Council for Relationships Receives Hilda & Preston Davis Foundation Grant

Council for Relationships (CFR) received a $15,000 grant from the Hilda & Preston Davis Foundation to support CFR’s Community Partnerships Initiative (CPI) and formalize a crisis response program for community schools and organizations who urgently need CFR’s high-quality therapy services and resources.

CPI brings therapy to clients who need it most, but experience barriers to access. CPI helps individuals and families heal from trauma, improve mental and emotional wellbeing, and re-establish healthy relationships through collaborative partnerships. CPI eliminates common barriers to receiving mental health care by offering on-site, no-cost therapeutic services that are responsive to client and agency needs throughout the greater Philadelphia area.

“The Hilda & Preston Davis Foundation has been an ongoing supporter of CFR, and because of their generosity, CFR has maintained relationships and services with schools and community partners throughout the pandemic,” said Dr. Sara Corse, Director of CFR’s Community Partnerships Initiative. “Despite the challenges we faced in providing services virtually because of COVID-19, we were able to attain our goal of serving the community thanks to the Foundation’s generous support. We are grateful for this grant, which will bolster our ability to help our partners, and the communities they serve, in times of crisis.”

CFR continues to work with partner organizations to adjust and find collaborative solutions to meet clients’ needs. As part of the CPI mission, CFR staff therapists support the training and capacity-building goals of their community partners by offering workshops, consultation, crisis response, and guidance for the partner agency staff. Formalizing a crisis response program for community schools and organizations will help the individuals, families, and communities they serve access CFR’s high-quality therapy services and support when they need it.

About Hilda & Preston Davis Foundation:

The Hilda & Preston Davis Foundation provides funds to charitable organizations whose programs advance the development of all areas of the lives of children and young adults. The Foundation places special emphasis on, and channels most of its financial resources toward, those organizations whose attention is concentrated on eating disorders and education for the underprivileged.

About Council for Relationships:

Council for Relationships 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 mental health field through research.

More than 70 therapists and psychiatrists provide counseling to individuals, couples, and families in-person at 10 offices and community-based locations in the greater Philadelphia area and online across PA & NJ. Additionally, more than 60 clinical interns per year participating in CFR’s clinician education programs provide counseling on a sliding fee scale. We are committed to providing quality counseling services to all in need, regardless of ability to pay. To learn more, visit 

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