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Compassion Counseling Center, Inc. is pleased, humbled and honored to receive a grant from the Terrell Foundation to support its mission to provide counseling for all who need their services. The Terrell Foundation Board of Directors stated that Compassion may use the funds for whatever purpose it deems necessary in furthering this mission.
Compassion Scheduling and Support Coordinator, MaryAnn R. Arnold, commented, “This is the first grant we have received since beginning operation on January 15, 2015. Since that date we have provided over 338 hours of counseling in our first five months of operation and this award will assist us in keeping our ‘doors’ open for even more counseling in the future.”
Arnold further stated, “Our two primary goals are to never turn someone away for an inability to pay for services and to help educate the next generation of counselors. The Terrell grant means so much more to us than mere financial assistance–it affirms our hope to alleviate stress and difficulty in the lives of those in our community who might not otherwise receive help.”
Compassion does not yet qualify for United Way funding, since United Way requires a full year of operation before it can consider funding requests. Currently, the average cost per session at Compassion is $ 7.24. Those who would like to donate to Compassion may do so online here.
Compassion Counseling Center is excited to announce that we can now accept debit and credit cards when clients have a fee associated with their counseling sessions. Many of our clients pay absolutely nothing (Yes, free!) for their counseling sessions. However, fees are determined by a sliding scale based on household income and size. Thus, clients paying a fee can do so with their Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express debit and/or credit cards.
For more details about this option, go here or call (254) 485-6885. It is our hope that this will make counseling session payments easier to manage for all of our present and future clients.
Beginning on Thursday, April 9th from 6 to 8 pm Compassion Counseling Center will offer FREE premarital counseling group classes at Oakdale United Methodist Church, 2675 Overhill Drive, Stephenville, TX. Completing 4 sessions will permit participants to have their marriage license fee waived.
Childcare is also provided free of charge. Additional optional activities are available for interested couples; some of these options do have a fee. Topics for the required classes will focus on the most common reasons for divorce and are as follows:
1. Attending Session 5 on Faith and Values on Thursday, May 7th at 6 pm. This is a FREE session and will also be at Oakdale United Methodist Church. Signup for this 5th session will be done at the first session on Thursday, April 9th.
2. Scheduling private counseling sessions with a Compassion Counselor. Fees for these sessions are based on a very generous sliding fee scale based on household income/size. Go here to select an appointment time.
3. Asking to be “matched” to a mentor marriage couple. Three married couples from Oakdale United Methodist Church have volunteered to mentor newly married couples for a period of one year after their wedding day. This option is also FREE and mentors will be assigned at the Faith & Values session on Thursday, May 7th.
4. Attending Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University Classes led by Carey Fraser. These classes will begin on Thursday, May 14th at 6:00 pm at Oakdale United Methodist Church and continue for a total of 9 weeks. The price for all of these classes (including a wealth of materials) is only $ 93.00, a savings of 53% off the normal price. Go here to register for this option and to learn more about the topics for each session!
Compassion Counseling Center, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing free/low-cost counseling to all residents in the Central Texas area. We are located inside Oakdale United Methodist Church across the street from Stephenville High School and we offer all kinds of counseling, including, but not limited to: child play therapy, family counseling, individual counseling, teen counseling and couples counseling. We deal with a wide array of counseling issues: physical and sexual abuse recovery; addiction recovery; PTSD, anxiety, depression, infidelity, and anger management, just to name a few. Call 254-485-6885 for more details.