Counseling Grant Program Objective:
Counseling Grant Program is part of our 3 prong response to the COVID-19 crisis. It is about inspiring hope and giving women the tools to be able to cope with the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. We provide financial aid for outpatient mental health services to uninsured women that have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 crisis.
The Counseling Grant Program will provide a voucher for women who are accepted into the program to seek therapy for mental health issues related to COVID-19. Each voucher will pay for 5 sessions with a vetted and approved licensed mental health professional. The goal is to provide solution-focused strategies to help the recipient cope with their current situation. If additional counseling is required after the completion of the program, a referral will be provided.* To help keep everyone safe, individual sessions will be conducted virtually.
Grant opportunities are limited.
Submissions are accepted on a first come-first eligible served basis until the total amount of program funding is committed/awarded.
The funds from Counseling Grant Program may only be used for the mental health services provided by an SSL vetted and approved licensed mental health professional:
Applying does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Applicants must complete an application and meet the following criteria to be considered for a grant:
- Women that have lost their job or their business has suffered financially due to COVID-19
- Must demonstrate financial hardship
- Must commit to attend all 5 sessions
- Must have a computer or smartphone to attend teletherapy sessions
- Must not be in therapy currently
- Must be started within a couple of weeks from date of acceptance and completed within 60 days
* Additional sessions are not covered by this grant.
In the event the SSL determines, in its sole discretion, that the grant funds were not used for the above-identified mental health services, the grant will be forfeited and the recipient will be required to repay SSL Foundation all grant funds received under the Project Hope Grant.
Types of Treatment: (This grant only covers Individual Counseling)
- Positive Psychology
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
- Trauma-based therapy such as EMDR, Rapid Resolution
- Stress Management
- Anger Management
- Resiliency Training
- Coping Strategies
Only one application may be submitted for each individual.
Eligible women are required to complete and electronically submit an application. Applications are required to be submitted in an electronic format. Mailed or hand delivered applications will not be considered.
The funds from Counseling Grant Program may only be used for the mental health services provided by an SSL vetted and approved licensed mental health professional.
Once accepted and grant funds are awarded from the Counseling Grant Program:
Must be started within a couple of weeks from date of acceptance and completed within 60 days
SSL Foundation will notify the applicant of acceptance into the Counseling Grant Program.
Grant recipients will be provided with a referral to a vetted and approved mental health professional.
SSL Foundation will disburse funds to the providing therapist once appropriate documentation has been received by SSL Foundation.
Mental Health Professional Vetting Process:
SSL Foundation in good faith will vet mental health professionals to be part of the Counseling Grant Program. The recipient acknowledges that SSL Foundation assumes no responsibility or liability for mental health services provided by the therapist.
SSL Foundation Responsibility and Disclaimer:
The processing and review of applications, and determinations regarding awards and payments of grants, are subject to the sole and absolute discretion of the SSL Foundation. Applicants must acknowledge that grant funds will be awarded by SSL in its sole discretion and without recourse to the SSL Foundation regarding any determinations, funding decisions, awards, payments, mental health services or other matters related to or arising out of the SSL Foundation’s Project Hope Grant Program and applications will include a waiver and hold harmless/indemnity provision.
SSL Foundation reserves the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Counseling Grant Program at any time.