$20K! We couldn't do it without you!
Published on August 6, 2021 by Samantha Meyer
Hello ATX Mental Health Fund Community,
I wanted to write a quick update to let you know about some of our recent initiatives, thank you for your continued support, and tell you about what's coming next for ATX Mental Health Fund.
This year we have continued doing our monthly fund distribution to folks in Austin that need financial help accessing mental health care. Out of 116 individual requests we’ve received since starting, we’ve been able to partially or fully fund 78 of those requests. We’ve redistributed more than $20,000 since we started last year! In addition to that, this spring we partnered with Moonstone Counseling to fund free counseling sessions for individuals affected by the winter storm. We were so grateful for how the community came together to support Austinites affected by the freeze. We also had the opportunity to partner with another local organization called Set Supper Club, which promotes mental health awareness and equitable accessibility in the service industry, for an educational panel discussion and fundraiser with two local Austin restaurants.
Looking ahead to the fall, we’re planning another educational panel discussion with a student group at UT and a benefit concert fundraiser to celebrate one year since our founding. More details on that to come!
I want to thank everyone who has given your money, time, art and services to this organization. When we started last year, I never could have imagined everything that we would do together. It has been an immensely difficult year, and there were times where we all felt powerless. I know that for me, ATX Mental Health Fund has been a source of inspiration and empowerment, and I hope it has been for you as well.
Together, we can take care of each other.
ATX Mental Health Fund Founder