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Phoenix: Making Mental Health & Healing Accessible

We’re on a mission to make mental health care & trauma healing accessible and available for everyone.

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Campaign Ends on December 31, 2020

Project Description

 

PHOENIX  is a digital community platform that provides immediate access to healing tools and resources to people who need mental health support, trauma survivors and those want to enhance their mental wellness—no matter where they are on their healing journey.

 

 

Now more than ever, people need a way to cope with the many stresses and systematic trauma affecting our mental health—both collectively and on an individual level. Global pandemics, economic crises and racism (just to name a few) are taking their toll on the way we live, eat, shop and work, leading many companies to look for new ways to support the mental health of their workforce.

 

Traditional models of mental health care typically require health insurance as well as in-person visits to a therapist that are scheduled well ahead of time. This type of therapy is certainly valuable, but not always accessible. It also isn’t able to address or support the in-the-moment panic that many people are experiencing. And while some digital platforms offer nearly instant support, it can come at a hefty price tag.

 

 

Trauma lives in the body long after the initial incident or moment(s) of crisis and trauma can be repressed for years only to showcase itself when triggered. Long-term effects of trauma impact everything from social behavior to the body, to the brain. Without consistent and specific trauma-informed healing resources, a person can suffer their entire life leading to a fragmented life.

The current state of the world has us living in cycles of trauma and re-traumatization over and over as rates of abuse and trauma have skyrocketed under COVID19. We want to provide a safe healing community globally, NOW.  

 

 

 

For far too long, trauma healing has been a lifestyle commodity outside the reach of many of the people who need it the most. High-quality trauma-informed healing resources tend to live in spaces of privilege, further widening the divide between whose trauma healing is addressed and the cost & burden of seeking healing is almost always placed on the person needing it most.

 These are not long-term solutions.

 

 

Phoenix is uniquely positioned to meet this moment with a right-sized solution: A digital community led by ambassadors who offer self-guided tools that can be personalized to support each person’s healing experience, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. 

We’re on a mission to make mental health care accessible and available for everyone.

By leveraging existing technology we are able to deliver high quality Virtual Care through digital programming, increased access to mental health care, and a growing community of support & connection.

Like many companies impacted by COVID19, we had to pivot and look for new ways to reach our users. We have decided to Beta the Phoenix Community on Mighty Networks and we want to make access to our community and virtual care FREE for One Year.

 

Your support will help us decrease the barriers to Virtual Care and Community for trauma survivors everywhere by allowing us to make our community memberships free. 

Want to see what we are up to?  Sign up here to join the beta. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have a VISION for change and we believe that belongs in OUR hands at this time. Crowdfunding allows us to raise funds to expand the Phoenix reach NOW, not later on.

Your support will help us decrease the barriers to Virtual Care and Community for trauma survivors everywhere by allowing us to make our community memberships free. 

Want to see what we are up to?  Sign up here to join the beta. 

 

 

 

Melissa Barker, Founder & CEO of Phoenix, is a champion of all things healing. A survivor and one of the 31 that filed a Title IX civi rights suite against UC Berkeley, Melissa understands how hard it is to heal from trauma. Her dream is a world where healing is both accessible and normalized and where mental health care is part of holistic community care.  Melissa believes in Phoenix with her whole being and she is committed to fighting the good fight in changing the way we treat mental health in our society.  Joining her on this journey is a community of self-motivated healers, Phoenix Ambassadors, and a small but mighty team. We truly believe we RISE together. Join us in this healing movement. 

 

 

Your support means everything to us. Thank you for helping us expand our wings. If you are interested in learning more about Phoenix please contact us at hello@iamphoenixproject.com

 

 

The Campaign FAQs

 

 

 

06/03/2020
Monetary Contribution
$20
Erin Dowling
05/02/2020
The OG
$55
katdell
04/14/2020
Monetary Contribution
$10
Kathryn Kosmides
04/14/2020
Phoenix Social Media Shout Out
$10
04/01/2020
The OG
$55
Hannah Smith
03/30/2020
Phoenix Boss Babe Bundle
$175
02/25/2020
The OG
$55
Kate Anderson
01/27/2020
Phoenix Digital Art Download
$25
Jennifer Moreau-Chick
11/11/2019
Phoenix Social Media Shout Out
$10
10/09/2019
Phoenix Digital Art Download
$25
Monetary Contribution

Thank you for helping us spread our Wings. We appreciate you! 

16 Supporters
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10.00 USD
Phoenix Social Media Shout Out

We will give you a shoutout on our Instagram Stories for #PhoenixFriday. Be sure to share your Instagram handle with us so we can tag you in the post! 

