Thank you for all your support in 2022!
Published on December 16, 2022 by Samantha Meyer
It’s been a while since we’ve posted an update, but I wanted to make sure I wrote one before the end of the year. 2022 has been an incredible year for ATX Mental Health Fund, and I want to take a minute to say thank you to everyone who has made this work possible.
This year we launched our Six Months of Therapy Fund, a program we had long dreamed about and were finally able to create after a generous grant from Austin Mutual Aid. As the name implies, we were able to provide funds for six months of weekly therapy for individuals in the Austin area who could not otherwise afford it. Healing takes time, so being able to assure fund recipients they would be able to continue therapy for six months with a provider of their choice was an amazing expansion of our services.
We also continued our general fund distribution and our fundraising efforts. To date we have disbursed almost $90,000 to increase access to mental healthcare for individuals in the Austin area! We are so thrilled with the growth that we experienced this year, from expanding our programming to hiring our amazing paid organizer Francisco. We learned so much through this process, including diving headfirst into grant writing, managing a grant, and continuing to develop new strategies to build community partnerships.
Looking ahead to 2023 we are excited to continue our programming and fundraising! We have a joint fundraiser with another community organization in the works (details to come soon!) and we’re excited to continue to apply for other grant opportunities to expand our programming! We are also looking forward to developing new ways to engage and grow our base of sustaining donors, whose support allows us to continue this work.
A million thanks for all the support this year. It is the privilege of my life to be the founder of this organization, and I am grateful every day that other people believe in our mission and put time, money, and energy into this work!
Happy Holidays, and we’ll see you in 2023!
ATX Mental Health Fund Founder