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The Hibiscus Rose Therapy Fund

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The Hibiscus Rose Therapy Fund is a gender & racial justice project created to address barriers to gender-affirming mental health care for Black queer +/ trans folks through direct aid, grants, and community training opportunities.

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ABOUT THE FUND


The Hibiscus Rose Therapy Fund is a gender & racial justice project whose mission is to increase positive mental health outcomes for Black queer and trans folks by lowering the financial barriers to gender-affirming mental health care access. To achieve this mission, the project strives to offset the cost of therapeutic care for Black queer and trans individuals who have very limited income by providing financial support towards accessing free gender-affirming surgery and hormone assessments, as well as maintaining initiatives which provide access to low-cost or pro-bono ongoing therapy services. The project also aims to strengthen the infrastructure of care for Black LGBTQ+ community members through providing gender-affirming care training and education to local clinicians in order to increase the number of qualified healthcare professionals equipped and readily available to administer gender-affirming surgery assessments. 

As a growing initiative, the Hibiscus Rose Therapy Fund continues to focus on increasing access to life-saving trans-affirming mental health care for Black queer +/ trans folks in the Philadelphia Metro and surrounding areas through addressing financial barriers and cultivating a community of competent providers, and providing continuing education:
  • The Free Letter Writing Project: Providing mini-grants to help Black queer +/ trans folks access live-saving gender-affirming surgery and hormone assessments from providers in the local community at no cost to them
  • The Trans Care Community Training Project: Creating free training opportunities in the provider community with the focus of increasing the number of mental health providers available nationally to provide gender-affirming surgery and hormone assessments
  • The Therapy Access Project:  Providing free and 'pay what you can' individual and group therapy services for Black queer +/trans clients, in partnership with Contributing Providers and Community Partners


GETTING SUPPORT FROM THE FUND

If you are a Black queer and/or trans person in need of financial support to obtain an assessment for gender-affirming surgery or hormones, please click here to apply for support

Don't already have a therapist who can write your letter? Check our list of Contributing Providers to find someone in your area. 

SUPPORTING THE FUND

Make a donation via this page to support the general operations of the Fund, or choose a specific project arm below and target your donation. 


I sincerely hope that you will make a recurring donation to offer ongoing support to Black queer +/ trans folks in the community.  Thank you in advance for your support! 

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to discuss ways to support the project beyond a financial contribution, including becoming a Contributing Provider, email [email protected] 
 
Sincerely, 

Okichie Davis, LPC, NCC 
Founder & Contributing Provider
Hibiscus Rose Therapy Fund

To learn more about me and the practice that launched this project, its mission, and its values, please visit www.e2wellness.com.  Please share this page to tell others and encourage them to support! 

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THE GLENMEDE ...

$10,000 USD

Sean Bath

$619 USD

Red

$420 USD

Amanda Malec

Pineapple

$80 USD

Shelly

Frigate

$75 USD

Shay Tiziano

Tamarind

$70 USD

Kristen Barrett

Sugarcane

$35 USD

Lou K

Sugarcane

$35 USD

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Support for The Hibiscus Rose Therapy Fund

Credit from THE GLENMEDE TRUST COMPANY to The Hibiscus Rose Therapy Fund

+$10,000.00USD
Completed
Added funds #578119
-$60.00 USD
Paid
Invoice #99704

by Okichie Davis

-$200.00 USD
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Today’s balance

$9,888.52 USD

Total raised

$10,414.81 USD

Total disbursed

$526.29 USD

Estimated annual budget

$12,299.87 USD