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Mental Health Fund for Black Women and Girls

by Shannon Lynch

Supporting: Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls for The Loveland Foundation Inc.

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I have been a strong advocate for therapy for years, and even more outspoken about how important I think it is that we provide affordable access to therapy and mental health care since I began going weekly over a year ago. In a time like this, therapy is especially vital to the health and mental well being of the communities being most affected by both the COVID crisis and the fight against police brutality. I can't think of a more worthwhile cause to donate to right now, and I'd be so grateful if you joined me. 


Without very good insurance, I would not be able to access therapy even once a month. Everyone deserves the same opportunity to be cared for and nurtured as I have been. The Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund will provide financial assistance to women of color all over the country who seek out a place to heal. For more info on the work they do, you can visit https://www.thelovelandfoundation.org.


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Hit the $350 mark in less than 24 hours so doubling (+ an extra $20) my goal! Each session is estimated to cost $120 so that'd total 6 therapy sessions! Please keep sharing and donating, and thank you so much to everyone who's already contributed! 

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 sharlene@thelovelandfoundation.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.


We look forward to keeping you informed as we continue to build out this program.
For more information about Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund visit https://www.thelovelandfoundation.org.


How would you like to support?