Ever since I can remember, I wanted to die. Mental illness and depression have been with me my whole life. I thank God for Spiritus Christi Mental Health Center. I know that as a result of this program I am here today and not dead or really messed up. I’m in more control of my life. - Phyllis
We believe everyone should have access to mental health care and support regardless of their insurance status or income. Our volunteer staff of therapists, psychiatrists, social workers, and advocates helps people get the care they need to live safe, healthy, less stressful lives.
Each year, over 300 people participate in one or more of our programs.
Psychotherapy – to treat mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, addiction, and to combat the effects of trauma, abuse, social isolation and poverty
Family therapy – to help improve communication, solve problems, and to understand and handle special family situations (for example, death or serious physical or mental illness)
Group therapy – to address areas of concern for our clients. Groups are started based on demand and availability of a volunteer clinician
Psychiatric collaboration and referral – to connect clients with area prescribers of psychotropic medications, and to collaborate with their providers as needed to ensure they receive the best care possible
Case management/advocacy – to assist with obtaining health care and housing, expanding circle of support, specialist care, budgeting, and navigating application processes for employment or for financial, vocational or educational assistance
Peer support meetings – to support families and individuals struggling with mental illness, poverty, abuse, crime, loss and other issues
Urban Youth Outreach - to provide individual, family & group therapeutic conversations and support for minority young men affected by violence
Yoga – to support overall wellness
If you or someone you love
call us at 585.325.1180
Hours of Operation
Tuesday through Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm
Some early evening times are available
Sessions by appointment only
Maureen Marlow, RN, CASAC, Director
585-325-1180 ext. 114
Eileen Hurley, RN, LCSW
Urban Youth Outreach Program Director
Amy Durkee, Associate Administrator
585-325-1180, ext. 112
Our volunteer clinicians are either currently employed at or retired from various well-known mental health agencies and educational institutions or private practice.
64% of our funding comes from individuals, churches and local businesses. Individuals give directly to the Center, through United Way's donor designation program, or through the State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA).
In addition, we receive grants from private foundations and support from local churches, banks and businesses. We also receive over $80,000 of in-kind goods and services annually.
This amazing generosity helps to make mental health care available at no cost to those in need!