Why Make a Donation?

image0001Donations enable Aspire to provide mental health care to people at no or low-cost. Contributions like yours allow us to work with low and moderate-income individuals who need our services and who can’t afford to pay for them out of pocket.

Mental health therapy works. The people we help get better. Children who are bullied begin to stand up for themselves, to do better in class and to make friends on the playground. Families find support on their journey through grief. A couple under stress develop a healthy relationship.

You’ll help break down barriers and end stigma. Mental health problems are often invisible and considered signs of weakness. Donations like yours help us serve people outside the mainstream of mental healthcare and reach those who are too afraid to ask for care. Our community programs take place in trusted settings. Whether it be at their primary care clinic, in a support group, low-income housing venues, or their home -- we make sure individuals and families get treatment where they are most comfortable.

You can give where you live. Aspire is a local, stand-alone charity that has helped children, adolescents, adults and seniors in Montgomery County for over 37 years. We do not draw on a national donor pool. Your contribution goes directly to helping people who live and work in your community.

You can trust Aspire. We’ve been included in the Catalogue for Philanthropy since 2005. The Catalogue is a rigorously curated selection of DC metropolitan area charities that includes non-profits based on “excellence, innovation, and cost-effectiveness.” Bethesda Magazine’s Best of Bethesda Readers’ Pick awarded us Best Family Therapist in 2015. We are a GuideStar silver member and a United Way Charity #8278 and a Combined Federal Campaign Approved Charity #59351.

Every dollar you give is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. And every dollar you give makes a difference. This year we’ve helped new mothers with crippling depression that impairs their ability to care for themselves and their babies, a child who witnessed the death of a parent, school children who face bullying because they’re not fluent in English, military families facing yet another deployment of a loved one, and seniors dealing with aging, loneliness and loss.

Thank You,
Carrie Zilcoksi, Executive Director