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Whole Mind Symphony

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Whole Mind Symphony is a newly established nonprofit whose mission is to provide support services so those with severe mental illness so they can thrive and regain entry into the communities in which they live. We are mothers who have sons with severe mental illness and who wish to end the cycling through the psychiatric hospitals, crisis centers, and jails by addressing the physical environment, diet, and socialization needed while using music as a unifying vehicle in homes where they can heal together. This is an opportunity to use your expertise to help manage the funds the cause for the many young adults who have found themselves battling an illness that leaves them on the outskirts of life. You can help change that trajectory! Thank you for considering to offer us your precious gift of time and know how!

Anna Penido and Cheryl Perkins

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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.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Strategic Planning
  • Reporting & Dashboards
  • Accounting
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Financial Service Assistance

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Whatever you can donate!

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