Lives More About Us of our youths, students, and general population at large from under-served regions in Cameroon Making a Difference Positively
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Most donations to our foundation are tax deductible. We can provide and submit receipts for tax write offs’ as well.


We also accept Non-monetary donations such as equipment, supplies and products that might benefit the communities we serve.

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About Us

Positively impacting the lives of our youths, students, and general population at large from under-served regions in Cameroon

Be The Exception Counseling Foundation is an NGO with 501©3 status in the United States of America and registered in Cameroon, West Africa. We rely on your kind donations to provide affordable, qualitative treatment to the underprivileged and low-income families in Cameroon, West Africa.

We are a recovery-focused, person-centered with a trauma informed perspective treatment center. We offer an environment that respects privacy, is therapeutic, and judgment free with exceptional treatment approaches.                       

Did you know the abuse of drug and alcohol has increasingly gotten prevalent across different age groups and sectors in Cameroon? 

Addiction and mental health/trauma issues are diseases classified as the disease of the brain and is proven it is chronic and fatal. The situation can be rectified if confronted accordingly and properly. There is light through the tunnel and so we do not give up on the impact of our Foundation to the change the lives of those in need.

We change lives, we plant seeds, and we nourish them to re-create healthier, positive and recovery focused individuals and the general mental health wellness in our communities.

We have been offering free substance use and mental health counseling sessions for the youth population since 2016 in Cameroon, West Africa. We also have provided donations to 5 orphanages in Limbe, Cameroon.


Our Services


Be The Exception Counseling Foundation supports authentic orphanages that genuinely care about the orphaned children in Cameroon, West Africa, specifically the South West Region. These orphanages strive to protect the loving kindness and semblance of normalcy to orphaned children giving them a skill set and life-skills to navigate the daily challenges they face along the way as they grow.  

Contributions and donations have been made in the past and Be The Exception Counseling Foundation will continuously donate to orphanages via cash, food products, clothing, books, toys, hygiene, and sanitary products.

 A few of the orphanages who have benefited from the Foundation are as follows:

  • Great Faith Orphanage and Empowerment Center, Boana village, Limbe.
  • God First Orphanage, Mile 4, Limbe, Cameroon.
  • Rhema Grace Orphanage, Ombe, Cameroon.
Our Services

Substance Use Disorder and other Services

We plan to provide individual, family and group counseling sessions; runs 12 step groups; provide meditation instruction, identify triggers, and teach coping strategies/skills; provide anger management services, tackle student violence and aggression, identify and treat co-occurring disorders, and addictive behaviors; and provide substance use and mental health counseling for the Cameroonian youths and the general population as well.

  • Substance Use Disorder Counseling
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Grief and Loss Counseling
  • Meditation Instruction
  • Trauma and Crisis Counseling
  • 12 Step Program
  • Evaluations and Intake Assessments
  • Urine Drug Screenings
  • Student Emergency Response to Violence and Aggression In Schools ( SERV)
Our Founder

Therese Mungah Fuh MS, LCDC, EFT

My name is Therese Fuh. I am a Therapist/ Counselor living in Austin, TX. While I love what I do and I am grateful for every opportunity in my current environment, part of me felt unfulfilled, a strong desire to help my beloved native country Cameroon in my field of expertise led me to develop a deep yearning of how I could be of assistance. Research and a volunteer trip in 2016, providing free counseling services and workshops for youths suffering from substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health issues, exposed me to the increased prevalence of substance misuse in children between the ages of 10 and 28 using illicit drugs.

I also provided family sessions to underprivileged families, especially parents of these children who misuse illicit substances, and do not have a clue on how to manage the ravaging disease. 30 children benefitted from this program, and 20 families were impacted. Certificates of completion was also given to the participants to further encourage and empower them. Realizing that, most of these families could not afford services relating to substance misuse, mental health, or anger management, I decided to launch this Foundation in 2021.


Pictures from our visit to Cameroon

Images from our visit to an Orphanage and our Founder, Therese Shalo-Fuh conducting some substance abuse workshops.

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Gallery: Construction of Facility in Cameroon

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Audio: CRTV Radio Interview with Therese Fuh

Interview with Therese Fuh on the CRTV Radio Show SOS Doctor.

Article: The Guardian Post

Article in the Guardian Post about the launch of Be The Exception Counseling Foundation.

Article: Cameroon Express Info

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Gallery: Visit to the Orphange

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