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Bethel CRC is a Shalem Mental Health Network Partner

What is CAP?

CAP, or Congregational Assistance Plan, is a way for Bethel CRC to make confidential counselling services available for everyone in the church. From time to time all of us are faced with difficulties—some  more serious than others. Usually, we are able  to resolve them. But there may be a time when our usual ways of coping no longer seem to work.  This may be a situation related to family, marriage, grief, etc. If that happens to you, CAP offers professional Christian counselling support.

Services Provided  

CAP offers a solution-focused counselling model of up to 6 sessions in a year. A professional Christian counsellor will help you to develop a  strategy to cope with and resolve a variety of issues, including marriage difficulties, adolescent and children’s issues, bereavement, stress, trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, abuse and  others.

How Do I Use CAP?

To use CAP, you do not need to be referred by your doctor, pastor or elder. Simply call Shalem’s CAP number and mention that you  are a member of Bethel CRC. An intake staff will ask you a few questions to determine the issue(s) about which you are seeking  counselling and to note any specific requests, such as wanting a male or female counsellor,  evening appointment times, etc. You will then  be contacted by the appropriate CAP counsellor, who will set up your first appointment  with you.


Evening appointments are available, but remember that these may be the most requested  times. That means that while every effort will  be made to ensure an appointment is available within one week of your call, sometimes that may not be possible.

To book an appointment for confidential services

or to ask any questions call