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Impact Report & Annual Appeal

Updated: Nov 9, 2023

Please consider donating to Positive Directions as your charity of choice this year. Your generous support is what helps us make a difference in other's lives. Please take the time to read our Annual Appeal Letter & 2023 Impact Report to learn about how we are supporting our community and how you can help!


Dear Supporter,

I want to thank you for being a part of our Positive Directions family. We rely on

supporters, like you, who share our vision that all individuals and families will have

the skills, support, and resources they need to live a healthy life and contribute to

a strong community.

With your financial gifts, we help individuals recover their mental health through the

prevention, treatment, and support we provide. In FY22-23, we served close to 800

individuals through counseling, medication management, and support groups in our

outpatient treatment clinic. Your contributions helped us provide free and subsidized

treatment to those most in need through our Treatment Fund so that healing could

take center stage. Even with insurance, our average client’s co-pay is $100 per session,

so the need for our treatment fund is as imperative as ever.

Most don’t know that Positive Directions is the backbone behind many community

initiatives, such as:

• Counseling Assistance Program, a partnership with Westport, Wilton, and

Weston to provide barrier-free counseling to town residents;

• Youth Surveys in Norwalk and Westport that equip communities with data

to develop strategies for improving the behavioral health of teens;

• Teacher Support Groups in partnership with the CT Education Association;

• Teen Nights Out, sober social activities for Norwalk teens through The

Norwalk Partnership; and more

But with your increased financial contribution, we can do even more! We are counting

on our loyal donors to help us make counseling more accessible to anyone looking for

help, while providing continued support and programs in our community.

Donations can be made on our website and checks can be sent to Positive Directions,

90 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06880. Please consider us for your

company’s corporate matching program.

Thank you for being in our circle of supporters who make this work possible!


Vanessa Wilson, LMFT

Executive Director

To make a donation on our website, click HERE to be directed to our PayPal account.


Read about the impact of our Prevention, Treatment,

and Support in the community.

Thank you to our new and loyal donors. We could not do this work without your support!


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