As thousands of residents are concerned for their health and safety, losing jobs, and isolating themselves in accordance with social distancing, it is resulting in increased anxiety, stress and trauma.
Haight Ashbury Psychological Services (HAPS) has been fulfilling our mission by continuing to offer mental health services virtually at the very bottom of our sliding fee scale. We are a clinic whose mission is to serve the working poor of San Francisco. These are often the individuals whose jobs are the least stable or permanent before the COVID-19 crisis. If you are working and trying to finish school, trying to raise a child, or get your feet back on the ground after a personal crisis, these are even more trying times.
Some of the clients we are serving who have been hit hardest by this crisis include:
* A client in the service industry who is out of work and now unable to get out of a painful and dysfunctional relationship
* A single mother providing essential services at a restaurant, who is struggling to afford rent, gas, food and child care
* A college student carrying substantial loans who was laid off from both of their part-time service industry jobs and who now has to survive on unemployment benefits
While we are proud to continue to serve our most vulnerable clients during this time by lowering their therapy fees, it has also resulted in a loss of income for HAPS.
We kindly ask that you join us in supporting mental health services during this time. Your generous gift will allow us to continue providing affordable therapy with outstanding therapists for our clients above, as well as many others who are struggling with mental health needs during this crisis.
Upon donating, you'll receive a tax deductible reciept from "PayPal Giving Fund," a public charity (Federal Tax ID: 45-0931286), who will then pay all funds directly to HAPS via a one time grant.
*If your donation is eligible for company matching, and you need a receipt directly from HAPS, instead of donating via the link above, please donate here and we'll send you a HAPS receipt so you can submit for matching. We'll then log your donation as an offline donation, and it will still count towards our goal!
HAPS is a nonprofit 501(c)3. Our tax ID # is 94-2924358.