Hood Counseling Program receives $1M+ grant from Health Resources and Services Administration
Grant enables program to bring mental health support to underserved communities
FREDERICK, Maryland — Hood's counseling program has been awarded a grant of nearly $1.3 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration's Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training program.
The grant will support the program’s goal of training counselors for a diverse mental health workforce, to better serve local communities in need.
With these funds, the Hood Counseling program will be able to:
- Increase the number of counselor trainees at field placement sites in underserved communities.
- Expand professional development opportunities for both students and supervisors.
- Launch a hybrid training clinic staffed by Counseling M.S. students under the supervision of licensed supervisors, offering both telehealth and face-to-face, low-cost counseling services to young adults.
Stipends of $10,000 will be available to select students completing their internship at qualifying hospitals, community mental health agencies, addictions treatment facilities or alternative/therapeutic schools serving high needs populations.
The program plans to launch the training clinic during the 2021-2022 academic year. Services will be offered to Hood students first, with the goal of eventually opening services to community members.
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