Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay to add free mental health services

GREEN BAY – Brown County has awarded the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay a $100,000 grant to create a new mental health counselor position, which will give young people and families additional options for therapy.

Unlike many other avenues for therapy, this one is free of charge.

This isn’t the first time the Green Bay club has prioritized mental health in its community mission. It was among the first Boys & Girls Clubs in the United States to embed a social emotional learning department in 2017, Brooke Unrath, the director of the department, said.

“(Mental health) accessibility is always an issue, and we’re trying to help by having a resource in the clubhouse for kids who are already there,” Unrath said. “That way, parents don’t have to take off work to get care for their kids.”

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