President's Discretionary

Hartford International University for Religion and Peace

2022 - $25,000

This funding will support a pilot program designed to address high rates of burnout, fatigue, and depression among Black and Latino pastors. The Health Fellowship will bring together 15 Hartford-area pastors to participate in a yearlong program that will include discussions with trauma experts, clinical psychologists, and Black ministers who are leaders in church healing. Participants will learn to identify mental health disorders and recognize danger signals, as well as learn about resources available to those who need them. They will also study national best practices in church-based mental health services.