Release Trauma Emergency Fund  

Founded by Taraji P. Henson, The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation’s mission is to eradicate the stigma around mental health in the Black community, in hopes that people will seek out the help they need. 

 In response to these extraordinary times of social injustice and unrest, over the years, BLHF developed an emergency fund to provide free mental health care for individuals affected by vicarious trauma in the African American community.


1000 Champions x $10 - Help Us Provide Mental Health Hangouts for Youth beginning JANUARY 2023! 

As 2023 Kicks Off, we want to take a moment to thank you for being on the journey with us as we work to provide joy for the Black community. We are reaching out to you with a challenge and counting on you to make this goal before the end of the year! We are on a mission to raise $10,000 to provide Hangouts for our youth. Integrated Wellness Hangouts provide easy conversations about mental wellness through yoga, meditation, and psychoeducation sessions. If 1,000 people give a tax-deductible donation of $10, we can get there for our youth as they head back to school in the New Year!


Help us fortify our mission to advance mental health wellness services and reduce mental health stigma in the Black Community in the following ways:

  • BLHF’s Mental Wellness Support Program offers five (5) free mental health therapy sessions for individuals and families experiencing life-changing events and everyday struggles and those experiencing an exacerbation of stress, anxiety, depression, and/or hopelessness.

  • BLHF Youth Hangouts are led by culturally competent mental health professionals, and our Integrated Wellness Hangouts provide easy, accessible segues to conversations about mental wellness through yoga, meditation, and psychoeducation sessions.

  • Black Men Joy. There are currently 1,000 Black men on the BLHF’s waitlist for free mental health services. In late August of 2022, an old social media post from November 2020 was mistakenly 'reshared' by an integrated wellness influencer, announcing that the BLHF was providing free therapy for all Black men. We received more than 1,000 applicants in less than 48 hours. We are determined to honor these brave men on their journey to healing. Link to our plan - Black Men Joy Over Everything.

As we celebrate the New Year with gratitude and joy, we urge you to join us in Ushering In A New Tradition of Care For The Black Community. Please share with your family, friends, and networks. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT & CHOOSE JOY OVER EVERYTHING!


This fundraiser supports

BLHF Mental Wellness Support Program (MWSP)

BLHF Release Trauma Emergency Fund

BLHF Youth Hangouts

BLHF Call to Action Black Men Joy Over Everything Wait List

BLHF Greatest Need