It is not often a program inspires children to run to therapy; Doc Wayne does.
I am supporting the Doc Wayne mission of delivering sports-based group therapy to heal and strengthen youth challenged by social, emotional, or behavioral issues; while breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health.
Utilizing a team of experienced clinicians who are seen as coaches, Doc Wayne serves 300 youth per week at 23 sites through eastern Massachusetts. This program gives students access to the mental health and social emotional learning services they need. These services are proven to reduce risky behaviors such as bullying and help create safe, caring, and highly-engaged communities. Doc Wayne teaches life skills that increase behavioral health and enable youth to succeed at school and at home.
$22,000 covers the costs of an entire group for one school year
$1,950 covers the costs of one child per school year
$55 covers the cost of one child per session
Some of the covered costs include quality services provided by the clinicians (coaches), sporting equipment costs, and due to the services being provided at the students schools - travel for the clinicians to each site.