Off-Campus THERAPY STIPEND
GUSA Vice-President and former Mental Health Policy Chair Kenna Chick presenting $2,645.32 raised via SaxaFund to Georgetown University Vice President for Student Health Vince WinklerPrins (Fall 2018)
Donations to this project funded vital off-campus mental health services for seven Georgetown students during the 2018-2019 school year.
Georgetown’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) is designed only to provide short-term support, but many students’ mental health needs don’t have an expiration date. That’s why the Georgetown University Student Association (GUSA) is collaborating with University administrators and CAPS to develop a stipend program for students who are seeking off-campus mental health support but don't necessarily have the resources to pay for it.
The University has demonstrated a willingness to implement this program, but funding is necessary to pilot the program during the 2018-2019 school year. Here are some additional details:
All students who receive financial aid and have Student Health Insurance are eligible to apply for the stipend program.
In order to apply for the program, students must first receive an in-network provider referral from CAPS and then meet with the CAPS case manager.
Students’ financial need will be verified by the University, which will take into account special circumstances such as a parent losing their job or the need to provide services independent from parents.
Access to off-campus mental health services is vital for students whose needs extend beyond the short term services provided by CAPS. Donations helped us make this pilot program a reality and provided critical support to seven Hoyas.