Hi all: In all the resources that are finally visible to non-POC audiences, I discovered this initiative The Loveland Foundation founded by Rachel Cargle (@rachel.cargle @thegreatunlearn @elizabethsofakron @thelovelandfoundation) to help give Black women and girls the opportunity to go to therapy. Knowing how much therapy has helped me work through and understand the pain and trauma in my own life, I feel this is a powerful way to fund black women and girls having space to heal as well, especially in communities that bears so much pain and trauma every day. If we donate together, we can help provide sessions for Black women and girls and invest in their healing, their joy, their resilience. They are currently raising funds for the summer/fall 2020 cohort, so let's try and help!
Please check out Rachel Cargle's prolific works and all the other voices, artists, academics, thinkers, leaders, healers, meditation teachers and most importantly PEOPLE we have not been hearing, seeing, or seeking out. Please share with your friends and social networks-- and donate if you can! $120 will cover one therapy session, but even small donations add up.
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.