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Meredith O'Leary's Fundraiser for The Loveland Foundation

by Meredith O'Leary

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

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The Loveland Foundation is committed to supporting women of color, with a particular focus on Black women and girls. Its resources and initiatives are collaborative and they prioritize opportunity, financial assistance, validation, and healing. Loveland Therapy Fund recipients will have access to a comprehensive list of mental health professionals across the country providing high quality, culturally competent services. Black women and girls deserve access to this healing, and this healing will impact generations to come.  


The Loveland Foundation was founded by Rachel Cargle, a public academic, writer, and lecturer. Her activism and academic work are rooted in providing intellectual discourse, tools, and resources that explore the intersection of race and womanhood. I believe in Rachel's mission and her vision for what the world can be.


Mental health therapy offers a broad array of benefits. It provides an inviting space to sit with somebody kind, open, and willing to help in a professional and guided manner. Therapy gives hope and as someone who has benefited from therapy, I believe everyone deserves access to this kind of care. Sadly, more often than not, therapy is not as easily accessible, especially to communities of color. I want to help change that.

 

Please help me support The Loveland Foundation. During these trying times when there's intense feelings of division, fear, uncertainty, loneliness, and stress, therapy is more needed than ever. No donation is too small, every dollar counts!

 

Thank you so much,

Meredith O’Leary

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?