project leader
Jason A
4025 Chestnut Street
(North and West Philadelphia)
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the project

Our Racial Equity in Therapy Initiative aims to bridge the gap in mental health care access and quality for underserved communities. By providing comprehensive training programs for therapists, we ensure they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to address the unique challenges faced by diverse populations. Additionally, our community outreach and engagement efforts will foster trust and awareness, encouraging more individuals to seek the help they need.

The funds raised will also support the development of essential resource materials and tools, making therapy more accessible and culturally relevant. By subsidizing therapy sessions, we can offer affordable care to those who might otherwise be unable to afford it. With your support, we can create a more equitable mental health care system, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to heal and thrive.

the steps

  1. Identify/Develop Training Programs (July - August 2024)

    • Create and finalize the curriculum for therapist training focused on cultural competence and anti-racist practitioner training.
    • Hire experienced trainers and schedule initial training sessions.
  2. Launch Community Outreach Campaign (August -September 2024)

    • Design and distribute marketing materials to underserved communities.
    • Partner with local organizations and community leaders to promote the initiative.
  3. Subsidize Therapy Sessions (Ongoing)

    • Identify and enroll eligible clients for subsidized therapy sessions.
    • Begin providing therapy services, tracking progress, and outcomes.

why we're doing it

Our Racial Equity in Therapy Initiative addresses a critical social problem in Philadelphia, particularly in the North and West Philadelphia neighborhoods: the disparity in mental health care access and quality for underserved populations. In these communities, many individuals face significant barriers to receiving culturally competent mental health care, leading to unaddressed mental health issues and exacerbating social inequalities.

By providing specialized training for therapists and fostering community engagement, our initiative ensures that mental health professionals are equipped to understand and address the unique needs of different cultural groups in North and West Philadelphia. This not only improves the quality of care but also builds trust between therapists and clients, encouraging more people to seek the help they need.

Our team is driven by a profound commitment to social justice and equity. We believe that mental health care should be accessible and effective for everyone, regardless of their background. Through this initiative, we aim to create a more inclusive and supportive mental health care system in Philadelphia, helping individuals and families in North and West Philadelphia heal and thrive. Your support will enable us to make a tangible difference in the lives of many, fostering a healthier and more equitable community for all.


  • Training Programs for Therapists: $5,000
  • Subsidized Therapy Sessions: $85,000
  • Administrative Support: $10,000
Estimated (Project Donations) $100,000.00


ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee N/A $0.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee 4% $4,166.67
TOTAL TO RAISE $104,166.67
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.  


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