Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
The SIMS Foundation provides access and financial support for mental health and addiction recovery services to Austin musicians and their families.
The SIMS Foundation provides access and financial support for mental health and addiction recovery services to Austin musicians and their families. Each year SIMS connects hundreds of musicians with counseling, psychiatric, and addiction treatment services that include:
Short and long-term individual, family, and band counseling;
Psychiatric evaluations and ongoing medication management;
Medically supervised detoxification;
Intensive residential and outpatient treatment;
Continued care at sober living facilities;
Recovery-focused counseling by addiction recovery specialists.
Over the last 19 years, the SIMS Foundation has built a network of specialized treatment with over 60 vetted providers and partner organizations like Seton Mind Institute, Austin Recovery, and Hickory Wind Ranch. SIMS licensed clinical staff provide the best possible care for musicians through careful case management and by working closely with providers, many of whom have worked with SIMS for over ten years.
Our impact is measured in countless healthy relationships, strong coping skills for stress, recovery from alcohol and drug addictions, tools to tackle depression and other serious mental health conditions, and creative and productive relationships with band mates.