It is a true honor and privilege to have been a recipient of the 2019 Letters to Strangers Mental Health Changemakers Scholarship. This award will go towards academic expenses associated with pursuing a Master’s in Social Work Program within a top-ranked, Ivy League academic institution. My intent is to work towards affecting change in access to quality mental health care for Latinx communities. I will be undertaking an internship with an amazing community program that works towards providing mental health services to the immigrant and underserved Latinx communities in Philadelphia, and this award will be beneficial in my effort to focus my time solely on my academic responsibilities and my work with this organization. Once again, I'm deeply grateful for this award and I look forward to representing the Letters to Strangers organization
What Adorrie Says:
I'm so grateful to have won. I have been struggling with my mental health for four years and I'm so glad that my story was touching [and] chosen. I will use the money for therapy and also hospital costs.