Black Men Heal is an organization with a mission “to provide access to mental health treatment, psycho-education, and community resources to men of color”. In order to apply for 8 free therapy sessions, the form will need to be filled out. Please note that because of a limited number of slots, an application does not guarantee selection.
Black Men Heal offers a free support group for men of color, Kings Corner. This is a virtual space for men of color who are seeking free therapy. To register, click this link.
The #MeToo Movement took social media by storm in October 2017, originally founded by Taran Burke in 2006, to share the impact and prevalence of sexual violence in communities. The organization that developed from this movement continues to work to provide assistance to a large spectrum of survivors.
Taking Me Back is an independent poster that supports sexual assault survivors through posts on a variety of information. The page discusses survivors like Vanessa Guillen, Toyin Salua, Daisy Coleman, and many other survivors, as well as current policies and the impact that they have for survivors. The page posts resources specific to different identities.
The YWCA Kalamazoo is a non profit organization whose mission is to eliminate racism and empower women.
What We Stand For: After being founded in 1885, we serve as the oldest and largest association in Michigan. Originally established to provide residence services for young women, today YWCA Kalamazoo serves as a primary resource for economic, gender, and racial justice for all women, children and families in Kalamazoo.
What We Do: Advocacy & Systems Change, Caring for Victims of Abuse, Promoting Maternal & Child Health, and Improving the Lives of Children
Contact Us: For Information About Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking, Child Care, Pregnancy Services, and More.
Black Women’s Blueprint is an organization that works to create social justice movements for individuals to gain social, political, and economic equity. The transnational organization offers mobile reproductive health and maternal care to those in the New York area.
Contact 347.533.9102 or 646.647.5414 to connect with a trauma healing expert. The organizations’ Healing and Counseling Program Coordinator works to provide you with resources and support.
The Kalamazoo College Counseling Center is housed in Hicks Center on the first floor of the west wing. The Counseling Center offers a wide range of services including individual and group counseling, as well as outreach programming, and training opportunities. The Counselors can assist with your mental wellness needs, explore options, and provide referrals and resources.
The Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective, also know as BEAM, is an organization that aims to remove barriers for black people to gain access to emotional support services.
BEAM offers an online directory of Black virtual therapists. Virtual therapy can be conducted through email, video conferencing, phone or online chatting options. Each individual can choose which is more comfortable. You can find the directory here: Black Virtual Wellness Directory
BEAM also provides resources and videos focused on mental health and techniques to cope with anxiety, depression, and stress.
@SurvivorsofColor is an Instagram and Facebook page that offers support and empowerment of BIPOC who have experienced sexual violence.
Patricia O’Garro, creator of the pages, shares hopeful and caring messages for survivors of color. As a survivor herself, she shares resources and posts on topics of trauma, social justice, and support.