Organizations Committed to Fostering Change & Representation

Professional organizations play an indispensable role in advocating for and addressing the unique needs of various communities. Organizations such as The Association of Black Psychologists, Inc., established in 1968, have been instrumental in highlighting and addressing the challenges faced by Black psychologists and the broader Black community. Similarly, The National Latinx Psychological Association is dedicated to advancing psychological understanding and its practical application for the well-being of the Latinx population. In the realm of LGBTQ+ support, The Trevor Project stands as a beacon of hope, providing essential crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ+ youth. The Audre Lorde Project, on the other hand, focuses on community organizing for LGBTQ+ People of Color in the New York City area, emphasizing progressive social and economic justice. Furthermore, the Loveland Foundation, created by Rachel Cargle, underscores the necessity of mental health support for Black women and girls. Each of these organizations exemplifies a commitment to fostering well-being, equity, and inclusion for marginalized communities, underscoring the significance of professional organizations in our society.

The Association of Black Psychologists, Inc. 

The Association of Black Psychologists was founded in San Francisco in 1968 by a number of Black Psychologists from across the country. They united to actively address the serious problems facing Black Psychologists and the larger Black community. Guided by the principle of self-determination, these psychologists and students set about building an institution through which they could address the long-neglected needs of Black professionals. Their goal was to have a positive impact upon the mental health of the national Black community by means of planning, programs, services, training, and advocacy. 

The National Latinx Psychological Association

The National Latinx Psychological Association is a  national organization of mental health professionals, academics, researchers, and students whose objective is to generate and advance psychological knowledge and foster its effective application for the benefit of the Latinx population.

The Trevor Project 

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.

The Audre Lorde Project

The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.

Loveland Foundation

The Loveland Foundation was established in 2018 by Rachel Cargle in response to her widely successful birthday wish fundraiser, Therapy for Black Women and Girls. Her enthusiastic social media community raised over $250,000, which made it possible for Black women and girls nationally to receive therapy support. Black women and girls deserve access to healing, and that healing will impact generations.