Stepping out of my comfort zone. I am listening and learning. I am thinking about my white privilege. It exists in places I didn't recognize before, such as access to therapy. After coming across the Loveland Foundation, I am inspired to do something about it.
I have seen therapists throughout my life. As a child, this meant my mom leaving work early to pick me up from school and take me to the appointment. That also meant co-pays, gas money, and her taking time off of work. Because of this experience, now as an adult I am proud of my journey. Therapy stigma still exists, but it was much stronger back then. I am fortunate to have a husband, family, friends, co-workers and bosses that all help me make therapy and healing a priority in my life. And a job that helps me afford it.
But, I've never seen a therapist that didn't look like me. They have all been white women. And, I never thought about what it would be like to sit in a therapy session with someone who didn't look like me, until today.
With the stigma and barriers affecting access to treatment by members of diverse ethnic and racial groups, Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls nationally seeking therapy.
Please consider donating to the Loveland Foundation to help provide free mental healthcare to Black Women and Girls. Black Lives Matter. Thank You!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.