Support Community Mental Health


Support Community Mental Health raised $12,165 on HandUp!

$12,165 raised of $12,000 Goal
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Help us raise $12,000 to provide mental health services to the community

About this Campaign

It’s been extra busy here at the Liberation Institute! Our Counseling Center is bustling 7 days a week.

The struggles of day-to-day life, along with the impact of recent national events, have brought even more clients to our doors. The need for accessible mental health services in our community has grown dramatically and we are trying to do everything we can to help. We now have over 70 volunteer therapists, teachers, and healers serving over 300 people every week! Meanwhile, our basic expenses, such as rent, utilities etc, continue to rise.

This campaign will help us raise $12k needed to fill the current gap in our budget for this year so we can continue to provide these much needed mental health services to the community.

The work we do can be stressful and difficult, but every day we are rewarded with heartwarming stories of success:

A veteran who stays in a nearby shelter wandered off the street into a yoga group at our Folsom street community center. He confided to a staff member that he had been feeling depressed and lost, but felt shut out from getting help from "the system." He had just happened into our place, but by the time he left that night he was scheduled for individual therapy! He says that the therapy, along with our yoga and meditation classes, have saved his life.

A young latina with a history of being sexually abused called us saying she was planning to commit suicide because she “doesn’t feel safe in this world.” We were able to coax her into crisis care. She is now stabilized, hopeful, and attending weekly therapy sessions at our clinic with a therapist who truly cares.

After a recent Liberation Mobile group outing, which brings together troubled teens and isolated seniors for therapeutic nature trips, the day was over but they didn’t want to say goodbye. The “youngsters and oldsters” decided to spend a couple of hours together at our Urban Retreat Center singing songs and preparing sandwiches for the next day’s Sandwich Brigade street therapy team.

We see and hear amazing tales like the ones above every day. The problem is that we are desperately low on funds. We need your help to raise enough money to keep our doors open and meet the ever-increasing demand for these life-changing services.

Ways you can help:

  • Make a donation, No contribution is too small. Even a gift of $20 can provide ONE WEEK of therapy for someone in need.
  • Please help spread the word about our campaign to your friends.

We are a community of people helping people every day. Together, with your help, we can compassionately change the world.

For more information about the campaign or our organization please do not hesitate to contact us

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Success! Thank You!!!
January 2, 2017 at 1:10 PM

We did it!!! With just minutes to go before the end of the campaign, we reached and surpassed the goal. The Liberation Institute enters 2017 on solid ground, ready, willing and able to serve those in need. Good thing, as the calls and emails asking for help keep pouring in!

YOU did this. You: kind, generous, compassionate, irreplaceable. It is your willingness to step up that is going to make a difference in people's lives this year.

Every donation, email, social media post, conversation, coins into the donation jar…. it all adds up to helping people heal, grow, and blossom. How cool is that?

Regardless of what may happen in the wider world this coming year, it is guaranteed that localized efforts like this will have a lasting and positive impact.

Thank You!!!!

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A $20 donation could cover a week of individual therapy for someone in need

1 supporter


A $50 donation could cover a week of services for an entire family

15 supporters


A $100 donation could provide all the expenses for a recovery workshop

14 supporters


A $500 donation could provide 2 nature field trips for 8 teens and seniors, or cover the costs of a weekly yoga and meditation workshop for 3 months!

4 supporters


A $1000 donation could cover the rental deposits and furnishings for an additional treatment office!

1 supporter


Any donation, however large or small, will make a difference in someone's life today.

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