Founded by iconic artist, Macy Gray, the goal of My Good is to bring some good, to the lives of families who have lost a loved one, due to violence. In Macy's own words: "The focus is on police brutality, because in those instances, most of the time – no one is held accountable. No justice makes for more grief. Settlements and televised funerals don’t ease pain."
There are currently over 1200 victims of police killings that we know of.
The trauma for these families never goes away.
Everytime there is another killing, the trauma is embedded with these families even deeper.
Most of the families DO NOT win settlements
The truth is, after the cameras and media leave, these families are left alone, with little or no resources and are in great need of mental health services, financial and legal help and support in navigating their new reality.
We want to share the story about Tina (not her real name), a mom who lost her son tragically to police violence. Tina also suffers from several chronic illnesses and recently suffered a seizure. She had to be rushed to the hospital via ambulance. Imagine her surprise when she received a four-figure ambulance bill that was greater than a two month mortgage in most cities. For weeks, she avoided collecting her mail even since she was fearful of the size of the hospital bill and not being able to pay it. She had already been dealing with the emotional stress of losing her son, along with the loss of her business. She lost her medical insurance and was unable to afford her medication Once we learned of her need, MyGood was able to mobilize and come to her aid. We worked with the companies and were able to get the bills reduced and covered. We were additionally able to cover her medication for the next six months, and help her with groceries and other needs. We were also able to find and facilitate medical coverage for her and her family. This is the power of MyGood in action.
This is why we are seeking support. Join Macy in rolling up your sleeves and jumping in. We're in this together and we cannot allow these families to suffer in silence.