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ORGANIZATION: LIFE WITHOUT A FORK

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Background:

Life Without A Fork, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is on a mission to give more life to those with overlooked and invisible disabilities by improving quality of life through the increase of services, awareness, and social support.

With awareness regarding mental health challenges becoming a hot topic in popular culture, depression and similar mental health conditions are often still overlooked and undermined in in our everyday lives.

It is a recurring challenge for many in today's assumed progressing world, to receive from their family, boss, friend, or partner, the validation they desire regarding the many struggles of their mental health, especially for those of socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.

As such, Life Without A Fork has invested in creating a project that connects low-income and ethnic minority individuals to affordable mental health care.

What We Need From You:

We are looking to further fund this program, and reach at least 10 socioeconomically disadvantaged communities, serving over 20,000 individuals with mental health conditions who need affordable care.

We are looking for 8 individuals to share their story with depression, or similar conditions, and therapy, to help us relay the message of the importance surrounding mental health care and support accessibility.

The Process:

  • Following your inquiry to volunteer, we will be reaching out to schedule a virtual recorded interview to be utilize for program campaigning purposes.


We would like to emphasize to the world what toll mental health challenges can take on one's life, and the best way to enlightened others, is to share real stories told by real people like you.


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About LIFE WITHOUT A FORK

Location:

10331 WESTERN AVE APT 62, DOWNEY, CA 90241, US

Mission Statement

Life Without A Fork is a nonprofit determined to give more life to those with overlooked and invisible disabilities by improving quality of life through the increase of services, awareness, and social support.

Description

Life Without A Fork was founded by Vanessa Williams in 2009 initially as a documentary film project to bring awareness to the rare, potentially fatal condition from which she was diagnosed in 2006, idiopathic angioedema. Since then, her efforts have grown to Serve those with overlooked conditions, including mental health, and directs many programs toward youth with the acknowledgment that many mental health concerns and rare or invisible conditions effect a younger demographic.

Life Without A Fork has successfully:

  • Established a network of support systems for those with the rare conditions known as Idiopathic Angioedema, Urticaria, and MCAS

  • Hosted over four years of Swellness Expos

  • Supported the Veteran community through direct donations

  • Supported high school students through direct donations

  • Raised awareness to high school aged students about the importance health and well-being

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Race & Ethnicity
Advocacy & Human Rights, Crisis Support, Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Public Speaking
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Up to 1 hour.
  • Must be comfortable: Being interviewed, sharing personal experiences

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