Connected in Community opened in the summer of 2020 at the height of the pandemic and our country’s reckoning with the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Recognizing the collective grief and emotional pain of current events, Founder, Charla Yearwood wanted to create a space where the community could wrestle with the emotions that come from the realities of our society.
What makes Connected in Community special, and unlike other therapy practices, is that it is built to provide a safe and comfortable environment for Black, Queer, and otherwise marginalized people of Indiana to grieve, celebrate, and heal despite the discrimination they face every day. The staff uses a blend of traditional psychotherapy informed by Critical Race Theory, Feminism, Abolition, and other liberation centered ideas to guide their work.
At Connected in Community, Black Lives Matter, Trans Lives Matter, and Women’s Rights are Human Rights.