Richard A Maurer
Still Waters Ministries
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THANK YOU for visiting the Still Waters Ministries web pages.    

Still Waters Ministries is a no-fee community counseling clinic. All services and any corresponding costs
are covered by private donations. There are no costs or fees charged to our clients.

While Still Waters Ministries is a church-based counseling service, we are eager to serve anyone, regardless of church
or religious affiliation.  All services offered are consistent with the spiritual and ethical standards of the Christian
faith.   All sessions and all calls are confidential.

Conveniently located at Conestoga Mennonite Church in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, Still Waters Ministries is  a
community-focused, church-based counseling center with a commitment to excellence and sensitivity to the needs
of all persons in need of quality care.

Perhaps you have stopped by our web site because you may have an important personal need in your life, and you
have come to find out how the Still Waters Ministries might be helpful to you or to someone you care about.    

Regardless of your reasons for your online visit today, we are glad you are here, and we hope we can answer some
of the important questions you have about the ways you could benefit from the professional care available at Still
Waters Ministries.  

Did you know?

Do you know that in 2011, there were more than 50 million people uninsured in the United States?  That is almost one
in six residents in the U.S.  And, the percentage of people covered with private insurance was the lowest since the
government began keeping data in 1987.

The reasons for the rise to 50.7 million, or 16.7%, from 46.3 million uninsured, or 15.4%, were many: workers losing
their jobs in the recession, companies dropping employee health insurance benefits, families going without coverage to
cut costs. Driving much of the increase, however, was the rising cost of medical care.  A Kaiser Family Foundation
report shows workers now pay 47% more than they did in 2005 for family health coverage, while employers pay 20%

A recent report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and
Health (SAMHSA) recently found that 1 in 5 Americans in the U.S. reported experiencing some form of mental illness
in the past year.  

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, although about 20% of American
adults (45.9 million) reported any mental illness in 2010, only 39.2% of that group said they received treatment.

"People might be afraid they can't do anything about it and don't seek help," says Peter Delany, director of the
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration's center for statistics. "But if we take the view that mental health
disorders are like physical health disorders, like diabetes or heart disease, we'd find treatment is effective. People are
going to get better."
Sign Language Certified Counselor Available
Corona Virus Pandemic Response
Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, Still Waters Ministries offices are changing the manner in
which our services are being provided.  Effective December 15, Sam will be available on a  
limited basis by either phone or online. Individuals who want to take advantage of this option
will need to have a computer, webcam, and access to the internet; or a smart phone.   
January 1, 2021, Sam will transition into the primary role of Development Officer
for the ministry.
Jill will still be available by phone for those who want that option.  Pam
Hopkins is available for tele-counseling, counseling by phone, and socially distancing office

The reality is that up to half of those individuals affected with the virus show no symptoms, but
are still carriers of the virus.  The other reality is that Jill and Sam are both older and have
underlying health issues.  For those reasons, we are making these much needed options for
everyone's safety and well as to minimize contact with anyone who might
unkowingly be infected with the virus.

Because of the economic, social, emotional and spiritual impact this pandemic is having on
daily live, Still Waters Ministries wants to be there should you need to talk.  And, as always,
there is
no cost to you for our counseling services.  You may call and leave a message at 610-
286-9555 or send us a contact request (
click here) to set up a phone consult.  
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