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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.