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Kaela's Campaign to raise money for Loveland Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls

by Kaela Jeffers

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

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Please help me reach my goal of raising $1000 for Loveland Therapy Fund. As we know, all too often mental health is stigmatized, ignored, and for many, inaccessible in this country. I cannot even begin to fathom the trauma of institutional racism and brutality that the Black community has endured in this country for generations. It's time for us to prioritize the mental health and healing of the Black community. On top of the unrelenting cruelty Black people face daily in America -- and with the horrific murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery sparking a LONG overdue national conversation -- right now Black people are also still being disproportionally killed by the coronavirus pandemic. It's overwhelming. It's entirely too much, and I really can't imagine how deep the pain goes. 


I'm raising money for Loveland Fund because Black women and girls deserve access to healing, and Loveland provides financial assistance nationally to those seeking therapy. They're aiming to raise enough money to provide 5,000 hours of free sessions. 


Through partnerships with Therapy for Black GirlsNational Queer & Trans Therapists of Color NetworkTalkspace and Open Path Collective, Loveland Therapy Fund recipients will have access to a comprehensive list of mental health professionals across the country providing high quality, culturally competent services to Black women and girls.


Please click on the link and bio and donate whatever you're able! Every dollar helps.


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?