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VCA Foundation Grants Recipient 2016


Spring 2016 Grants

Nadine Hartig, Ph.D., LPC, at Radford University – Pathways Mentoring Program with middle school students in an underserved area, interested in the counseling profession. Will provide an opportunity for students in an underserved mental health catchment area with an opportunity to gain knowledge about careers in mental health and provide a career exploration experience that will benefit the community with an increased focus on mental health in the area.

Christian Chan, Doctoral Student in Counseling, at The George Washington Washington University – A joint counselor training and development program between the organizations of Virginia Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development and Virginia Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling. The project aims at expanding the training and increasing the quality of services among ethnic, sexual, and gender diverse populations to intentionally merge the mission, vision, and identity of both organizations.

Fall 2016 Grants

Josephine Olson, MA, LPC, NCC, CCMHC, RPT, at Abigail’s House, a safe house for women in rescue – Trauma Sensitive Self-Compassionate Yoga (TS-SCY) is an 8-week psycho-educational program designed to promote the mind-body connection while addressing the physiological implications of trauma.

Mikhal Salzberg, M.Ed., Counseling Coordinator, at Wilson Memorial High School in Fisherville, Virginia
– ”Wilson Success Academy”, a special academic intervention program for “at risk” ninth and tenth graders. The purpose of the project is to provide academy students the tools necessary to assist with their achievement both academically, and on a personal/social level.


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