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PROGRAM AND SERVICES

Willia Hardgrow Mental Health Clinic is a multi-service Out-patient Psychiatric and Guidance Clinic for children and adults. Within the context of our philosophy we must break with traditional Psychiatric techniques on a one-to-one basis, and focus on the area of causalities...the community.
* Individual psychotherapy
* Group psychotherapy
* Counseling
* Marital counseling
* Family treatment
* Pharmacological services
* Community consultation
* Psychiatric diagnosis} on a consulting
* Psychological testing} basis

ELIGIBILITY

Individual and group treatment available to all age groups.

Fees...sliding scale from $1.00 to $10.00 per session. Average fee is $2.00 per session.

Area served...concentration on the Bedford-Stuyvesant community.

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UNMET NEEDS

Willia Hardgrow Mental Health Clinic continually seeks new and better ways to serve the needs of our community, to offer better opportunities, to broaden horizons and to open new avenues of dignity. Additional financial resources will allow development of many of these unmet needs:

• Development of a remedial service to help youngsters increase their ability to read and write. Through the utilization of interested adult figures and suitable reading material we can significantly increase the level of reading skill and comprehension for youngsters who are "retarded readers." This program would be developed under the guidance of a psychologist and a reading specialist.

• An increase in both Psychiatric and Psychological time.

• Enlargement of our volunteer program through more community involvement in the Clinic.

• Embark upon a more extensive educational plan with the Guidance Personnel in our neighborhood schools.

These are only a few of the unmet needs. A well funded program would allow the exploration of better ways to assist troubled families adjust in a technological society. In keeping our program current and to achieve our aims and goals, we must plan ahead to help those who are troubled to achieve the greatest integration into the cultural and economic life of the community. These Programs remain untapped, because of a lack of funds.

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