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The Hibiscus Rose Therapy Fund

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 in the Philadelphia Metro Area, surrounding counties, and New Jersey 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 Therapy Access Project:  Providing mini grants to help Black queer +/trans folks pay for therapy, and funding 'pay what you can' short-term individual therapy scholarships to Black queer +/trans folks, in partnership with Contributing Providers and Community Partners
  •  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 

 SUPPORTING THE FUND

Make a donation via this page to support the general operations of the Fund. 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!  


GETTING SUPPORT FROM THE FUND

If you are in need of support, please visit the website at www.hibiscusrosefund.org to learn about our resources.

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, LCPC, ACS, NCC 
Founder, Program Director
Hibiscus Rose Therapy Fund
www.hibiscusrosefund.org

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The Hibiscus Rose Therapy Fund is all of us

Our contributors 19

Thank you for supporting The Hibiscus Rose Therapy Fund.

Wankeeta Jackson

Core Contributor

Gender Justic...

$30,000 USD

THE GLENMEDE ...

$10,000 USD

Women's Way

$10,000 USD

Red

$1,610 USD

Sean Bath

$619 USD

Amanda Malec

Pineapple

$420 USD

Shelly

Frigate

$345 USD

Shay Tiziano

Tamarind

$240 USD

Kristen Barrett

Hibiscus

$120 USD

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Today’s balance

$2,222.31 USD

Total raised

$49,336.16 USD

Total disbursed

$47,113.85 USD

Estimated annual budget

$11,781.88 USD

Expenses

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Expenses paid

35

Amount disbursed

$11,905.93

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15

Amount collected

$3,689.00

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10$2,955.00
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5$734.00

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News from The Hibiscus Rose Therapy Fund

Updates on our activities and progress.

An Important Update for Our Donors

Good afternoon, A little over two hours ago, I was notified by the Open Collective Foundation (OCF)--the organization that serves as the fiscal sponsor for the the Hibiscus Rose Therapy Fund (HRTF), that they have made the decision to disso...
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Published on February 28, 2024 by Okichie Davis

Continue To Save Trans Lives This Giving Tuesday!

As you and I know, gender-affirming care is life-saving care. Over the past year, the Hibiscus Rose...
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Published on November 28, 2023 by Okichie Davis

The Free Letter Writing Project and the Therapy Access Project are open and accepting applications!

Hello! We are very excited to share that two of the Hibiscus Rose Therapy Fund's community initiatives--The Therapy Access Project and...
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Published on July 11, 2023 by Okichie Davis