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,

The Roots application has reopened!
In these turbulent times, financial support for mental health services is more important than ever, and we're proud to support all students on the road to good mental health. We're planning to hold an online fundraiser in fall 2020 to build up the grant program. If you'd like to contribute now, we invite you to make a sustaining or one-time donation below. No gift is too small! When all of us come together and give what we can, we can do amazing things.

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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Total Dollars Granted To Date
Grants Awarded

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.