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Make A Difference

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Make a donation  /  Volunteer  /  AmazonSmile  /  UBCSS Board of Directors  /  Thank you to sponsors and donors  /  Become a Mental Health Advocate

You Can Make a Difference

Make a Donation

Thank you for considering making a donation to Upper Bay Counseling & Support Services, Inc.

Upper Bay provides a broad range of quality mental health care, as well as educational support programs to our local community.

You can make a difference that will benefit others. The amount you donate today will bring needed services to at least one child, one adult, or one family. These services may include school-based counseling, community education (such as parenting classes), crisis intervention, supported employment, mental health counseling, psychiatric evaluation, and necessary medication.

Upper Bay Counseling & Support Services, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.


To Make a Gift: 

Please direct all donation questions to or call 410-620-7161 ext. 1530 or click here for mail-in form. Form can be emailed to or mailed to: Office of Development & Marketing, 71 Flint Dr., North East, MD 21901


You can make a difference by volunteering your services at Upper Bay Counseling & Support Services.

Our volunteers are caring, hardworking people who want to make a difference in the lives of individuals who are mentally/behaviorally challenged and/or their families. Whether you choose a clerical position behind the scenes or a more hands-on role with clinical support, your participation is vital to the success of Upper Bay Counseling. Each contribution brings us closer to helping individuals, strengthening families and uniting communities by providing a broad and expanding range of high quality behavioral health and community services.

Volunteering can also enrich your life. It is an opportunity to develop new skills, share your talents and abilities, make friends and contribute to the well being of individuals and families in our community.

The hard work and dedication of our volunteers is greatly appreciated! If you’d like to consider making a commitment to Upper Bay Counseling, print the application below and return to Office of Human Resources at 71 Flint Dr., North East, MD 21901.

Volunteer Application

UBCSS Board of Directors

Our board members offer hours of their valuable time in support of Upper Bay Counseling. They also often make financial contributions.


Janel Robinson – Academic Advisor/Mental Health Liaison, Cecil College


Patricia D. Folk – Political/Community Advocate


Reverend John R. Schaeffer – MDiv – Rector of St. Mary Anne’s Episcopal Church

Evonne Boroski – Retired, Harford County Public Schools

Karolyn Bowe – Assistant Public Defender, Office of the Public Defender CINA

Alan Sexton – Business Services Representative, Susquehanna Workforce

Miriam Wiglesworth – Professor – Business & Applied Technology, Program Coordinator – Business & Accounting, Harford Community College

Suanne Blumberg – CEO, Upper Bay Counseling & Support Services, Inc.

Thank you to our Corporate and Community Sponsors & Donors

Become a Mental Health Advocate

An Open Letter from the CEO of Upper Bay Counseling:

We need more concerned individuals to speak up for the Mental Health System of Care. Every year there are policy issues that come up in the legislature, or in state government, that involve everyone who is in need of mental health services. Yet, few mental health clients or their families learn about these issues, and even fewer contact the government officials to tell these officials what they think about possible policy changes.

Our government officials do listen however. They listen to staff who work at mental health facilities and who express their opinions. But, they listen much more carefully, and are more likely to be supportive, when mental health clients and their family members speak up.

What You Can Do:

You can help us to improve the way mental health care is provided. Our government officials are re-designing the health care system right now. Smart, dedicated people are working in Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and across the country to make our health care system better. They will be writing policies and developing budgets that will affect how providers (like doctors and therapists here at UBCSS) will offer services to you, the clients and family members and friends, people who are directly impacted by these government decisions.

Better yet, most government officials want to hear from you. They want to know what you think is good and also not-so-good about how mental health services work. So we must speak up. We need to let our government officials know how to make our system of care the best in the world. We must become our own advocates for our system of care.

How to Do It:

It is easy to do. You can become an advocate. All it takes is a simple email, or phone call, or letter to a key elected official or government policy writer, and your voice is heard.

There are two parts to this that I can help with: I can help to keep you informed about what policies and issues are being decided by our government officials, and I can help you identify who are the key people to talk to. Typically we will need to contact our state delegates and senators, or our United States congressmen and senators. You can check back on this bulletin board for key Advocacy information and updates.

Become an Advocate Today:

I invite you to join us. You can learn more about advocacy – how to make a contact, what to say, what it is like to make a call or send an email – and you can easily become an advocate. If you like, I will arrange to meet with you and other potential advocates to talk about this. Call me at 410-620-7161 or email at and I will be in touch.

Thank you for speaking up,
Suanne Blumberg, LCPC, Chief Executive Officer, UBCSS