Aspire Counseling ( offers mental health services to Montgomery County’s diverse citizens. Aspire works to ensure its mental health services are affordable and accessible to all. They serve the insured, the uninsured and those with Medicaid, Medicare and Tricare. Services take place in trusted and accessible locations, including primary-care clinics, senior housing venues and in-home. Aspire ensures vulnerable individuals get treatment where they are most comfortable.

Headquartered: Gaithersburg

Serves: Montgomery County

What a donation buys:

  • $250 helps fund support groups for seniors with aging-related depression.
  • $1,000 provides 12 sessions of in-home therapy to a very-low income mother with postpartum depression.
  • $10,000 provides a year of mental health counseling to 40 uninsured children.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Ongoing: Provide Spanish translation assistance.
  • Internships