Council for Relationships (CFR) provides high-quality mental health services to all in need, regardless of ability to pay. Our work with underserved communities is key in helping us to achieve our philanthropic mission. We carry out this work through the following programs:

The Community Partnerships Initiative (CPI) extends the reach of therapeutic services through collaborative partnerships with area nonprofit organizations to help vulnerable individuals and families heal from trauma, improve wellbeing, and reestablish healthy relationships. CPI offers on-site (and some online), no-cost services to clients at partner organizations, including Project HOME, Southwark School, and Nationalities Service Center. CPI’s partners include organizations that work with families experiencing homelessness, schools serving students with economic and social challenges, and an organization helping refugees and immigrants.

Operation Home and Healing (OHH) provides critical support to veterans, active military members, and their families experiencing a wide variety of psychological problems. Individual, couple, and family therapy is offered without restrictions based on service in combat or on discharge status, and family members are eligible for service with or without the veteran present. In addition to subsidies offered as available, CFR is the only organization partnering with Headstrong to provide therapy to veterans in the Greater Philadelphia area. OHH clinicians are trained in military culture to build awareness of the role that military culture plays in the lives of clients. OHH also provides training to area mental health care providers on military culture.

Low-Fee Therapy Services allow CFR to provide high-quality counseling services on a sliding fee scale, enabling those who could not otherwise afford therapy to have access to services. Fees are based on income, and no one is turned away due to financial limitations. Counseling services are provided by closely supervised interns who are enrolled in one of two CFR education programs: The Couple and Family Therapy Master’s degree program, offered in partnership with Thomas Jefferson University, or CFR’s Post Graduate Certificate Program in Marriage and Family Therapy.

The Transcending Trauma Project (TTP) began in 1991 and has examined how Holocaust survivors have coped, adapted, and rebuilt their lives and how their trauma and recovery have affected their families. TTP’s insights into the intergenerational transmission of trauma and tools for building resilience are valuable resources that are extremely relevant to many populations dealing with trauma. The methods developed through this extensive body of work provide exciting opportunities to help individuals and communities move beyond trauma so they can thrive and grow.

To ensure that CFR can continue to quickly respond to changing and ongoing needs and provide care to those who are seeking mental health services, we need your help today! Any gift of any size will have an impact on CFR’s ability to provide for the immediate needs of our communities, maintain programs and services, and prepare for the unknown months that remain ahead. And we cannot do it without your generosity.

In addition to donating online, there are many ways to give to our organization. Thank you for your interest in supporting our mission.

Council for Relationships is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and all contributions are tax-deductible. Our tax identification number is 23-6297362.