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Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry

UNITED WAY #354

800 McKnight Park Drive, Suite 802
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
412-366-1300
www.anchorpointcounselingministry.org


MISSION

Building hope and understanding through faith-based counseling and support services for youth, adults, couples and families in our communities.



CURRENT PROGRAMS

Currently, our counseling services and support groups include areas of treatment addressing today’s issues of youth and families: separation and divorce; bereavement; anxiety and depression; substance abuse; family conflict; illegal activity; loneliness; alienation; peer pressure; school behavior problems; academic issues; parent education; and single parenting. Our preventive, educational, and advocacy services offer a variety of workshops and Act 48 professional trainings for parents, educators, and other service providers; and our Youth Development Program provides counseling, academic tutoring, and mentoring support for our school-age clients. We also offer a clinical internship program, providing professional experience and educational requirements, for Master’s level graduate students.


PROFESSIONAL STAFF

E. Alan Bates, Board President
Rev. Dr. Ron Barnes, MSW, LSW, Executive Director 

Counselors:  
Mary Jane Beatty, CDP, MSEd, LMFT
Georgia Fulgenzi, MSW, LSW
Don Ludwig, LSW
Jennifer McCaslin, MA, NCC
Jay Sperling, MSEd, LPC

Tutoring and Education:
Joan Wolf Schenker, MEd, Community Education Director
Sandy Niekum, MEd, Tutoring Program Manager

Administration:
Denise Patsko, Director of Development  
Nicky Snyder, Communications Coordinator
Judy Joos, Office Manager
Jamie Hall, Assistant Office Manager


OPPORTUNITIES FOR CONGREGATIONAL OR INDIVIDUAL INVOLVEMENT

Board Members: are recruited for three-year renewable terms primarily from within the geographic area we serve and primarily from supporting churches.

Board Member Responsibilities: Potential board members must demonstrate willingness and ability to contribute their time, talents, and financial support. Must understand and be in agreement with the mission of our program. Be a person of vision and commitment.  

Expectations of Board of Directors Members:
It is expected that each board member attend meetings and other board functions; serves on at least one committee; is a spokesperson and an advocate for our programs; uses their professional skills and expertise in the service of our program; donates and raises money for Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry; serves as a source of advice and support for our program's Executive Director; becomes informed about our programs financial situation and makes responsible decisions on the organization's behalf.

Volunteer Tutors:
Ages 16 years and older.  No experience necessary. This dynamic
program enables students in grades K-12 to learn critical study skills and life-long organizational habits.  Work one-on-one with students in grades K-12 in primary subject areas. You'll have a wonderful opportunity to mentor and encourage students in need. Sessions are held Monday-Thursday, 4-8 p.m. Volunteers may serve one or more hours a week. Training is provided. 

Clerical Support:
at our office to answer phones and/or assist with mailings.

Fundraising Event Coordinators
: to help plan and coordinate our special events. 

Fundraising Event Volunteers:

Pick up book donations at various churches in the North Hills area.
Help to set-up or take down at our annual used book sale.
Volunteer to sell books during the annual used book sale.
Volunteer the day of our annual golf classic or to serve on our golf committee.

INFORMATIONAL PROGRAMS AVAILABLE

We offer seminars and workshops on various topics including, but not limited to: