MEND Seattle is a local nonprofit mental health organization and we need your help to continue offering low-cost counseling for our clients, especially for Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color (QTBIPOC) disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. We also need your help to continue training QTBIPOC clinicians as they complete their school programs and become licensed mental health counselors, social workers, and healers in their communities. With your help, we can expand the services we offer and trainings we provide, which include the work of Kimberlé Crenshaw, who coined the term, Intersectionality. As clinicians, this helps us understand the compounding effects of the systems our clients live in depending on their intersecting identities.
With your help, MEND will continue making systemic changes as a nonprofit organization with financial transparency and a board of directors and staff who are committed to liberation. To do this, MEND will work more collaboratively with our communities of color, social justice leaders, liberation consultants, activists, advocates, and healers, as we reshape our work at MEND to provide accessible, anti-oppressive, decolonizing care for clients, ourselves, and our communities.
We need your help to make this happen and are starting this GoFundMe campaign to ask for your financial help. Any amount you can contribute will go towards: our Community Therapy Fund (CTF) so we can make therapy more accessible; paying our exceptional QTBIPOC staff and consultants; helping MEND move to a more centrally located space; and making MEND more financially sustainable as we continue redistributing wealth by launching small business owners after they graduate from their school programs. We are also 501(c)(3) registered which means that your donation is tax deductible.