Healing Spaces

Healing Justice Foundation*, created by Dr. Joi Lewis, is rooted in Black liberation and works to provide healing to Black people. They host virtual and in-person healing spaces and events, like art, dance, and journaling sessions, sound baths, call-in lines, meditations, journaling, and community events at George Floyd Square, in partnership with other community organizations.

Cultural Wellness Center* is a transformative space offering classes, coaching, consulting, and certifications that help community members develop culturally based solutions. The center’s work is based in moving “from race to culture,” and creating both individual and community healing. Led by Atum Azzahir, the center was started in Minneapolis in 1996.

Wellness Ways is a space to explore physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health. They provide integrative psychotherapy, arts expression, yoga, and meditation, led by Dr. Felicia Washington Sy.

Render Free* is a shared lounge and work space for self-identified Black and Brown women. They host events and feature wellness practitioners of color to support rest and healing.

Black Girl In Om* is a wellness company founded by Lauren Ash that centers the well-being of Black women, offering meditation, healing sessions, and a popular podcast. They’re currently fundraising to bring an apothecary and healing rooms to a physical space in Minneapolis.

Maji ya Chai Land Sanctuary* is an in-progress nature healing space centered on Black, Indigenous and people of color. Founder Rebeka Ndosi, a local Twin Cities healer, is currently fundraising to purchase land near Finland, Minnesota, for the sanctuary.

The Minnesota Healing Justice Network* is a professional community and mutual aid network of educators, clinicians, doulas, midwives, herbalists, bodyworkers, energy healers, therapists, fitness instructors, artists, writers, parents, organizers, and more who identify as IBPOC (Indigenous, Black, or people of color). They help connect IBPOC community members with holistic care, and invite supporters to contribute to their fund for health equity.

The African American Child Wellness Institute* supports the psychological and spiritual liberation of children of African descent and their families by providing culturally specific mental health services and holistic wellness resources within an African-Centered wellness model.

Therapy Resources and Mental Health Care

These practices focus on culturally competent care, are led by Black mental health practitioners or have a number of Black therapists on their teams.

National Mental Health Organizations

The Loveland Foundation* operates a therapy fund to financially assist Black women and girls seeking therapy nationwide.

The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation* works to end mental health stigmas, provides free youth and young adult virtual therapy groups, and provides scholarships for young mental health professionals.

Therapy for Black Girls* connects Black women seeking therapy with culturally competent mental health providers, works to end the stigma around mental health care, and offers a podcast and blog.

Black Mental Health Alliance* has an extensive database of culturally competent and patient-centered mental health professionals, and offers referrals to anyone seeking mental health care.

Black Female Therapists* is a lifestyle and empowerment platform that connects women of color to Black and Brown therapists, and offers weekly wellness classes and a podcast.

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network* is a healing justice organization that helps queer and trans people of color connect through their online directory.

Black Men Heal* helps men of color connect with mental health treatment, psycho-education, and community resources by providing free therapy sessions.

Melanin and Mental Health operates a user-friendly directory that helps members of Black and Latinx/Hispanic communities connect with culturally competent mental health clinicians.

The Steve Fund* provides mental health resources and programming to students and young people of color.

BEAM is a national training, movement building and grant making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness and liberation of Black and marginalized communities.

Other Resources