The William & Mary Counseling Center supports the educational mission of the university by providing a range of services and activities aimed at increasing students' awareness, knowledge, and engagement related to mental health issues. This includes, but is not limited to, the mental health services we provide.
You may also choose to give to specific programs with whom the William & Mary Counseling Center works closely.
William & Mary’s TribeRides program subsidizes student transportation to and from off-campus mental health appointments. The university encourages students for whom transportation and its associated costs limit access to mental health care to apply below to receive a subsidy for costs of rides with a private taxi service. This program was initiated with funds from William & Mary’s Student Assembly and the federal Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The program has grown and depends in part on supporters like you.
The Rapid Referral Assistance Program (RRAP) intends to facilitate quick access and funding for students when rapid referral is warranted for mental health treatment until appropriate health coverage can be established. Students who are underinsured, or have needs that are greater than their coverage allows for, might not be able to take advantage of available treatment due to the expense. Examples include but are not limited to trauma recovery, emergency mental health crises, or complex psychiatric conditions. With your help every student will get the treatment that is best for them.
The Haven is a welcoming, safe, and inclusive gathering space for support for those impacted by sexual violence and harassment. They welcome all students who may be struggling with questions or issues and are here to guide them through their first steps. The Haven provides confidential education, advocacy and acceptance for anyone seeking guidance on relational abuse, while understanding that a diverse array of students may walk through the doors.
Health Outreach Peer Educators (HOPE) is a student organization at William & Mary whose goal is to provide the W&M community with up to date and reliable health information. Their job is to communicate relevant, accurate, and helpful health information to their peers in creative and developmentally appropriate ways. HOPE is divided into four branches: Sexual Health, Substance Abuse, Mental Health, and Healthy Relationships/Sexual Aggression. Each branch promotes different events and programs that pertain to their focus.
The Neurodiversity Working Group, composed of administrators, alumni, community partners, faculty, staff, and students, organizes campus events and programs in support of the Neurodiversity Initiative. Acknowledging and appreciating the wide range of human neurologies, including Autism and ADHD, for example, while also acknowledging and appreciating the challenges of brain difference, is key to neurodiversity.