Contribute to Support Therapy for Black Women & Girls through Loveland Foundation
by Laura Reagan
Supporting: Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls for The Loveland Foundation Inc.
Campaign has ended.
As a white person and a therapist, I have been aware of the problem of racial inequality for years and I have not always been sure how to address it, other than to use my voice to speak up and speak out. The whole damn system needs to change, I know that for sure. And while we wait for that (too slow) change to happen, Black people are hurting right now.
I recently learned about Rachel Cargle's Loveland Foundation, which raises funds to help Black women and girls get therapy - something that I know can be so beneficial in healing from trauma. I want to amplify their work using my voice on social media. As the host of Therapy Chat Podcast, I have a platform that reaches many people and I am going to use it how I can to help others.
Please make a contribution if you can, or share a campaign to help raise awareness about what they are doing. I am starting by making a $500 monthly recurring donation for all of 2020, and after that I will see if I can do more. I hope you will consider what you can do. All white people benefit from systemic inequality and the structures that support white supremacy, and this is a small way I can help to counter that.
What will you do to be part of the solution?
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 protected] 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.