Imagine the toll to your physical health and mental health if you lived in a world where you had to think about how you and your family moved in the world, what you wore when you left the house and how you responded and interacted with others? Having to fit into an idea of what is considered acceptable and safe for others in order to keep yourself and your loved ones alive. How would you feel and what would you do? Would you numb yourself to it and try to fit? Would you try to affect change but only if you tailor yourself, and your message, in a way that is palatable to those in power? Would you be full of rage and heartbreak at an unjust world? If you are feeling exhausted by what is happening in the world right now and it isn’t happening to you or someone that looks like you, imagine feeling that every day of your life. If you have an opinion about the right and wrong way to affect change, and this isn’t happening to you or your community, please remember that your opinion is formed based upon rules and ideas that do not benefit marginalized groups of people. These are the things that I think about and continually seek to understand. One of the organizations that I am supporting monthly is www.thelovelandfoundation.org. There are various ways that you can lend your support and find resources on this site but I would like to ask friends to join me in contributing toward therapy sessions for black women and girls. I’ve set a goal of $2400 which would cover 20 therapy sessions. Please consider joining me in support of this organization. Thank you.
Thank you so much for your interest in supporting the Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund. Whether you have already donated or you are just learning about the project, we are grateful to have you on board.
With therapy sessions in the U.S. typically costing anywhere from $60 - $250-- even with insurance, the prevalent and ingrained stigma surrounding mental health in many communities, and the fact that the vast majority of therapists in this country are white, it is often difficult for Black women and girls to access therapy when they need it. We wanted to change that.
In our pilot program, we raised over $250,000 with the support of our generous community and provided financial assistance to hundreds of Black women and girls to go to therapy. We did this through collaborative partnerships with Therapy for Black Girls, Open Path Collective, National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network, and Talkspace, networks and service providers that are all committed to making therapy more affordable and accessible.
No matter how much you are able to give, we are excited to work together with our community again to bring therapy support directly to Black women and girls who need it. Please donate now to tangibly tell these women and girls, “We see you, we hear you, and we are invested in your healing.”Generations will benefit from their healing.
How you can give:
- Champion the Cause! Become an advocate and help fundraise for Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund via your social platforms. Set your own fundraising goal and utilize your network of friends and family to help fundraise for Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund.
- Be a small business or corporate match - Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
- Donate to our campaign! We are raising funds for our therapy for Black women and girls program, which includes providing 4-8 free therapy sessions.
- Start a Giving Circle: Pool your resources together and make a commitment with 6 of your friends to donate and support Black women and girls who deserve access to healing. If each of your friends contribute $20, it will cover 1 therapy session.