Even though we had to close our historic office for the time being, our counselors are now available to the larger community for telemental health counseling.
Future clients can still call TACC at 404-876-6266 #1 and ask to be seen by one of our counselors.
As long as the person inquiring has access to the internet or phone and qualifies for the criteria of telemental health counseling, our counselors will be able to provide online or phone mental health care to persons in need of emotional, mental and spiritual support.
Our clinical director Nineshia Mont-Reynaud and our counselors worked tirelessly the past month to set everything up for our clients to be able to be seen by video or by phone.
Even though we had to move our 10 CPE interns (chaplains in training) for the time being out of the hospitals and out of most community placement sites, four of them ended their education for now by receiving a half unit of credit, and six are continuing their education as a group online.
They engage in educational group work online, while creating new and creative opportunities for spiritual care within the community for themselves: Some CPE interns are preparing “to go” lunches for persons who experience homelessness during this time. Others are setting up spiritual care phone or video call services in parishes.
Even the hospitals have purchased iPads for their patients and are thinking of creative ways of using future CPE interns to provide spiritual care to patients over video or over the phone.
Our CPE director Karen Miller and her staff worked tirelessly these past weeks to keep our CPE program going by using online platforms.
They succeeded against all odds.
Thank you! Well done!