Founded in 2022
Since our inception, we've achieved several key milestones that reflect our commitment to making a positive impact:
April 2023: We hosted a "Mental Wellness Live Show" during East TX Giving Day at Enochs Coffee. This full-day event delved into crucial topics surrounding mental health in professionalism, healing through the arts, and more.
July 2023: Our "Laughing to Heal" comedy show, held in partnership with the United Way, embraced mental health awareness. Notably, we collaborated with the UTTyler School of Medicine to ensure the success of this event.
October 2023: We had the privilege of attending the Peace of Mind conference organized by Mosaic Counseling. Our active participation in events like these showcases our dedication to providing valuable resources to attendees and the broader community, fostering successful community awareness and engagement.
These milestones represent our ongoing commitment to advocacy and support, helping to bridge the gap for minorities facing disadvantages. We invite you to join us in making a meaningful impact on the lives of those who need it most.
SocialWorx Advocacy Group is a public charity, exempt under IRS Code 501 (c) 3.
Contributions are deductible under IRS section 170. We are also qualified to receive tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts under Sections 2055, 2106, or 2522.
Mission: To provide advocacy for minorities to overcome the disadvantages they face through representation and cultural competency.
Vision: We envision a world in which we always advocate for those who face disadvantages.
We are culturally educated and trained in providing our community with culturally competent advocacy assistance.
In the near future we will be recruiting volunteers to help our community; opportunities range from events, to advocacy.
Equity & Inclusion
Board Chairman and President
Executive Director & Founder
From an early age, Sammantha Megaw has been driven by a profound passion for advocacy, particularly in the realm of mental health.
Background: Sammantha's academic journey laid the foundation for her unwavering commitment to advocacy. Armed with a Bachelor's degree in Human Services and a certification in nonprofit management, she embarked on a mission to make a difference in the lives of those who have been historically marginalized.
Founding Story & Overcoming Challenges: Sammantha's journey is deeply personal. From a young age, she grappled with the harsh realities of mental illness. It began with the suppression of her mother's depression, which eventually led to her mother's institutionalization when Sammantha was just 14 years old. A decade later, her own struggles with life's overwhelming demands, including juggling undergraduate studies, parenthood, marriage, and the loss of multiple father figures, led her to her own institutional stay. These experiences have given her unique insights into the importance of mental health advocacy, even in the face of stigma within her own communities, from her upbringing in a Black household to her journey within the LGBT community.
Personal Values: Two guiding principles have seen Sammantha through life's toughest moments: "She believed she could, so she did," and "Nevertheless, she persevered." These words encapsulate her personal resilience and commitment to making a positive impact on the world.
Contact Information: For inquiries or collaboration, you can reach out to Sammantha Megaw at Sammantha@SWAdvocacy.org.