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Therapy Aid Coalition

Who helps the helpers? We do.

Broomfield, CO   |  www.therapyaid.org
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Therapy Aid Coalition

EIN: 85-0791885


Mission

Therapy Aid's mission is to develop a national network of psychotherapists, capable of responding to crises that occur within the United States, presently, the Coronavirus pandemic. By offering support, training and compensation to our psychotherapists, we are able to ensure those impacted by national crises receive prompt quality care and support. By providing training opportunities and a community of support to our network of psychotherapists, we reduce the risk of burnout and vicarious traumatization.

Ruling year info

2020

Founder & CEO

Jennifer Silacci

Main address

2205 W 136th Avenue Ste 106 PMB 2145

Broomfield, CO 80023 USA

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EIN

85-0791885

Subject area info

Education

Mental health care

Victim aid

Population served info

Adults

Domestic workers

Emergency responders

NTEE code info

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Victims' Services (P62)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Healthcare professionals and first responders require access to confidential, trauma-informed, and culturally competent clinicians. Both populations have a very unique workplace culture, with increased exposure to workplace violence, traumatic incidents, moral injury, burnout, and higher rates of suicidality. Both populations experience tremendous stigma related to mental wellness and seeking support. We aim to provide prompt, quality care and to remove the association with insurance, EAP's and workplace ties when seeking mental health support.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Therapy for Healthcare Workers

In mid-March, 2020, Therapy Aid launched our initiative to provide free therapy to essential workers impacted by the covid-19 pandemic. Now starting our fourth year, this program now focuses on connecting healthcare professionals with free or low-cost therapy. When funds are available, Therapy Aid covers the cost of therapy sessions. When funds are not available, our volunteer therapist set their own fee from $0 to $100 per sessions, keeping therapy free or low-cost.

Population(s) Served
Emergency responders
Adults

In times of disaster and national crises, Therapy Aid activates its network to offer on-the-ground crisis support, as well as aftercare therapy sessions.

Therapy Aid previously served the following incidents:

2022: Hurricane Ian, Southwest Florida

2021: King Soopers Shooting, Boulder, CO

2020-2021: California Wildfires:
Slater/Devil, Fox, Red Salmon Complex, Hobo, Spring, August Complex, Sheep, North Complex, Claremont, Bear, Fork, Slink, Bell, Wolf, Blue Jay, Horse, North Whizz Dome, Woodward, Dolan, Creek, Bullfrog, Moraine, Rattlesnake, SQF Complex, Apple, El Dorado, Snow, and Valley Fires

2020-2021: Colorado Wildfires:
Cameron Peak, CalWood, Lefthand Canyon, Middlefork, East Troublesome, Deep Creek, Williams Fork, Thorpe, Grizzly Creek & Pine Gulch Fires

Population(s) Served

Beginning in 2022, Therapy Aid began matching United States First Responders with therapists whom have been vetted to truly understand, and have experience working with our first responders. Those working in law enforcement, fire and EMS are exposed to constant traumatic events, moral injury, higher rates of suicidal ideation, and burnout. It is imperative that we create a network of mental health clinicians capable of supporting this population, and that therapy be completely confidential and affordable.

Therapy Aid therapists offer free to low-cost sessions. When funds are available, Therapy Aid covers the cost of therapy. When funds are not available, therapists set their own fees ranging from $0 up to $100.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Emergency responders
Adults
Emergency responders

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Disaster and Crisis Response

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

386 meals served to hospital units, police, fire and public works post Hurricane Ian.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of therapy sessions subsidized using grant funds

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Therapy for Healthcare Workers

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Therapy Aid utilized $33,440 in grant funding, to subsidize the cost of therapy for those in need.

Number of referrals to resources offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Therapy for Healthcare Workers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We made 2510 referrals to our network of pro-bono and low-cost therapist volunteers in 2022.

Number of volunteer health care providers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Therapy for Healthcare Workers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Our network of therapists has had a slight decrease over time, however, we are resuming volunteer recruitment in 2023.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

In 2023, our goals include:

1. To grow our treatment fund, in order to subsize and cover the cost of more therapy sessions

2. Provide training opportunities to better support our volunteer therapist network in understanding the unique culture of first responders

3. Create a training course for clinicians to better understand the unique culture of healthcare

4. Continue to seek grant funding to respond to crises that occur within the US.

Through a network of thousands of volunteer therapists across the United States, Therapy Aid connects healthcare workers and first responders with free or low-cost therapy in their state of residence. This takes place online, through our therapist finder.

When disaster or crises occur, and we have funding, we activate our network of therapists in that particular region and call upon them to volunteer to offer short term support, both online, and in some cases, on the ground.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

Therapy Aid Coalition
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Founder & CEO

Jennifer Silacci

Specializing in trauma & eating disorders, Jennifer has been in private practice for 15 years, both in NYC, and presently, in Boulder, Colorado. Having personally experienced being in NYC during 9/11, she recognized the need to create a resource to help Coronavirus (COVID-19) health care professionals, first responders, service industry employees, and others on the front line, access immediate, free and reduced-fee online support. She founded Therapy Aid Coalition in order to fulfill this need.\n\nJennifer obtained her MSW from New York University's School of Social Work, and has completed postgraduate training in eating disorders and body image issues at the Women's Therapy Centre Institute, and in Trauma Studies at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. In addition, she completed a three-year training in Somatic Experiencing, and has assisted at professional trainings, helping other therapists to learn the model.

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 02/10/2023
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Board chair

Jennifer Silacci

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Term: 2022 - 2024

Jami Roberts

Robert Johnson

Caryn Laveman

Lynette Butler

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/10/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability