Homage Mental Health Programs Receive $150K from Cambia Health Foundation

"We are the only resource for free mental health services in Snohomish County and often the only available option for older adults experiencing depression, anxiety, and grief," says Nancy Brosemer, a mental health programs manager with Homage Senior Services, a 50-year-old nonprofit that provides free mental health services to seniors in Washington's Snohomish County.

That's why, when the Covid-19 virus hit, 62-year-old Jackie McCoy felt "lonely and isolated," Brosemer tells the Seattle Times.

"It took a huge toll on me, which led me to feel lonely and isolated."

That's why, when Brosemer and Homage teamed up to offer free mental health services after the virus hit, they wanted to make it easier for older adults in the rural areas of the county to access them.

With a $150,000 grant from the Cambia Health Foundation, Homage is now offering free screenings for depression, anxiety, and grief, as well as short- and long-term counseling.

"Plus, older adults who wish to find mental health care often hit a roadblock, such as difficulty in finding a provider that will take Medicare, or they must pay a copay that is beyond the means of many low-income older adults," Brosemer

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