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Because Black Lives Matter to Us

by Kim Dyan Richan

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

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We use the tools we know, right? I know that psychotherapy can be a powerful agent for change and healing. I know it for myself and I see it in my work.  I also see that we live in a country that is soaked in racism so powerful that once you start to understand it - it’s quickly too much to take in - and I’m just a privileged white lady.  What it’s like for black woman and girls - I literally can’t imagine the enormity of that pain and despair.  I’m asking you to contribute today to help fund psychotherapy for black women and girls - it will make a small dent in healing that pain and despair. 


For racism to be addressed it’s going to cost white culture and white people something. We’ve had too much privilege and more than our share of wealth for too long. 

I’d  love for you to join me in this effort.  


Because Black Lives Matter to me

and 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 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?