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Partnering with Boris L. Henson Foundation and Kate Spade New York to Make an Impact

Updated: Jun 5

"With a shared goal of destigmatizing the mental health conversation in the Black community, The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation and kate spade new york launch a multi-year initiative, beginning at Alabama State University this spring."

If you follow SICBS on social media you may have already celebrated this exciting news with us. As of April 4/14, the. Boris L. Henson Foundation has teamed up with kate spade new york to create more accessible mental health resources for women and girls. We could not be more proud to build for a cause with so much purpose.

The launch of the She Care Wellness Pods is officially open at Alabama State University this Spring. The multi-year initiative aims to reach over 25,000 Black women on HBCU campuses, and the ribbon cutting this weekend was nothing short of a success!

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This program is the first of it's kind and was initiated by actor, filmmaker and founder of The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, Taraji P. Henson, and Tracie Jade Jenkins, Executive Director of The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation.

In partnership with trusted community resources, the program will offer a range of services, including:

  • Free mental health virtual and in-person therapy sessions for women students experiencing an exacerbation of stress, anxiety and depression.

  • Hangout spaces will provide psychoeducation sessions that allow students to connect with peers and mental wellness professionals to address students' specific challenges.

  • Self-regulatory practices including yoga, meditation, art, sound and dance therapy, all provided by certified practitioners.

  • Workshops and seminars on a variety of student requested topics.

  • Rest pods for silence and respite, to reset from daily stressors.

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