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Minority Mental Health Awareness Month Fundraiser

by Lynnsey Kwaak

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

My Team: Lynnsey's Fundraising Team

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Mental health and wellness is becoming more and more prevalent in conversations with youth.  From dealing with mental illness myself as well as seeing people close to me endure their own struggles, it is clear that mental illness is constantly seeping into our lives.  Unfortunately, access to mental health care is not always within reach for many people.  I am especially touched by The Loveland Foundation's dedication to providing an accessible opportunity for healing to communities of color, especially Black womxn and girls.

July is recognized as Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.  Black womxn and girls exist in a space plagued with racism and sexism.  Their brilliant and beautiful existence is an act of resistance against the white supremacist society we have normalized.  Now is a time for community healing.

I'm not Black, but I will forever fight for the Black community.  I will fight for their lives, their health, their happiness, and their prosperity.

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?