Marblehead Counseling Center Awarded $120K Cummings Foundation Grant

MARBLEHEAD, MA — The Marblehead Counseling Center will use $120,000 in grant funding over the next three years to support its North Shore Community Cares program that helps transition graduate MCC clinicians into the supervision phase of their careers.

The nonprofit organization, which serves Marblehead, Swampscott and nearby North Shore cities and towns, was selected from more than 630 applications to share in $30 million through the Cummings Foundation’s major annual grants program.

The MCC said the recognition and financial support of the Cummings Foundation is an important element of the work it has been doing for over 50 years and will help enable enhanced mental health services to its clients.

The North Shore Community Cares program allows the MCC to retain clinicians between their graduation and licensure to help ensure the best level of care for its clients.

“The way the local nonprofit sector perseveres, steps up, and pivots to meet the shifting needs of the community is most impressive,” Cummings Foundation executive director Joyce Vyriotes said. “We are incredibly grateful for these tireless efforts to support people in the community and to increase equity and access to opportunities.”

This year’s grant recipients represent a wide variety of causes, including housing and food insecurity, workforce development, immigrant services, social justice, education, and mental health services. The nonprofits are spread across 46 different cities and towns.

Cummings Foundation has now awarded $480 million to greater Boston nonprofits.

(Scott Souza is a Patch field editor covering Beverly, Danvers, Marblehead, Peabody, Salem and Swampscott. He can be reached at Twitter: @Scott_Souza.)

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