Self-Care Wellness Pods

What We Offer

“One of the barriers to asking for and receiving support for the Black community is equitable access. Transportation, lack of insurance, time, and trust are a few reasons our community suffers in silence. Wellness pods will offer a viable solution for these challenges.” – Tracie Jade Jenkins, Executive Director, Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation

Creating Accessible Safe Spaces for Connection and Healing

These supportive gatherings address common topics within our community, fostering guided conversations that encourage active listening and the sharing of experiences. Curated for all age groups and genders, these Hangouts provide a safe space to discuss and learn from one another, led by select therapists in our Resource Guide. Come join us and be part of the transformative conversations we facilitate.

A Sanctuary for Self-Empowerment and Well-being

Our Wellness Pods are more than just spaces; they are deliberate havens for self-empowerment and well-being. Housed within repurposed shipping containers, these structures are thoughtfully designed to promote mental wellness. From soothing color palettes to container gardens filled with calming lavender and invigorating eucalyptus, every element is curated to provide immersive somatic experiences of joy.

Inclusive Community, Empowering Everyone

We are committed to fostering a gender-inclusive community that nurtures the mental well-being of all its members. Through the Wellness Pods and their programming, we aspire to create an environment where everyone feels valued and supported.

Comprehensive Programming for Your Well-being

Our Wellness Pods offer an array of programming to cater to diverse needs:

• Mental Health Support: Free virtual and in-person therapy sessions are available to individuals facing increased stress, anxiety, and depression.
• Psychoeducation Hangouts: Engaging sessions that facilitate connections between individuals and mental health professionals, addressing specific challenges.
• Self-Regulation Practices: Certified practitioners lead yoga, meditation, art, sound therapy, and dance therapy sessions, promoting holistic well-being.
• Interactive Workshops: Explore a variety of requested topics through workshops and seminars.
• Rest Pods: Find solace and rejuvenation in our quiet rest pods, perfect for resetting from daily stressors.
• Container Garden: Immerse yourself in plant therapy, fostering somatic experiences through our calming container gardens.

Spring 2023 - 2024: Unveiling on HBCU Campuses

Our first SERIES of installments will launch on HBCU campuses across the country from Spring 2023 - 2024.

Want to Get Involved?

We understand that meaningful change is a collective effort. If you're passionate about supporting mental wellness and promoting a stronger, more connected Black community, there are several ways you can contribute:

  • Donate:

    Your financial support can make a significant impact. Every donation, regardless of its size, goes towards establishing and sustaining the Self-Care Wellness Pods, ensuring that crucial mental health resources remain accessible to those who need them most.

  • Sponsor a Pod:

    By sponsoring a Wellness Pod, you directly contribute to the creation of a safe and nurturing space for individuals seeking mental wellness support. Your sponsorship not only enhances the physical environment but also provides a tangible symbol of your commitment to community well-being.

  • Support Free Mental Health Services:

    Our mission includes offering free mental health services to individuals experiencing stress, anxiety, and depression. By supporting these services, you help remove barriers and provide much-needed support to those in need.

  • Spread Awareness:

    Share the message of the Boris L. Henson Self-Care Wellness Pods within your networks. By raising awareness about our initiative, you help create a ripple effect of support and understanding for mental wellness in the Black community.

  • Collaborate:

    If you represent an organization, institution, or business aligned with our mission, consider collaborating with us. Together, we can expand our reach and make an even greater impact. Contact us today to learn how you can become a part of this transformative journey. Join us in shaping a future where mental wellness is accessible, embraced, and celebrated within the Black community.