Our 1% Pledge
The Affirmative Couch, LLC believes in assisting nonprofits that support LGBTQIA+, consensual non-monogamous and/or kink mental health. We have taken the 1% Pledge to donate 1% in the form of our profits, services and products to organizations that support mental health needs in sexual, gender, and relationship expansive communities.
Pledge of Profits
Regularly, we pick a different nonprofit to support in order to increase the visibility of the wide range of organizations doing amazing work! This quarter is BEAM. BEAM is a collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities. BEAM envisions a world where there are no barriers to Black healing. Support their work with a donation.
Previously, we also donated to Trans Lifeline. Trans Lifeline is an international trans-led organization providing community and direct support services to trans people in the United States and Canada. Their peer-support Hotline is the only one of its kind; all of their operators are trans-identified, which means that any trans or questioning person in crisis or experiencing suicidality can call and talk to someone who shares a piece of their lived experience. Their Microgrants program provides low-barrier grants to trans people for legal name changes, updated IDs, and specialized support for transgender people who are undocumented or incarcerated. Learn more at their website, and support their work with a donation.
Pledge of Products
- Supporting Psychotherapists in Non-Profits The Affirmative Couch, LLC understands that working at a nonprofit usually means that there are fewer funds within the organization, and salaries are often not as high as working for a for-profit or in private practice. The Affirmative Couch, LLC will offer discounted prices to psychotherapists working in nonprofits that specialize in working with sexual, gender, and relationship expansive communities to ensure that all their mental health staff have competence in working with these communities. For more information about this discount, please contact us.
- Supporting Non-Profits The Affirmative Couch, LLC appreciates that advertising budgets for nonprofits that are providing services to the LGBTQIA+, consensually nonmonogamous, or kink communities often may not be particularly large. However, it is important for community members to learn about services that are available for their communities. The Affirmative Couch, LLC offers discounted advertising for nonprofit organizations that support sexual, gender, and relationship expansive communities. For more information about this discount, please contact us.