The punk DIY ethos is the spirit behind the organization. We are here to amplify the voices of the unheard. Born of the loss of two members of Deep Ellum's hometown heroes, Spector 45, the foundation works to provide full circle support for anyone struggling with their mental health. In our world, what we can't buy, we'll make. What we can't find, we'll create. When a community can't get the support or services its members need, we'll come together to provide it.
It is estimated that we have helped over 4,000 individuals in our community have access to FREE mental health support! With Texas being last in the nation for access to mental health resources, it is crucial our organization exists. Donations are so important as they allow us to provide quality care to those that do not have access to the resources they need.
Foundation 45 offers multiple weekly general support groups through a program called Interlude45. We also offer monthly art therapy, focus groups such as our Women of Color support group, Remix Recovery, This is for Jordan: Our Substance Use Group and our LGBTQIA+ group. All our support groups are led by masters level LPCs, and are completely free to attend for Texas residents aged 18+. For more information on our services, visit www.foundation45.org
Foundation 45 is at a crucial stage in our organization's growth. We have established regular services in the community and broad support among local businesses and neighbors, but it is time to expand. Foundation 45 would like to expand its free group sessions beyond Deep Ellum and into the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Money will be used to fund expansion of additional groups, expanding not only our reach in the community, but our ability to provide regular services for those who need them. Foundation 45 will use this money to establish locations for the sessions, as well as pay our licensed counselors to supervise the groups.
Foundation 45 would also like to use these funds to hold more art therapy events in the neighborhood. Currently, art therapy sessions are held roughly once a month, but with funding from the donations, the organization hopes expand these sessions to occur weekly. The art therapy workshops allow Foundation 45 to not only continue breaking the stigma of mental health in the community, but allows the organization to bring the benefits of art to artists and non-artists a like.
Finally, Foundation 45 would like to launch our online and In- Person workshops to focus on subjects such as depression, anxiety attacks, finding the right counselor, etc. We would also like to launch in person workshops for the community such as creating alcohol free drinks, music therapy and yoga.