Mental health access for all

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Acacia Roots strives to provide mental health access to all college and university students, regardless of financial circumstances.
Hello Acacia Community,

As everyone adapts to the ongoing global crisis, we recognize the increased importance of Acacia Roots funding for students who cannot afford mental health services. When the crisis first hit, we had to pause all new applications and give our administrative staff time to handle insurance concerns, client questions, and schedule changes. Now that things have somewhat settled in a "new normal," we're working on opening the program back up. As we work through this process, know that we're thinking of you, planning for you, and committed to supporting as many students as we possibly can.

We'll update this page as we have new information to share with you all. Thank you and take good care!

x Andrea Deuring, Director of Roots

The Problem

“I currently need help for emotional or mental health problems such as feeling sad, blue, anxious or nervous.”

23% strongly agree

23% agree

44% indicated that emotional or mental difficulties have hurt their academic performance 3 or more days out of the last 4 weeks.

Students identified the following barriers to accessing professional mental health services:

  • Financial reasons
  • Not enough time
  • Not sure where to go
  • Difficulty finding an available appointment

2018-2019 Healthy Minds Study Data Report

62,171 Individuals Responded. Explore the study here.

Our Solution

Acacia Roots provides grants to help low-income students cover insurance co-payments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other financial barriers that prevent them from accessing much-needed services.

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Support Acacia Roots

There are various ways in which you can support our mission to provide low-income students with access to mental health!

Contributions to Acacia Roots go into a separate Acacia bank account that is reserved exclusively for providing grants to low-income students. All of the administrative costs associated with running the program are picked up by Acacia as a part of our overall business expenses. As a result, 100% of the contributions you make to Acacia Roots go to providing grants that allow low-income students to gain access to mental health services.

Donate to Students!
Your donation to Acacia Roots creates opportunity for students who are deeply invested in their own health and well-being.

Subscribe to monthly donations or do a one-time donation!

Additionally, you can donate by Paypal, credit/debit, Venmo @AcaciaROOTS, or by check/cash at your local Acacia office!

Engage with Us!
Your partnership and commitment to Acacia Roots supports growth, health, and hope for all students, regardless of financial status. Found out how you can help our communities!

Apply for a Grant

Interested in becoming an Acacia Roots Fund grant recipient?

Great! Fill out our application using the link below. You’ll be ask to provide supporting documents with the application.

Grants are awarded subject to fund availability.