The “Healing Voices'' project is a unique new idea to address a critical gap in the farmworker organizing ecosystem – focusing on healing personal and community trauma as a needed step in increasing power for farmworkers to be drivers of change.
Supported by funding from The Workers Lab Innovation Fund and the Collective Future Fund, Justice for Migrant Women worked in partnership with the National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Association (NMSHSA), the Eva Longoria Foundation (ELF) and Latinx Therapy to pilot this first-of-its-kind mental health initiative for farmworkers. The work will support the holistic healing of some of the 2.5 to 3 million US farmworkers who have experienced decades of traumatizing working conditions, economic insecurity and vulnerability, all of which were exacerbated by COVID-19.
“Healing Voices” brings together farmworkers in virtual support groups to heal, build agency, and mobilize workers, while ensuring ease of access and their physical safety.
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