The Pro Bono Counseling Project stands with our community in mourning and anger over the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many other Black people.
We are committed to serving those who would not otherwise have access to mental health care.
Dignity and respect are embedded in our values, and these times demand that we add our voice to those standing up against systemic racism, police brutality, and injustice: We proclaim that Black Lives Matter.
We will work against racism in any form within our organization. We remain determined to serve all those who are embarking on the work of therapy and recognize the toll that systemic racism and injustice take on the mental health of our communities and partners.
We acknowledge that this work is a continual process, and we invite you to share and participate with us– please, contact us if there are gaps we have overlooked, and suggestions for ways that we can improve.
Silence means complicity in the face of oppression. So much of the work that we do, in concert with extraordinary volunteer clinicians, is help people find their voice and exert the authority they need to overcome years of personal and systemic oppression. We will do no less.
“In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” –Martin Luther King Jr.
–The Board of Directors and Executive Director of the Pro Bono Counseling Project
We invite you to join with us in supporting Black-led organizations that address Black Mental Health, and we lift up the Black Mental Health Alliance as a Baltimore-based organization to support.
Psych Hub has created a list of resources on Black Mental Health that we invite you to explore: