8% of $25,000 goal
Make a financial impact with a donation of $50 Dollars to celebrate 50 Years of the MFP Program – The MFP is in need of your financial support to cover operational costs for the 2023-2024 year. Each year, the MFP operational cost reaches $275,000. Your financial support will help to close the funding gap for the MFP. The FAHS MFP invites you to make a donation.
The MFP Program, a workforce development program that was created to increase the number of culturally competent marriage and family therapist researchers, teachers, and practitioners who will increase mental health and substance abuse services to racial and ethnic minority populations and underrepresented populations. Since 2007, the MFP has awarded 757 Fellowships to doctoral and master’s students who are seeking to become marriage and family therapists who will increase mental health and substance abuse services to historically marginalized populations.
The program needs your financial support through donations as operational costs for the Minority Fellowship Program creates challenges for the program in its effort to provide additional support for Fellows. Your financial support will help to increase the support for programming and provide Fellows with deeper connections on their pathway to success. The Foundation for the Advancement of Human Systems (FAHS) strongly encourages MFP alumni and stakeholders and supports the training and workforce education of additional practitioners, researchers, and teachers.
The MFP engages its alumni to strongly consider supporting the MFP with a finanical donation. As alumni of the MFP program, the MFP calls upon its best examples of the impact in the behavioral health landscape to be contributors to the continued success of the MFP program. The program continues to be a strong arm for the field of MFT in increasing the number of culturally attuned MFTs who champion the cause of increasing support of mental health services to underserved populations. Help stand with the MFP program.
The US Census has projected that the nation will become more ethnically diverse by 2060 (US Census, 2020). With a more diverse population, it is imperative to train therapists who are culturally responsive in seeking to increase mental health and substance use services to underserved populations. The best time to establish a pipeline of practitioners is now. The MFP program aims to reduce health disparities by increasing the pool of talented, culturally competent practitioners, researchers, and teachers dedicated to assisting ethnic minority communities and underserved populations.