I am starting a fundraiser for the Loveland Foundation- a foundation that helps black women and girls afford therapy sessions, and supports black mental health.
Those who know me best, know I am passionate about mental health, and am also someone who struggles with my mental health as so many of us do.
As a young white woman, my challenges seeking mental health treatment are very different than the experiences of people of color. I have been privileged in many ways, and though I have my own set of worries when seeking mental health treatment- worrying about how I can afford a therapy session, OR finding a therapist who can truly understand my racial and cultural background are NOT examples of them.
The black women I know are strong and resilient, but they should not have to be. Mental health matters and Black Lives Matter! Self care and access to mental health support right now is crucial.
Please help me in supporting this cause by donating what you can. The donations gathered will allow a woman or girl in need to receive a free therapy session.
Thank you all, and to my other white friends and family, let's do the work and actually take action! This is one of many ways to show up..
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.