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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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The Hibiscus Rose Therapy Fund is a gender & racial justice project created as an offshoot my practice, Endeavoring Wellness Clinical Therapy & Consultation, after being confronted with the significant need for and barriers to gender-affirming care access. The Hibiscus Rose Therapy Fund offsets the cost of therapeutic care for Black queer +/ trans clients who have very limited income, in recognition of the reality that lack of income constitutes a significant barrier to accessing medical care, as well as the fact that Black queer and trans individuals are more likely than other community members to experience financial insecurity and be hesitant to access care. As a Black queer nonbinary provider committed to serving my community, this project so far has allowed me to offer ongoing support through guaranteed 1-yr scholarship rates and pro bono assessments for gender affirming surgery, as well as one-time crisis grants to clients experiencing temporary financial hardship. 

Created in 2020 as the Endeavoring Wellness Therapy Scholarship Fund, the Hibiscus Rose Therapy Fund has been maintained entirely through community donations and has provided almost $4000 in free or reduced cost therapy services to Black queer and trans folks. With the increasing challenges facing Black queer and trans folks due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing attacks on transgender people, and the continued political push to limit access to life-saving gender-affirming care, the practice has seen requests for gender-affirming care, particularly surgical assessments, increasing. To meet this need, the Fund has transformed and is becoming its own independent project.

Your support will go towards helping this project to grow in the following ways:
  • Providing grants to increase access to pro bono and low cost individual and group therapy services for Black queer +/trans clients of Contributing Providers and Practices
  • Increasing the number of gender-affirming surgery assessments provided to Black queer +/trans by  Contributing Providers and Practices 
  • Supporting gender-affirming care education for Masters-level intern counselors
  • Incorporating 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 assessments 
  • Creating a network of  Contributing Providers and Practices offering gender-affirming surgery assessments to  Black queer +/ trans clients and subsidizing the cost of appointments with these providers so that clients can receive life-saving services at no cost to them
Donate via this page to support the general operations of this project, or choose a specific project arm below and target your donation. 

I sincerely hope that you will make a recurring donation to support me in removing barriers to care and supporting Black queer +/ trans individuals in the community.  Thank you in advance for your support!  
 
Sincerely, 

Okichie Davis, LPC, NCC 
Founder, Hibiscus Rose Therapy Fund
Contributing Provider, Endeavoring Wellness LLC

 If you are a Black queer and/or trans person living in PA or NJ and in need of help to pay for a gender-affirming care assessment appointment that you have scheduled, email [email protected]
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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 and follow the practice on social media

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The Therapy Fund provides grants to cover the cost of ongoing therapy for Black queer +/ trans in...
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The Hibiscus Rose Therapy Fund is all of us

Our contributors 11

Thank you for supporting The Hibiscus Rose Therapy Fund.

Sean Bath

$619 USD

Red

$140 USD

Shelly

Frigate

$30 USD

Shay Tiziano

Tamarind

$30 USD

Amanda Malec

Pineapple

$20 USD

Kristen Barrett

Sugarcane

$15 USD

Lou K

Sugarcane

$15 USD

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Credit from Shay Tiziano to The Hibiscus Rose Therapy Fund

+$20.00USD
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Financial contribution to The Hibiscus Rose Therapy Fund

Credit from Sean Bath to The Hibiscus Rose Therapy Fund

+$619.00USD
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+$20.00USD
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Today’s balance

$794.93 USD

Total raised

$794.93 USD

Total disbursed

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Estimated annual budget

$2,299.87 USD