REBECCA LYNN CUTLER LEGACY OF LIFE FOUNDATION

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Emergency & Safety
  • Health & Medicine

Location

PO BOX 616NORTHBROOK, IL 60065 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Rebecca’s Dream, a 501(c)3 foundation with deep roots in our community, is a strong advocate against mental health stigma while educating to build the communities collective capacity for prevention and early intervention of mental illness’. We develop and deliver awareness and educational programming for schools and the community, connect people to mental health services, provide resources through videos, podcasts and RD's website, and recognize mental health leaders to encourage them to carry our mission forward. We aim to provide students, parents and community members with the tools to live a healthy life. Living with a mental illness can be tough, but with helpful guidance and education, positive changes are possible for individuals of all ages, to live a happy, healthy and successful life.

Description

Over the years Rebecca’s Dream is committed to:

  • Educating and providing targeted programming to students and teachers in middle schools, high schools throughout Illinois and universities.
  • Awarding meaningful college scholarships to students that are making a difference in the mental health community. Available to all Illinois high school seniors.
  • Empowering Rebecca’s Dream’s thriving Junior Board and their signature campaign to support students 'Compassion in, Stigma Out’ as well as speak about their personal stories to peers and the community.
  • Speaking as invited mental health advocates to audiences across Illinois.
  • Partnering with organizations such as Chicago singer and songwriter Nikki Lynette’s "Get Out Alive" program, University of Illinois student program, The Art Center of Highland Park, Steppenwolf Theater, Writers Theatre, and Glencoe Family Services to expand our reach with enriched cultural events.

Rebecca’s Dream’s mission is to 'promote awareness and compassionate understanding of depression and bipolar disorder as real diseases.' For more information visit RebeccasDream.org.

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