Council for Relationships Receives Grant from The Philadelphia Foundation

January 5, 2018 | Council for Relationships has received a $30,000 grant from the Walter E. Hering Fund #2 of The Philadelphia Foundation for general operational support. Announcement of the grant was made by Pedro A. Ramos, President and CEO of The Philadelphia Foundation.

“We are incredibly grateful to the Walter E. Hering Fund #2 of The Philadelphia Foundation for their support of Council for Relationships. This donation will help CFR continue to provide vital therapy services to all who come to us including the 1,800 people who receive our services at low or no fee each year.“ said Deb D’Arcangelo, CEO at Council for Relationships.

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Founded in 1932, Council for Relationships (CFR) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people from all walks of life improve their important relationships by providing exemplary therapy, educating and training clinicians in the family systems approach, and advancing the behavioral health field through research. More than 60 therapists and psychiatrists and 50 student interns work across 10 offices in the Greater Philadelphia area to provide high quality counseling, workshops, and training. CFR clinicians work with children, teens, adults and families and represent more than 40 specialties, including: families in life transitions, divorce, couples facing issues, sex therapy, relationship education, anxiety, anger management, self-discovery, trauma, Veterans, and more.

CFR is also a leader in clinical education, training clinicians through our Post-Graduate and Master’s programs in Marriage and Family Therapy. Low fee counseling is provided to clients by these highly supervised clinical interns; low fee services are based on income and no one is turned away due to financial limitations. The Community Partnerships Initiative increases access to counseling services for at-risk populations through 15 partner locations, including Project HOME and Southwark School. Operation Home and Healing provides counseling from specially-trained therapists for active service members, Veterans, and their families. CFR’s long-standing research project, Transcending Trauma, applies the studies of hundreds of Holocaust survivors and families to counseling techniques, guiding treatment of individuals and families with complex trauma histories. CFR provides therapy services to more than 5,500 individuals each year, including the 1,800 clients who receive free or low-fee counseling.