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4 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Phoenix Digital Art Download

Art by Kayla Barker (our Founder's daughter) Lucky you! Kayla hand drew this piece as an original for the Phoenix Insta. We'll send it to you as a digital download for your personal collection. 

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5 Supporters
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30.00 USD
Three Phoenix Rising Playlists

Find your Phoenix moments with these three (3) badass and fierce playlists curated on Spotify to take you through the Burn, Ash, and Rise. 

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100.00 USD
Virtual Coffee with Melissa

Melissa is a visionary, an innovator, and a connector. Known for her networking super powers, she loves to meet with fellow Phoenixes. She is also a founding member of the SF Wing and a founding member of the GirlBoss Community. Book an hour of her time for virtual coffee and soundboard your next great idea off her!  (Valued at $250)

3 Supporters
None available
175.00 USD
Phoenix Boss Babe Bundle

In this Phoenix Boss Babe Bundle you will get: the Phoenix digital art print, the three Phoenix Spotify Playlists, a 30- minute virtual call with Melissa, and an exclusive invite to a networking breakfast at The Wing, as hosted by Melissa. 

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300.00 USD
Phoenixes Who Lunch at The Wing!

As seen in Vogue, The Wing is a beautiful co-working space in the heart of San Francisco's financial district. Come join Melissa, our Founder, for a day of co-working (4 hours in total) as well as lunch at The Perch, the Wing's very own cafe. You will also receive a surprise gift bag handpicked by Melissa. *All are welcome!* 

 

 

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0 Supporters
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750.00 USD
Insta Famous Class

Our Insta is a work of Art! Learn how to collage your own Instagram from the FEMALE only creative team of Phoenix. Package includes two webinars and one 15 minute  Q & A session with Melissa. If you are ready to take your Insta game to the next level this package is for you! 

1 Supporter
None available
2,500.00 USD
Rising Angel

You are in our corner and for that, we are eternally grateful! To show our appreciation we will gift you Phoenix Swag and invite you to our private Beta. 

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0 Supporters
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10,000.00 USD
Angel

YOU are part of the magic! To show our appreciation we will gift you all the Phoenix swag, invite you to our private Beta, as well as reach out to see how we can personally thank you for your support. 

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Thank you for helping us spread our Wings. We appreciate you! 

16 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Phoenix Social Media Shout Out

We will give you a shoutout on our Instagram Stories for #PhoenixFriday. Be sure to share your Instagram handle with us so we can tag you in the post! 

7 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Phoenix Digital Art Download

Art by Kayla Barker (our Founder's daughter) Lucky you! Kayla hand drew this piece as an original for the Phoenix Insta. We'll send it to you as a digital download for your personal collection. 

6 Left
5 Supporters
Select this reward
30.00 USD
Three Phoenix Rising Playlists

Find your Phoenix moments with these three (3) badass and fierce playlists curated on Spotify to take you through the Burn, Ash, and Rise. 

10 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Virtual Coffee with Melissa

Melissa is a visionary, an innovator, and a connector. Known for her networking super powers, she loves to meet with fellow Phoenixes. She is also a founding member of the SF Wing and a founding member of the GirlBoss Community. Book an hour of her time for virtual coffee and soundboard your next great idea off her!  (Valued at $250)

3 Supporters
None available
175.00 USD
Phoenix Boss Babe Bundle

In this Phoenix Boss Babe Bundle you will get: the Phoenix digital art print, the three Phoenix Spotify Playlists, a 30- minute virtual call with Melissa, and an exclusive invite to a networking breakfast at The Wing, as hosted by Melissa. 

7 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
300.00 USD
Phoenixes Who Lunch at The Wing!

As seen in Vogue, The Wing is a beautiful co-working space in the heart of San Francisco's financial district. Come join Melissa, our Founder, for a day of co-working (4 hours in total) as well as lunch at The Perch, the Wing's very own cafe. You will also receive a surprise gift bag handpicked by Melissa. *All are welcome!* 

 

 

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
750.00 USD
Insta Famous Class

Our Insta is a work of Art! Learn how to collage your own Instagram from the FEMALE only creative team of Phoenix. Package includes two webinars and one 15 minute  Q & A session with Melissa. If you are ready to take your Insta game to the next level this package is for you! 

1 Supporter
None available
2,500.00 USD
Rising Angel

You are in our corner and for that, we are eternally grateful! To show our appreciation we will gift you Phoenix Swag and invite you to our private Beta. 

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
10,000.00 USD
Angel

YOU are part of the magic! To show our appreciation we will gift you all the Phoenix swag, invite you to our private Beta, as well as reach out to see how we can personally thank you for your support. 

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward