Counselors Training and/or Training Program Funding

Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center – Iowa Foundation for Medical Care application

“This project develops Iowa’s mental health workforce by supporting a rigorous, intensive practicum experience for graduate counseling students entering the fields of psychology, social work, and counseling.”

Application Date: 9/21/2017
Amount requested: $25,000
Response:  Denied

Comment from grantee:  “…our practicum application made the first round of consideration but was ultimately rejected, even though initial feedback was that the application exactly fits the donor’s philanthropic goals (workforce development). One comment we received was “the program was already too successful.”

Pastoral Counseling Services, Inc. (“PCS”) –  Norwin S. and Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation

“The Couples Project is a special service of short-term psychotherapy and education for troubled couples who are financially unable to fully afford services because of a large insurance deductible, their insurance does not sufficiently cover mental health services for couples therapy, or they do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare. It will be offered out of all the PCS service sites—Manchester, Nashua, Bedford, and Portsmouth, N.H. by qualified couples therapists at PCS as a new outreach to couples who otherwise would forego help for financial reasons.”

Application Date: 12/01/2017
Amount Requested: $25,000
Response: Funded