Chica Project

Chica Project’s "Estoy Aqui" (I Am Here): Strengthening the Mental Health of Latinx and Other Young Women of Color

Chica Project works to destigmatize and decolonize mental health through a social-emotional program for young women of color.

CATEGORY: Strengthening Partner Capacity
LOCATION: Quincy, MA
AMOUNT: $40,000
YEAR AWARDED: 2022
WEBSITE: https://www.chicaproject.org/


Helping Students Deal with Mental Health Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the growing mental health crisis for too many young people. Even before the pandemic, depression, anxiety, and suicidality rates were sharply rising among teens in America. In 2019, rates of adolescents reporting a major depressive episode were up 60 percent from about ten years prior.[1] Articles appear in the media … Continued