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Fundraising Priorities

Thanks to our donors, over 1,000,000 kids have benefited from CHC since its inception nearly 70 years ago.

Annual Fund Campaign

Your generous unrestricted gifts to the CHC Annual Campaign Fund provide essential philanthropic support, ensuring we can continue to serve our community and families with the vital programs and services they need. CHC removes barriers to learning, providing services for ADHD, Learning Differences, Anxiety & Depression and Autism through our two schools, clinical services and community education programs.

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Michael Harris Foundation Fund

Michael J. Harris graduated from Menlo School in 2008, earned a BA in Developmental Psychology from the University of San Diego, and completed his Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. Michael had just joined the counseling faculty at Menlo School and was passionate about helping countless kids reach their fullest potential when his life was tragically cut short in a boating accident in 2015. Michael was an avid Warriors, Giants and 49ers fan with tremendous empathy, heart and passion. His legacy of life, love and gift for helping others will never be forgotten.

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Removing Financial Barriers

CHC is committed to ensuring cost isn’t a barrier to getting help. When you decide to help remove financial barriers with your gift, you guarantee families receive needed services regardless of their financial picture. This includes free consultations, free follow up discussions after an evaluation, and financial assistance to help with the cost of evaluations and therapies delivered by CHC.

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Giving to the Teen Mental Health Initiative means you help raise awareness of teen mental health issues in our community through education, engagement and accessible and affordable therapy services including our Intensive Outpatient Program which opened in May 2017. Your gift to the TMHI will make certain that these programs continue to reach vulnerable teens and equip them with healthy coping skills as they navigate this challenging and important phase of life.

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Gifts to the Ravenswood Initiative support powerful community work in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park. You’ll be supporting CHC psychologists and therapists who provide on-the-ground teacher and parent education and coaching in both English and Spanish to teachers and families facing critical life situations. Your gift makes a life-changing difference.

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Sand Hill Financial Aid Fund

Sand Hill School is one of the Bay Area’s preeminent independent schools serving kids with dyslexia and other learning differences. Small class sizes, low/student teacher ratios, highly skilled teachers and the integration of CHC clinicians set us apart from other private schools. Philanthropic gifts to the Scholarship Fund provide support for families requiring tuition assistance and create a diverse and vibrant learning community.

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At Esther B. Clark School, we transform lives. Our specialized teachers, clinical team and behavioral staff help students with severe emotional and behavioral issues re-engage in the learning process and develop the positive skills and behaviors necessary for life success. Your gift to the EBC School Fund supports this important self work in Palo Alto and our new South Bay location.

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Community Education

CHC’s Community Education provides free weekly classes for over 2,000 parents, teachers and teens throughout the year on important topics related to parenting, teaching, learning and mental health. Your gift to this program ensures these classes can continue to be offered free of charge to the community and supports development of web-related services like screencasting, video and the online resource library.

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Parents Education Network

PEN Programs bring academic and life success to students with learning and attention differences. In 2017 respected community organization Parents Education Network (PEN) joined forces with CHC, adding PEN programs, including parent education, parent support groups, Student Advisors for Education (SAFE) and the EdRev Conference, to CHC’s comprehensive range of education and mental health services to families across the Bay Area. Your gift to PEN at CHC will support these essential programs for students with learning and attention differences and their families and educators.

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CHC gives hope to families when they think there is nowhere left to turn. It has changed our lives. –A CHC Parent

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