Access Institute | Why We’re Here
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We provide 11,000 sessions of mental health care to more than 550 people every year. We serve people of all ages who are low-income and not covered by insurance or whose insurance either pays for limited sessions or applies high deductibles and co-pays.
  • 70% of the people we serve earn less than $24,000 per year
  • 56% are either unemployed or work part-time
  • 37% struggle with substance abuse problems
  • 30% have been recently suicidal or have made past attempts
We have created a successful treatment model that provides high-quality mental health services that are flexible, responsive and tailored to individual needs. We work holistically, as intensively as necessary and for as long as people need care. Those who come to us in crisis find stability; we help people invest in themselves, develop their internal capacities and strengthen their relationships. We facilitate healing and change.
We have trained over 100 mental health care professionals in our model, which combines a psychodynamic or “depth” approach with a focus on the needs of our diverse community
Number of years that an
untreated major mental illness
can shorten the life span
53%Percentage of adults with histories
of childhood trauma who are
diagnosed with depression
Percentage of adults with histories of
childhood trauma who are diagnosed
with post traumatic stress disorder