Together, we will learn ways that our health, faith, and overall well-being intersect. A foundation of our wholeness is mental health, which includes our individual and community-wide mental health. Our work is anchored in the life of faith communities. Faith leaders and faith communities are not only impacted by mental health concerns but have an incredible opportunity to foster compassion and inclusion for all.
Partners in Health and Wholeness is thrilled to announce a new mental health funding opportunity for BIPOC (Black & Brown, Indigenous, People of Color) faith communities.
Thanks to The Duke Endowment, PHW is able to offer this new grant opportunity of $5,000-10,000 for faith communities of color to apply towards COVID-19 mental health efforts. In mid-2022, we plan to award 50 grants in this funding range throughout the entire state. Later this year, there will be an opportunity to apply for a large grant, up to $50,000, to establish or expand a mental health resource hub in your region. This application period for this grant opportunity will be rolling, with quarterly reviews, from May 2022 until May 2023.
Sacred Series Toolkit: Becoming a Trauma-Informed Faith Community: This toolkit will help your faith community consider how trauma impacts the worshipping community with ideas on how to address it. In the toolkit, you will find two video recordings, a discussion guide with a glossary of terms, liturgy, guiding questions, ministry ideas, and resources. Click the button below to visit the toolkit.
Please fill this out on behalf of your faith community, to consider where you may want to begin mental health work.
Check out these blogs to give you ideas about your mental health ministry.