After nine years hanging our shingle out as Seattle Therapy Alliance, our a little operation with a big heart has a brand new name: MEND Seattle.
We love MEND Seattle, because our mission is embedded into our name. To MEND means to grow back together, to repair, to restore, to make whole. We all have parts of us that need repair, that long to be whole. And we all need healing spaces to do that work. That’s why we’re here.
We believe that growth on the individual and personal level brings about change in families, communities, and to the fabric of the city. We believe that as we grow stronger, more wholehearted, and clear-minded - together, we can change the world.
If there was ever a historical or political moment that calls for every single one of us to show up in our lives with humility and courage, in a collective effort toward justice, this is it.
At MEND, we’re here for it. In the long-term, weekly work we do, we hold space for the struggle and the breakthroughs, for discerning when to resist and when to be resilient, and for permission to rest. And we’re doing the work in our own lives, too.
We believe that a key to healing our wounded world lies in supporting women,
who are disproportionately affected by physical, sexual, and domestic abuse, economic instability, and the weight of single parenting.
Think about it: 70% of the people who live in poverty in the United States are women and children.
And, while women represent 50 percent of the world population, they perform nearly two-thirds of all the working hours, receive only one-tenth of the world income and own less than 1 percent of world property.
There are very few places where women will get a break.
This is one way we can help.