For those of you who would rather listen than read, I made a short video, explaining why I'm asking for your support for this campaign, (click here to view).
As someone who has lived through multiple sexual and physical assaults, childhood abuse and trauma, I know the value of therapy. I have been fortunate to benefit from the kindness and generosity of others which allowed me to get therapy in order to heal from these wounds and the attending complex-PTSD.
I know first-hand how beneficial it is to have a therapist who can hold space, listen, mirror, offer support, and teach tools of recovery.
I also know HOW EXPENSIVE IT IS.
I'm proud to support the LoveLand Foundation's mission to provide therapy to Black women and girls. I want to pay-it-forward in the same way I've been given the kindness of healing and help Black women and girls get the counseling they need to have happier, fuller, more healthy lives.
Therapy is good medicine. I believe that the world would be a better place with mental health support as a foundation, not an option. I believe it is a right as much as any other form of health care.
If you can join me in making a donation to the LoveLand foundation, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. May kindness return to you in the same manner in which it is given.
If you're unable to donate, would you help me raise awareness and funds by sharing this campaign to your social media channels, family, and friends circles.
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.