Love & Kindness Wellness
Wellness is holistic and encompasses many areas.
We believe in the Wellness of the Community.
Let us help you navigate your wellness journey!
Our mission is to create access to quality mental health care and wellness services to people of color and traditionally under resourced communities.
To set the standard of mental health care for people of color, providing leadership, connection, training, and accessibility of resources for psychological health and wellness.
We love and embrace our clients and staff, centering on their humanity, unique innate gifts, and divinity. We strive to have folks feel seen, heard, and valued without judgment.
We encourage living in goodness, respect for, and right relations with all.
We serve our clients and communities with empathy. We hold space with unconditional support and understanding.
We believe in showing up fully present, with mindful awareness in all our interactions.
We recognize and celebrate the contribution of all our staff. We live by the concept – It takes a village to guide the healing journey for folks.
We strive to work efficiently and robustly toward meaningful change, healing, and transformation within our clients.
We believe in our collective wisdom and connection to all peoples, land, nature, and divine spirit.
Mental Health stats
Mental health is a critical aspect of well-being, yet millions of people struggle with mental illness every year. Access to quality mental health services is particularly challenging for communities of color. Here’s a snapshot of the current state of mental health in the United.
1 in 5
U.S. adults experience mental illness
1 in 20
U.S. adults experience serious mental illness
of youth (6-17 years) experience a mental health disorder
Accessibility Disparity: BIPOC individuals are 20% less likely to access mental health treatment than their white counterparts.
Suicide Rates: Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among youth aged 10-14 and 3rd among adolescents aged 15-24 in the U.S.
Accessibility Disparity: BIPOC individuals are 20% less likely to access mental health treatment than their white counterparts. Suicide Rates: Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among youth aged 10-14 and 3rd among adolescents aged 15-24 in the U.S.
There is a growing mental health crisis in our community. The stigma within communities of color remains high and access to quality and timely mental health services is scarce. An alarming 15-20% of our active clients are grappling with financial difficulties, leading to a significant dropout rate. Many are forced to discontinue therapy due to financial constraints with their insurance plans. Many struggle to pay their insurance-copays and high premiums.
The funding we are requesting would ensure that our local Brooklyn clients receive the one on-one therapy they need, preventing interruptions in their journey to mental well being.ng.
There is critical need for increased support in addressing the growing mental health crisis. Access to quality mental health services is a birthright. We have witnessed a surge in demand for these services, and we are determined to meet this challenge head-on.
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Our Five Pillars
Provide physical location wheelchair accessible, easily accessible by mass transit
- Offer virtual and in-person visits
- Operate seven days per week including evenings and weekends to accommodate for varying work schedules, child-care needs, religious observances
- Onsite medical doctor / primary care physician
- Train LK Staff in holistic, indigenous way of providing client services
- Operate a clinical internship program within the organization
- Espouse a decolonized approach that incorporates the varied experiences and voices of staff
- Provide wellness workshops centering on the seven dimensions of wellness; including Yoga, Dance, Nutrition, Financial
- Foster creative Arts space for children and adults to share their art via the website, connected to gift shop, in an effort to showcase community talent and to raise money to put back into the community
04. CULTURALLY RELEVANT CARE
- Provide therapeutic and psychosocial support in Haitian Creole, Spanish and Arabic
- Provide therapy from a historical lens with understanding of the historical trauma and genocide that continues to impact communities of color
- Improve diversity of clinicians and inclusive approaches that welcome all faith, cultural/ethno/racial backgrounds, sexuality, gender identities
- Collaborate with leaders in a variety of communities, locally and nationally
- Be the hub for providing community Linkages – psychosocial resources for folks e.g. Housing, food pantry, religious spaces of worship, advocacy programs such as resources for folks impacted by DV situations
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