Mightier Wonderfund Access Card Partnership

Mightier Partners with the Wonderfund to Make Digital Mental Health Options More Accessible to Foster Children

By becoming a Wonderfund Partner, Mightier’s digital mental health solutions are available to DCF foster families throughout the state for a special rate

August 11, 2022 – Boston, MA – Mightier and the Wonderfund have partnered to bring accessible mental health options to DCF foster children. Mightier has signed on to become a Wonderfund Access Card Partner, offering six free months of their digital mental health service, which supports emotional regulation in youth, to Wonderfund Access Card Holders with a purchase of a six-month subscription to their platform.

The Wonderfund is a non-profit 501c3 organization that serves more than 50,000 children involved with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families. They provide emergency resources in times of trauma, and enrichment opportunities to help children build confidence and resiliency. The Wonderfund also provides an “Access Card” to every DCF foster family through the state, and invites partners in the community to offer free and discounted services to foster families when they use their Access Card.

Mightier is a video game app that supports children as they teach themselves emotional regulation through gameplay. Designed for children aged 6–12, playing Mightier three times per week in 15-minute increments is clinically proven to reduce outbursts, oppositional behavior and alleviate some family stress.

“Mightier is a fantastic addition to our community of Wonderfund Access Card partners,” said Lauren Baker, the First Lady of Massachusetts and Vice Chair of the Wonderfund. “Mightier offers a self-guided and engaging option for kids to focus on mental and emotional health with impressive results. The children we serve have experienced so much trauma and stress; we are proud to be able to give them access tools like Mightier to support their mental health and give them the best chance at a brighter future.”

Rollout of Mightier’s services to Wonderfund participants began in June 2022. Wonderfund Access Card Holders should visit https://wonderfundma.org/access-card to enroll.

“Access to comprehensive mental healthcare is crucial for anyone who needs it but especially for children whose lives have been impacted by trauma,” said Craig Lund, CEO of Mightier. “Although Mightier is not a replacement for therapy, we are grateful for the opportunity to provide additional support to bridge the gap in the continuum of care for children in need of mental health services in our home state of Massachusetts.”

Mightier is a gameplay–based mental healthcare solution that helps children learn emotional resilience and confidence. Developed out of Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, the Mightier team is comprised of clinicians, designers, developers, researchers and gamers alike. Mightier uses the power of screentime for good by teaching children to regulate their emotions through video games that allow them to visualize their feelings in real time. Since its launch in 2018, Mightier has helped over 50,000 families with children who struggle with anxiety, tantrums and anger, as well as clinical diagnoses. Learn more at mightier.com or find Mightier on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

The Wonderfund is a private nonprofit, 501(c)3 serving kids engaged with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families. It provides comfort and dignity to 50,000 children who have been impacted by abuse and neglect. The Wonderfund’s services include providing emergency aid, enrichment opportunities, everyday essentials such as toiletries and school supplies, access to cultural experiences across the Commonwealth, holiday gifts and more! We believe that every child deserves to experience the wonder of being a kid.

Media Contact: Carly Dickler for Mightier, [email protected]

Contact: Colleen Walsh, The Wonderfund, [email protected]