During this time, I wanted to make a concerted effort to educate myself as well as donate some of my time and money to organizations that are equipped to tackle the sometimes seemingly insurmountable challenge of crushing systemic and institutional racism. In reflecting upon some of the many ways in which I have personally benefitted from my own white privilege, I realized that one of the most life changing experiences I have had to date was the intensive therapy I underwent in high school to combat my all-consuming and severe obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Had I not been afforded this incredibly fortunate opportunity to work with health professionals and therapists trained specifically in treating my mental health disease, I am nearly positive that I would not have been able to complete, or perhaps even attend, university. The ripple effects of my good fortune to have had parents able to financially support my cognitive behavioral training are retrospectively so blatantly clear. I cannot imagine the pain young women and men living with similar mental health conditions face when help appears to be out of reach or simply unavailable. Furthermore, the majority of therapists in this country are white, providing another obstacle POC face when seeking help. Please join me in donating to The LoveLand Foundation, where your funds will go directly towards therapy sessions for black women and children with mental health professionals who look like them and can relate to their experience.
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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 email@example.com 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.