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Our Mission

The mission of Amanecer Counseling & Resource Center is to help people heal, grow, and thrive by providing behavioral health and resources that empower individuals and families.

Mission Area

Human Services, Workforce Development

About Our Organization 

Board Meeting Details

We are a large board - more than 10 people and more than 3 active boards

Our board has the following committees: Finance/Audit, Marketing/Communications, Programs

Program Team Committee - 2nd Monday of the month at 8:30am

Finance Committee - 3rd Tuesday of the month at 4:30pm

Communications Committee - 3rd Thursday of the month at 5:00pm

Our board meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 7:30 am
Our committees meet virtually


Board Needs

We are especially interested in candidates with the following skills: Communications and PR, Event Planning, Fundraising/Fund Development, Legal

Number of board openings: 1

We are not seeking to fill a specific officer position.

Our board doesn't requires an annual financial contribution from members.

Our board asks our members to participate in fundraising: help with asking, planning, and prospecting

More About Our Organization

Overview of Amanecer Counseling & Resource Center

Amanecer Counseling & Resource Center is dedicated to serving children, adults, and families, especially those who are uninsured, underinsured, impoverished, or affected by trauma. Our clientele predominantly comprises Hispanic (1st and 2nd generation) and African American individuals, spanning ages 3 to 90.

Established in 2003 by Sister Theresa Elitz, the organization began as a modest outreach initiative at St. Paul’s Church in Wilmington, Delaware. Sister Theresa passionately supported clients facing mental and behavioral health challenges, initially funding the program with donations collected in a shoebox. In 2010, the program was formally incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit under the name Family Counseling Center of St. Paul’s. In 2021, we rebranded as Amanecer Counseling & Resource Center to better reflect our expanded services and vision.

Our organization provides evidence-based, trauma-informed, bilingual (English and Spanish) services through three main programs: Behavioral Health Counseling, Client Resource Navigation/Case Management, and Behavioral Health Workforce Development.  The Donation Beneficiaries include Hispanic, African American, and Caucasian children (ages 4-12), adolescents (ages 13-19), and adults (ages 20+), and families. Eighty five percent (85%) of our client population are impoverished, vulnerable, uninsured, and under-insured Hispanic children, adults, and families age 4-82 (currently). Subsets include victims of physical, mental, sexual, and substance abuse including domestic violence, human trafficking, LGBTQ persons, single moms, grandparents raising kids, and undocumented persons.