African American Faith-Based Education and Awareness

The goals of this initiative are to educate African American faith communities about mental health, wellness and recovery, and to build on the unique strengths of churches and other faith-based organizations in African American communities to identify and connect congregants with local behavioral resources for treatment and support. An additional goal is to support faith leaders in addressing their own mental wellness.

The Hogg Foundation funded 11 faith-based organizations in Texas to increase awareness and perceptions of mental health, recovery and wellness in African American communities.

First launched in 2014 with $947,000 in grants distributed over three years, in 2017, the foundation added an additional year of funding, totaling $350,000, with a new focus on addressing the mental health impacts of Hurricane Harvey and other disasters.