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Matthew Spector's Campaign for the Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund

by Matthew Spector

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

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Hello everyone! I am launching this ongoing fundraiser through the Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund which was established by Rachel Cargle. In the realm of mental health, "Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls. [Their] resources and initiatives are collaborative and they prioritize opportunity, access, validation, and healing."


With the many barriers preventing BIPOC communities from accessing mental health treatment, Loveland Therapy Fund importantly provides essential financial assistance to Black women and girls seeking therapy on a national scale. Via partnerships with instrumental mental health organizations such as Therapy for Black Girls, National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network, & Talkspace, recipients of the funds raised by the Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund will have access to a comprehensive list of mental health professionals across the country who are trained in and specialize in providing services to Black women and girls. 


After fundraising over $1000 in just 4 days, we’re establishing a new fundraising goal of $2,000 by Thursday, June 18!


Upon donation, when selecting a fundraiser to contribute to, please scroll down and select my name: Matthew Spector. Contribute what you can in the spirit of the belief and FACT that "Black women and girls deserve access to healing, and that healing will impact generations.”

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?