Open Collective
Open Collective
Our Request Form is Now Open!
Published on October 22, 2020 by Samantha Meyer

Hi everyone!

I’m excited to share that ATX Mental Health Fund’s request form is now open! If you need help covering expenses related to mental healthcare, please don’t hesitate to apply!

A little bit about our process for requesting funds: the application form is short and designed by therapists to be trauma informed. In my experience as a mental health professional, I’ve seen how applying for financial assistance can be re-traumatizing when people are required to disclose details of traumatic experiences to prove they are ‘deserving’ of help. We’ve tried to make our process compassionate and trauma informed. Everyone is worthy of dignity and care. We can take care of each other.

In the 24 hours since our request form opened, we have already received over 20 requests. To me, receiving this many applications so quickly demonstrates the urgent need for affordable mental healthcare in the Austin community.

We are going to do our best to fund as many of these requests as possible, but we cannot do it without you! Please spread the word about our fund, and follow us on social media to stay updated on upcoming opportunities to help!

I’m so grateful to everyone who helped make this idea into reality. If you have supported this project in any way, thank you so much!!

Love and solidarity,

Samantha Meyer