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When counseling support is needed, CRC believes that cost should not be a barrier. When several family members are needing therapy or if trauma treatment requires long-term care, expenses add up. Under-employment/job loss and other health expenses can make it difficult to have the necessary financial resources for therapy.
Would you consider a tax-deductible donation specifically for our "Special Needs" fund? (100% of your donation goes directly to support these counseling needs.)
Join CRC in supporting these children, couples, and families.
The Center for Relational Care is incorporated as Relational Care Ministries, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit non-denominational religious ministry. Though most of our operational expenses are covered by revenue-generating services, gifts from Friends of CRC extend our reach to many others in need. Please consider investing in ministry that can impact generations to come.
Your tax-deductible gift will support CRC’s efforts to heal and restore individuals and couples in crisis, strengthen and equip parents and families, free children and adults from the effects of traumatic experiences, and train counselors and care ministry teams around the country and abroad.
Current and Anticipated Need for Contributions
CRC’s vision continues as it was given in 2005 - to care for hurting people, to strengthen marriages and families, and to equip the church to do the same. We see this as a calling in line with the Great Commandment to love God and one another. Here are some ways you can join us to take the next step.
These funds will support approximately 30 couples and 8 single adults participating in Relational Care Intensives designed to interrupt unhealthy relationship dynamics and bring healing and growth to establish a new path for their future. ($36,000)
Special Needs Counseling Funds
We are having an increasing number of cases appear for which the couples, individuals, or families are true hardship cases with little or no ability to pay for the clinical level of counseling needed to address their needs. In addition, there are cases where referring churches provide funds at the outset but do not sustain their support indefinitely. CRC often shoulders the burden of responsibility for continuing care rather than abandon the client. ($25,000)
These funds would allow for investing in people to develop and maintain efforts to expand CRC's impact. ($40,000)
Social Media and Web-Based Marketing
These funds would allow for investing in people to develop and maintain such efforts to expand CRC’s visibility, reach, and geographic footprint. ($10,800)
Additions to CRC-Atlanta
CRC-Atlanta was established in January 2018 with the help of a grant from a friend of the ministry. This was a very strategic growth step as it allowed us to support a growing demand for counseling tied to the marriage intensives we lead each month at WinShape Retreat in Rome, GA. There are now four therapists on the team. We need funds to bridge the transitional period for therapists with key skills and experience to join the team in Atlanta. ($40,000)
Development of Video Resources
Over the years, we have recorded various counselor training sessions, demonstrations of techniques, and workshop presentations. In today’s environment, we need to have the ability to make these recordings available online in a polished and professional format. These funds would allow for the editing, production, and distribution of such resources. ($12,000)
Any amount you can provide for these endeavors will be appreciated. We trust the Lord to move as He sees fit and commit to you to be good stewards of the funds made available. Join with us. Make a difference. Help up impact current generations that can then provide safe havens for the development of healthy people, raising healthy families, and testifying to the love of God through Jesus Christ His Son.
“This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples –
when they see the love you have for each other.” John 13:35 (The Message)
Previous Contribution Impact
Since Relational Care Ministries, Inc., and the Center for Relational Care (CRC) were launched in 2006, many friends of the ministry have given in significant ways to advance our reach, effectiveness, and impact. Here are a number of ways these contributions have helped.
Providing scholarships for couples in crisis to go through CRC’s Accelerated Relational Care Process, including 4-day marriage intensive programs, in order to address underlying issues that have led to breakdowns in the relationship
Providing special needs scholarships for military veterans, ministry couples, unemployed persons, hearing impaired individuals, at-risk teens, and foster and adopted children, to name a few examples, so they can receive sufficient ongoing therapy to achieve treatment goals
Funding significant expansions of office space, including two satellite offices, to allow CRC in Austin to grow from an initial staff of 5 to 24 at the beginning of this year
Launching CRC-Atlanta, a mirror-image of the operation in Austin, providing a range of relational therapeutic services and staffing the Relational Care Intensives for Marriage at WinShape Retreat in Rome, Georgia
Providing staff, training, and equipment to add a Child and Family therapy team and an EMDR trauma therapy team to the existing CRC forte of counseling for marriage and single adult relationships
Underwriting the cost of security cameras and recording devices for clinical supervision and filial therapy
Covering the cost to send CRC therapists experienced in the use of Intimacy Therapy to train professional and church counselors and caregivers in countries such as Jordan, Lebanon, India, the United Kingdom, and the Czech Republic
Recording CRC’s More Than Counseling training events and relational parenting workshops so that our reach and impact can be multiplied
Developing and redesigning CRC’s website, including links to partner organizations and ministries, and event registration capability
Furnishing a new training facility in Austin allowing CRC to host workshops for 35 participants and also make this facility available free of charge for our strategic partners, such as Christian Counselors of Texas, the Center for Youth Ministry Training, and the Austin EFT network
Subsidizing CRC counselors to complete advanced training in therapies strategic to CRC’s mission and vision, such as Intimacy Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR, and the Life Model