pro Bono Counseling Executive Director Amy Greensfelder. “These statements reflect the vital collective work of our team of volunteers, staff, board members, community partners, and organization supporters.”

The organization statements were developed and updated during a strategic planning process that included client and volunteer surveys and focus groups as well as interviews with staff members and constituents. PBC’s board members voted to adopt the updated statements at its June 2023 meeting and are effective immediately.

Pro Bono Counseling (PBC), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1991 to ensure that Marylanders with limited resources requesting mental health care are provided access to volunteer licensed mental health professionals and other necessary supportive services. Since then, PBC has helped match thousands of individuals and families throughout Maryland with the most appropriate counselors, based on their specific needs, and helped them obtain the mental health care they could not otherwise afford.

PBC serves anyone in Maryland who is facing difficulties paying for counseling – including individuals of all ages, as well as couples, and families– through connections to volunteer mental health therapists for free counseling to address mental health concerns, including stress, anxiety, sadness, grief, life transitions, relationship issues, or any other issue that can be addressed through therapy. PBC has a network of more than 800 volunteer licensed mental health counselors, covering a range of specialties, located all throughout Maryland. Counseling services are offered in person, where available, and via video conferencing and telephone.

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