Boris Henson Foundation Inc
The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation’s vision is to eradicate the stigma around mental health issues in the African American community. The organization was founded in 2018, committed to changing the perception of mental illness in the African American community by encouraging those who suffer with this debilitating illness to get the help they need. One in five Americans suffer from mental illness. African Americans are the least likely population to seek treatment.
Through their partnerships, the foundation will ensure cultural competency in caring for African Americans who struggle with mental illness by providing scholarships to African American students who seek a career in the mental health field; offer mental health services and programs to young people in urban schools; and combat recidivism within the prison system.