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Laura Therapist

by Laura Porcaro

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

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Dear Family Friends and Colleagues,

 

In light of the recent events I believe we all want to support efforts to insure equality for all Americans. 

Some of us have protested, called up politicians, have read more, and have opened up dialogues with people on the issue of Racism. 

Recently a friend let me know about The Loveland Foundation’s Therapy Fund.  I donated money to the fund which supports the therapy of black girls and women.  As a therapist and a person who has benefited from therapy, I want to support the counseling of Black Women and Girls; an under served population. 

In that goal I have pledged to raise $1000.00 above and beyond my own donation. I am reaching out to ask you to help me reach the goal.  I hope you will add $5, $10 $25 or more to the fund on my donation page.   Some of you are already supporting efforts on your own or some of you may simply not want to give.  I TOTALLY understand.  I will not take this personally or judge you in any way for not contributing.  If you do want to support the effort, I thank you on behalf of the good work your donation will support. 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Laura

 

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?