Mental health services have historically been inaccessible to much of the population across the United States.
River City Advocacy is dedicated to reducing the barriers to high quality mental health and peer support. Our services weren’t created for only those who can afford support, but for anyone who needs it, regardless of their ability to pay.
The goal of River City Advocacy and Counseling Center is to bring healing and hope to all members of our community through affordable and accessible counseling and peer support. Learn more about our services to get started on your own healing journey.
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Who We Are
River City Advocacy & Counseling Center is a community mental health non-profit in New Braunfels, Texas. It’s our ultimate mission to bring hope and healing to the residents of New Braunfels and Comal County through affordable mental health counseling and peer support services.
We offer services to residents living in Comal and surrounding counties, and we actively seek collaboration with other nonprofits to provide specialized care to meet the individual needs of citizens within our community.
We know how difficult it is to ask for help. Organizing care can feel daunting when you’re already overwhelmed and burdened by your circumstances. Let River City Advocacy and Counseling Center help make that process easier, our counselors walk new applicants through the process of receiving care every step of the way.
The Impact of Inaccessible Care
Unaddressed mental health issues have a widespread and harmful effect on our communities. When surveyed, 76% of Texans reported that a friend or family member had experienced a mental health issue. Nine out of ten believe discussing a mental health condition is harder than discussing a physical illness. And on average, Texans who suffer from depression miss 19 work-days per year due to their struggles — and experience nearly a month and a half of unproductive or “lost” days due to the symptoms of depression.*
The statistics regarding loss of life due to lack of mental health support are even more damaging. Despite these facts, many people in need of care do not have access to affordable, quality mental health services.
Texans, and our communities, deserve better.
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Gift Art Supplies to River City Advocacy
Mini glue sticks for small glue guns
Canvases (varieties of sizes)
Acrylic paint (brands: FolkArt, DecoArt Americana, Apple Barrel, Anita’s)
White card stock paper
Dry erase markers
Community Events Made for Healing
Do You Need Assistance?
If you’re ready to explore your support options, we encourage you to take the next step. We are accepting applications for our Counseling Program for ages 14 and up. We have built a team of licensed counselors and talented interns working toward their master’s and full licenses.
Some months, we experience higher volumes of counseling requests. The average wait time for the first appointment is approximately two weeks, depending on counselor availability.
For questions or to explore our resources, please visit our contact page.
Impact that Speaks for Itself
This is such an inviting and judgement free place. I’m thankful to have found a safe place where people actually listen and care. All the events are community friendly and open hearted. I look forward to the moms support group on Friday’s it’s one of my favorite days because I know I will be around the support I need.
The best environment to get support and feel your best. Art supplies are always available to create during hours of 9:30 to 3 pm. I feel supported and part of the best community for mental health consumers.
I absolutely love RCA! And everyone there is so loving and nice to everyone! And I met some amazing people there! And the art room is amazing they have everything in the closet you could find just to craft! RCA a really nice place where they support you and care about you!
My daughter enjoys socializing with other clients, group therapy sessions, art & creative activities, outings & many other skills. Great place to spend time. Thanks to the RCA staff.
This is the best Group of people Staff and Friends, that you could hope to find. If you go on a semi regular basis and get to know some folks, you are bound to find out there are some incredibly interesting and good hearted people here. It is the only place I have ever found like this. Thanks to all of you guys who make it a special time when I get to come and visit, or come to Group…Love ya, Steph