The Institute for Good Work (IGW) is a 501(c)(3) with a mission to enhance the healing of society by encouraging current and future creatives and changemakers to heal themselves and to heal the way they relate to their work.
We believe that making strides towards our mission also means normalizing mental health conversations, especially in communities of color.
Due to research and our own experiences, we recognize that one barrier to normalizing mental health in communities of color is access to affordable mental health services. With this in mind, we are launching the Soul Work Stipend program to raise funds to go towards supporting changemakers of color who want help funding their mental health services. We define ‘changemakers’ loosely as any individual who wants to work - or already is working- on projects to promise to make our community more equitable and/or sustainable.
So, how does this stipend work?
Our 2nd mental health services partner is Erica James-Strayhorn, LMFT founder and CEO of Erica James Counseling, LLC (www.ejcounselingatl.com).
Our goal is to fund up to 24 visits with Erica for 1 changemaker in 2020 ($2400). The stipend will be able to supplement any insurance coverage + a $1 responsibility by the changemaker.
The good news?
The client for this stipend was selected from the pool of applicants we received through our inaugural soul work stipend. They qualified based on meeting criteria for age and location, financial need, and a uniquely compelling desire to utilize services towards their work. The client will go through an assessment period to ensure fit.
Thank you for contributing to and sharing this fundraiser! In doing so, you are helping one of those changemaker applicants receive support in their process to #healselfhealsociety. We appreciate you beyond measure.
Have more questions/comments? Please contact Tiffany Johnson (First Good Work Fanatic at firstname.lastname@example.org).