Spiritus Relief Stories: Living Waters Christian Counseling Stays Afloat

Since 1990, Living Water Christian Counseling (LWCC) has carried out their mission to “Heal Hearts & Homes for HIM.” For over 30 years, they have provided mental health counseling at no charge to over 12,000 households in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Thanks to the support of generous donors, they are empowering individuals to be healthy, constructive influences in their homes, families and communities.

Due to COVID-19, LWCC was forced to close its doors, as client contact was banned and funding was slowing, making rent payment seemingly impossible. Thanks to a gift from The Spiritus Relief Fund, LWCC was able to settle their lease and move into a facility provided to them at no charge, all while offering remote counseling services.

Dr. Norman Wise, Executive Director of LWCC, shared:

“This gift opens the door to a new beginning for Living Waters Counseling, and allows us to continue on during this hard time to remotely provide 100+ hours per week of donation-based counseling to people who are more facing greater stress, anxiety, depression, and conflicts than ever before.  Our counseling hours have increased during this crisis and we have been able to adapt to counseling people remotely without an office.  This gift was a real ‘lifesaver’ for the many people needing counseling in these hard times, and the money saved in resolving our lease will translate into paying our staff so that they can continue their ministry of healing hearts and homes for HIM.  I cannot find the words to express how clearly this was an answer to desperate prayers at a time of need.  Thank you!”