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Free Counseling for Seniors
Aspire therapists work on-site at local senior centers to help people find joy in aging.
Low-Cost Counseling at Clinics
Aspire offers low-cost counseling on-site at primary care clinics for those with chronic illness and trauma. Travel vouchers are available for those who need help getting to an appointment.
Services for Moms & Kids
Aspire provides in-home therapy to uninsured, low-income mothers at no cost. Therapists visit mothers in their homes to help them overcome prenatal and postpartum depression. We also offer therapy to uninsured children.
Why Make a Donation?
Donations 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. Families find support on their journey through grief. A couple under stress develop a healthy relationship. A mother with postpartum depression, begins to sleep more and learns self care. Read more stories of recovery (link) here.
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.
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 40 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. Aspire was awarded the Maryland Counseling Association ‘2018 Organization Achievement Award’ and the ‘2018 Diversity Achievement Award for Aspire Clinical Director, America Caballero, LCPC. We are a 2018/19 Catalogue for Philanthropy ‘one of the best’ non-profits in the Greater Washington Area. In 2018, Bethesda Magazine’s Best of Bethesda Readers’ Pick awarded Aspire a Top Vote Getter for child therapist and in 2015 we were awarded the ‘Best Family Therapist’. We are a GuideStar Gold 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. Every dollar you give makes a difference.
Carrie Zilcoksi, Executive Director