School Partnership: Fondy CARES
Children’s mental health has been declared a national emergency. While students throughout southeastern Wisconsin are on summer break, “the need for therapy doesn’t stop just because school is over,” says Taylor, Catholic Charities Community Counseling Therapist.
Catholic Charities “acts as a safety net for those falling through the cracks,” says Taylor. Students she serves can reach out to her over summer break to continue counseling virtually or in-person at our office in downtown Fond du Lac.
Through the Fondy CARES program, during the school year a Catholic Charities therapist serves one day a week at Fond du Lac High School as a resource to students, whether it’s through appointments or walk-ins.
“Having somebody who is genuinely interested in what they are doing is so important, I am happy to be there for them,” explains Taylor. Catholic Charities’ partnership with the Fond du Lac School District began in 2019 when they launched Fondy CARES to increase critical access to school and community based mental health support with the help of local agencies.
Your charitable support and the partnership of Fond du Lac Area United Way allow families with low income to receive needed counseling services through Catholic Charities at no cost.
To read more in the Summer Newsletter
For more information on our Community Counseling program