Mental Health Nonprofits that Provide Treatment and Hope
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we are highlighting top-rated mental health nonprofits around the country. These organizations work tirelessly to provide mental health treatment, education, resources, and support for those suffering from mental illness.
Please consider donating your time or your resources to these important organizations. Their work is reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness and encouraging those who need help to seek mental health treatment.
Center for Child Counseling, Inc.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
This organization provides a safe place for young children and families affected by trauma or violence. Through trauma-informed counseling, the volunteers at the Center for Child Counseling support children ages 0-6 as they navigate through extremely difficult circumstances. The organization focuses on prevention, early intervention, and treatment.
“This agency is made up of compassionate individuals who are determined to make a positive change in the lives of our youth and a lasting impact within the community for generations of children to come.”
-MMFL2019, General Member of the Public
Wedgwood Christian Services
Grand Rapids, MI
For more than 60 years, Wedgwood Christian Services has provided counseling, support, and hope for children, teens, and their families. The organization provides intensive therapy services for the youngest and most vulnerable: children affected by trauma, abuse, neglect, and mental illness.
“I am so impressed in the way this organization fills the need for some youth who have not had the loving/nurturing home that I was able to enjoy as a child, and my children did as well.
The efforts they make are so positive in their approach, to offer these individuals a chance at living a happy productive life, with love and purpose, to sustain them into adulthood.”
SonRise Equestrian Foundation
This organization helps children cope with a variety of mental illnesses, developmental delays, physical disabilities, trauma, behavioral issues, and other challenges through equine therapy. Each child receives individualized therapeutic horse and ranch training. SonRise also brings horses to visit children in hospice or with terminal illnesses.
“Even on days that have been difficult for my daughter to process her world, somehow Sonrise and their beautiful horses have been able to break through and make strides with her.”
-Anna, Client Served
Racing for Heroes
Beech Creek, PA
Every day, we lose 22 Veterans to suicide. Racing for Heroes aims to treat PTSD and other mental health disorders through wellness programs, mental health treatment, and motorsports therapy. The organization has participated in studies that show the adrenaline rush of motorsports can help combat PTSD and traumatic brain injuries.
In addition to counseling programs and motorsports-based programs, Racing for Heroes also provides employment opportunities to Veterans and their families.
“Caring about someone who suffers from PTSD and a traumatic brain injury isn’t easy when you can’t relate to what they have been through. Racing For Heroes foundation is built by people who understand that struggle. I was lucky enough to attend a recent RFH event and was so touched to see the amount of support and encouragement these guys give to each other. It’s not just about racing cars, it’s about a group of people who look out for each other, care about each other, and has found a way to do that through racing.”
-Heidi, Member of the Public
Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento
This nonprofit serves children during the most vulnerable and traumatic times in their young lives. The Children’s Receiving Home provides a safe space for children ages 0-18 who have experienced trauma, violence, sexual exploitation, or neglect. The children come to the Home with severe emotional trauma, and the organization works closely with state agencies to provide steady, loving care for each child, focusing intently on mental health treatment.
“It’s hard to imagine a nonprofit in the Sacramento region doing more worthwhile and critically needed work – taking in youth who, having experienced abuse and neglect, have nowhere else to turn. CRH provides that safe place, as it has for the last 75 years. Our community is immensely better for it and I am proud to serve on its board.”
-MDavidRuff, Board Member
Sober Living America
Addiction affects millions of people, from all walks of life, in every part of the world. Sober Living America provides free treatment options for those starting on the road to recovery. The organization provides safe, structured treatment programs for the unemployed, underemployed, and homeless populations suffering from drug or alcohol addiction.
“This program has changed my life. I came in broken down and with nothing left in me. They showed me love and gave me the tools I needed to be the best person I could be.”
-Sober2020, Client Served
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families
Casa Pacifica provides mental health treatment, counseling, and intervention services for children and families facing the most difficult time in their lives. The program uses multiple tools to keep families together, healthy, and safe. When necessary, the organization finds safe homes for children who have experienced trauma, giving them the help they need to thrive in spite of their hardships.
Through education, psychological counseling, crisis intervention, and other services, Casa Pacifica is changing the lives of families throughout south-central California.
“Thanks to Casa so many youth are given the attention, education, and services they need so they can overcome past traumas and learn the skills they need to not only function but succeed at life.”
-wpfostermom, Client Served
To learn more about these mental health treatment nonprofits, or to find organizations in your state, search our website at GreatNonprofits.org.