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The Annual Jennifer Golick, PhD Muir Wood Treatment Scholarship

Each year, Muir Wood honors the work and legacy of Jennifer Golick, Ph.D., by providing 45 days of residential treatment to a needy teen.

Dr. Jennifer Golick

Dr. Golick was a beloved and dedicated clinician who helped develop the Muir Wood adolescent treatment program and whose exceptional talents and endless compassion helped hundreds of young people and families restore quality of life, relationship, health, and hope.

On March 9, 2018, Muir Wood founding member Dr. Jennifer Golick and two colleagues, Jennifer Gonzales-Shushereba and Christine Loeber, were tragically murdered at The Pathway Home in Yountville, California, by a former patient suffering from PTSD and mental illness.

During her tenure, every member of the Muir Wood team, every patient family, and friends and colleagues across the country came to recognize Jennifer’s intellect, passion, and rare ability to connect deeply with young people to make lasting positive change. The Jennifer Golick Annual Treatment Scholarship commemorates Jennifer’s life, work, and humble spirit which touched the lives of people across the country and around the world.

By helping a young person in need benefit from the exceptional care that Dr. Golick dedicated her life to shaping, we at Muir Wood hope to sustain her calling and celebrate her example for generations to come.

Qualifications and How to Apply:
This scholarship provides 45 days of Muir Wood residential treatment to a teen between the ages of 12 and 17 from a qualifying low-income family residing in California.

Applicants must meet the scholarship requirements and must be clinically appropriate for treatment at Muir Wood. Applicants will be assessed by Muir Wood clinicians to determine if treatment at Muir Wood is appropriate to their needs.

This scholarship is provided to an individual from a low-income-qualifying family that resides in California. Income qualification criteria are the same as that used by the Napa Valley Community Housing program. Qualifying families may earn no more than 60% of the median household income for Napa County. A family of 4 may earn no more than $51,660 to qualify for this scholarship.

Applicants must supply income verification to qualify. Copies of tax returns, pay stubs, or other documents may be requested to verify stated household income. Applications will be reviewed as soon as possible after they are received. Scholarship availability will be updated on the Muir Wood website as soon as the annual scholarship has been awarded.

Apply for the Jennifer Golick Muir Wood Treatment Scholarship
Please note: Substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders are serious progressive, life-threatening medical conditions. Please seek help immediately by calling Muir Wood at 866-705-0828 or another treatment provider, if you believe that your child is suffering from addiction or mental health disorders. The process of applying for this scholarship should not be a reason to delay getting help. Completing this application does not guarantee scholarship acceptance or treatment at Muir Wood. Applications received through this form will be reviewed by a member of the Muir Wood staff as soon as possible. Applicants will be required to provide additional documentation to verify income and residency. The scholarship will be granted to the first qualified applicant based upon the date on which completed applications are received.

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You may also apply for this scholarship by mailing the above information to Muir Wood at the following address:

Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services
Attn: Scott Sowle
1733 Skillman Lane
Petaluma, CA 94952