The goal of our partnership with Humans of Fashion Foundation (HOFF) is to improve the mental health and emotional well-being of those who work in the fashion industry – by providing education, information, peer support and clinical care when indicated. Give an Hour will expand our network of providers to focus on those in need within the fashion industry – focusing on NYC first. HOFF will determine the parameters of the population we will serve – those without resources, those who have experienced trauma.Read the Full Press Release
The Goal of the Humans of Fashion Foundation is to address and prevent sexual harassment, assault, abuse and misconduct in the fashion industry. The Humans of Fashion Foundation aims to achieve this by providing a platform to guide those who have experienced this type of abuse and the mental health consequences that often follow. The Foundation will connect those in need with pro-bono and subsidized legal professionals, counselors and support networks.
HOFF is launching a global app to help people in the fashion industry – who have limited resources – by providing mental health education as well as therapy from volunteer professionals. Legal education and aid will also be available through the app.
Take a moment to read Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen’s interview about changing the culture of mental health in the fashion industry – Finally, a Holistic Approach to Combating Mental Health Issues in the Fashion Industry by Brooke Bobb of VOGUE!
Kristina Romanova (Co-founder of HOFF), Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen (Founder and President of Give an Hour), and Antoniette Costa (Co-founder of HOFF) at the partnership launch event with Give an Hour and Humans of Fashion Foundation in NYC on August 29, 2018.