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ORGANIZATION: Whole Mind Symphony

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We need one person who is good at social media to create a crowdfunding page and who can be in charge of making updates on that page as we move through our fundraising campaign. We need to raise funds so that 5 young men can move into a home and experience the Whole Mind Symphony program. All ideas are welcome. We need someone good with numbers and finances to help us create a fundraising plan, set financial and fundraising goals. We need someone who likes to do research and write, to go over the list of foundations and select the ones that will be most enthusiastic about our mission. And we need to reach out to celebrities, famous musicians who might feel touched and willing to donate as individuals as well!
We also need someone to coordinate all the correspondence, and write personal thank you letters to the donors. If you have experience great, but if you are just enthusiastic and willing to learn, that is great too! We have room for all people. Please get in touch! We guarantee that your work will be greatly appreciated, and you will love being part of an environment of joy and friendship. Thank you!

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About Whole Mind Symphony

Location:

4065 McLaughlin Ave apt 6, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90066, US

Mission Statement

We envision that people with chronic serious mental health issues can experience a meaningful life when they are living in the safe, beautiful environment of a long-term supportive home with same age range peers with common interests and diagnosis in the schizophrenia spectrum. A true home is the solution for homelessness. Music is at the center of our program for its brain healing qualities as well as promoting bonding and socialization. Just like a symphony is created through many musical instruments, harmony in the mind requires the recognition of each person’s uniqueness. Therefore we provide a therapeutic community with a lively positive social and learning atmosphere, supported by nutritional psychiatry, innovative therapies and treatments, recreational activities, vocational training, family and community integration so each resident can feel whole again. We envision this innovative model being replicated and multiplied all over the US helping families finally feel at peace.

Description

The founders are Moms of young men with schizophrenia who had enough seeing their sons cycling through hospitals, jails, locked facilities and unsafe board & cares. They belong to the Mother Advocates for the SMI who wrote the Failure & Solutions Report about the Mental Health System and have presented it to the LA County Board of Supervisors. They teamed up to create the change now and prove it is possible. Anna's background as a filmmaker led her into investigating all holistic treatments that help mental illness. She lectured for 2 years on how Nutrition has played a fundamental role in the recovery of her oldest son, and how cooking and gardening is a crucial stabilizing factor of his life. Cheryl has 20 years as an educator, and is the owner of a licensed home for the developmental disable. They have consulted with successful housing models such as the Lighthouse Project in Arizona, which started with one home in 2016 and today has 13 homes. In their team is also Sanjeet Sihota, a Social Worker graduate from UCLA, owner of PeerCoach which works in collaboration with the top UCLA psychiatrists on psychosocial rehabilitation. He is also a certified LEAP trainer and a member of Dr Amador's faculty, and a featured speaker for NAMI throughout California.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Arts & Culture, Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Website Project Management
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • We are starting on January 2022. It will take 3 months to organize this fundraising, so I hope you can stay for that length but weekly hours are flexible. We hope to distribute the work among 5 people and create a passionate team!

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