Dr. Aunjuli Hicks is the founder and executive director of ALWEH Counseling Consulting Wellness Group, Inc a grassroots not-for-profit organization and a licensed mental health professional and nationally certified counselor who has worked in the field of counseling & mental health for over twenty years. She is also the CEO/Managing Director of Hicks Group: Wellness Center a private mental health practice in Maplewood, New Jersey.
"Counseling has been growing tremendously as a result of increased stress and demands of the work and home environment on the problems of workforce development and simply the sustainability of life." According to National Alliance on Mental Illness, 43.7 million adults experience mental illness and substance abuse in a given year. 12 million individuals in the United States experience domestic violence. Forty-six (46%) percent live with mental illness.
It is consequently an essential part of the overall care of families, the workforce, law enforcement, and military; the care that is beneficial to all be offered. Hence millions of people cannot afford mental health and substance abuse recovery services, and the professional care when they most need it. This is very often combined with personal problems that lead to the loss of the successful employment, debriefing, and quality of life. Such problems include substance & alcohol abuse, behavioral, and emotional problems and disorders. This non-profit is oriented towards the people who need counseling and who do not have insurance coverage and cannot afford these essential professional services.
The Vision Statement- 3 Year Future Plan
Provide Free Counseling and Substance Abuse Recovery Services for the uninsured, underinsured, unemployed, and who may be eligible
Provide free seminars to healthcare and law professionals
Free programs and workshops for men, women, and adolescents
Intensive outpatient program for eligible men