Our goal is to provide you with support and information to help you along your journey. Whether for you, a relative, friend, or dear neighbor we are here for you.

WHAT WE DO

Social Butterflies was founded by lupus survivor, Chastity Corbett.  It is a grassroots organization dedicated to helping those battling with Lupus and Fibromyalgia, as well as their families and caregivers.

Our mission is to provide direct assistance, education, support services, and encouragement to empower and uplift those living with lupus and/or fibromyalgia in an effort to help them and their families face the challenges of these debilitating illnesses that receive little to no attention yet devastate so many lives.

What We Do

Social Butterflies objectives are:

  1. To provide support groups, educational resources, emergency financial assistance, scholarships, advocacy, and support research while raising awareness for illnesses that receive little to no attention yet threaten so many lives.
  2. To host educational activities and programs to raise awareness for lupus and fibromyalgia.
  3. To host events to raise funds to be used to provide financial assistance, guidance, and support to those who suffer from lupus and fibromyalgia.
  4. To support other non-profit organizations that further study, research, and aid individuals that suffer from lupus and fibromyalgia.

It is our vision that no one living with lupus or fibromyalgia will have to endure the challenges of these life-threatening illnesses alone. We envision Lupus and Fibromyalgia survivors uniting so their voices and needs will be heard to receive the support needed. They will no longer have to hide behind their masks, but instead, make these invisible illnesses visible for the world to see and understand.

WHAT WE OFFER

Social Butterflies Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to helping lupus and fibromyalgia survivors maintain their independence and get back to doing what they love. Our mission is to help meet unmet needs for medical expenses, financial assistance for medications and basic life necessities, as well as caregiving services. We focus our outreach efforts on underserved groups, such as working-class people impacted by chronic illness who may have regular challenges accessing essential care. We support anyone affected by lupus or fibromyalgia through the challenges of these misunderstood and sometimes devastating illnesses.

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT US

Social Butterflies Foundation was created in the spirit of the butterfly’s transformation. Whether you are emerging from a difficult period in your life or looking to take flight into a new adventure, Social Butterflies can provide a lifeline of support.

Listen to our Founder and CEO Chastity Corbett inspire the masses on the Behind the Scenes in Tidewater podcast.  She goes into detail about her Butterfly story and the catalyst behind starting Social Butterflies Foundation.  A MUST listen!!!  We are so proud and thank you for your tireless dedication.
Chastity Corbett, was honored to be a part of this commercial for Southeastern Virginia Health System. They foster a “No Patient Left Behind” mission. SEVHS will provide services regardless of medical coverage. They have 14 locations throughout the Hampton Roads community that address your medical, dental, and behavioral health concerns. If you need a medical facility to call home, contact Southeastern Virginia Health System.

Introducing the MySocialButterflies Online Store

Show your support for Lupus and Fibromyalgia Survivors and their families by purchasing one (or more) of our support paraphernailia.  Perfect for our Butterfly Walks, support groups, or just running around town.  See our entire collection at mysocialbutterflies.org

2021 Youth Honoree- Te’lani Byron

Children Live with Lupus Too

Each year for the Butterfly Walk for Lupus & Fibro,  Social Butterflies Foundation recognizes a young lupus or fibromyalgia survivor. This year we are proud to present  lupus warrior Te’lani Byron as our 2021 Youth Honoree.

Te’lani is a 17 year old lupus survivor. She is an 11th grader attending Hampton High School. She previously attended Bethel High School. Her favorite subject is art. She’s pursuing a career in cosmetology focusing on skin and hair care. She is considering dermatology thanks to her dermatologist Dr.Annyce Treherne.

Te’lani encourages others fighting lupus to “take time to care for yourself , do your research, and speak up for yourself especially regarding your meds.”

Imagine what it’s like to adjust to the demands of college and cope with a life threatening disease at the same time. That’s the reality for young people battling Lupus and Fibromyalgia – which are three times as likely to affect African American women. Social Butterflies Foundation is very proud to announce that Dominion Energy has joined in the fight to help us provide scholarships for local students battling these debilitating diseases. We humbly thank Dominion Energy for awarding us a $2500 grant towards our scholarship programs to not just help our young survivors fly ..but SOAR! Together we will make these invisible illnesses VISIBLE!
To find out more information about our scholarship program, please email Mr. Shawn O’Keefe, our Scholarship Director, at scholarship@socialbutterfliesfoundation.org.

Congratulations to Our 2021 Chastity R Corbett Scholarship Recipent- Aajahne Newton!

On July 18th, Social Butterflies Foundation was very proud to present our college scholarship to Aajahne Newton. Aajahne is a lupus warrior attended Denbigh High School.  She will be attending Old Dominion University in Norfolk this Fall.  She aspires to be a Physical Therapist.  Join us in wishing her much success in all of her future endeavors. Congratulations Aajahne on receiving the Chastity R. Corbett Scholarship!

We would also like to thank Dominion Energy for their generosity and support of our scholarhip programs. For more information or to make a donation to Social Butterflies Foundation,  please visit www.socialbutterfliesfoundation.org

Help Support Social Butterflies Foundation

by supporting our generous sponsors who graciously donated time and resources to ensure that we can support our communities.

Our mission is to provide direct assistance, education, support services, and encouragement to empower and uplift those living with lupus and/or fibromyalgia in an effort to help them and their families face the challenges of these debilitating illnesses. Together we will make these invisible illnesses visible.

Chastity Corbett

Founder & President

Social Butterflies Foundation is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization. Our tax ID number is 83-2453993