SHARE HOPE FUND:
Child & Youth Mental Health Support 

At Glad Tidings Church we know that mental health is a growing concern amongst our children and youth, and we would like to partner with families in our church and community at large, to provide subsidy for those who cannot afford access to counselling services.

Mental health concerns for children have been on the rise, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the growing need, Glad Tidings has created a fund to assist families who are in need of professional therapy and mental health care.  We want to invest in our children and families and support them with care through this difficult time.

Criteria and guidelines:

  • This funding is offered to children and youth up to age 17.

  • One application may be submitted per family.  

  • Gross family income must be less than $80,000 per year.

  • Families that have benefits must show that they have used their benefits first, before receiving additional funding through GT’s Share Hope fund.

  • Funding is based on a first come, first serve basis for those who meet the requirements.

Steps for applying for the Share Hope fund:

  • Download and complete the Application form.

  • Submit your completed form to Pastor Cheryl at cneal@gtburlington.org

  • Applicants will be contacted within 21 days of application submission to be informed of your application’s standing.

FAQ's:

Who can apply?

  • A parent may apply on behalf of their children and youth up to age 17.

  • Gross family income must be less than $80,000.

  • All benefits must be used first before applying for Share Hope Funds.

How do I receive funding once I am approved?

  • If application is approved, applicant will receive a referral list of therapists approved for this funding to select from.

  • Applicants are encouraged to do their own due diligence to select a therapist that is a good fit for their children.  (Glad Tidings does not accept responsibility or liability for care given by the therapist. Applicants are fully responsible for choosing a care provider that is right for them.)

  • Once applicants choose a therapist, they are responsible for making their own appointment with the therapist.  Applicant must be sure to let the therapist know that they have been approved for funding through Glad Tidings Church.

  • All sessions will remain confidential between the therapist and the applicant.

How much funding can I receive and what will it cover?

  • Each family can receive up to 5 therapy session, fully covered.

  • Applicants can select a therapist that suits their needs from our referral form and book appointments at their own convenience.  At the time of booking applicants must let the therapist know that they have been approved for funding through Glad Tidings Church.

  • Once the applicant is approved, all billing will be made directly between the therapist and Glad Tidings Church.  

Liability Release

  • Applicants must sign a liability release form stating that “Glad Tidings does not accept responsibility or liability for care given by the therapist. Applicants are fully responsible for choosing a care provider that is right for them from our list of referrals.  All therapy sessions will remain confidential between the therapist and the applicant.”