From our work in locked mental health facilities and community based mental health programs we have noticed a gap in services. We have laws that require "community integration" and yet we lack community programs to encourage individuals with disabilities to interact with people without disabilities in a fun and safe environment. We can all benefit from becoming friends with our neighbors and using our strengths to build healthier communities.
Advocacy Thru FAM is on a mission to become an innovative community organization that provides mindful and inclusive events to meet the diverse needs of San Diego County, with a focus on North County.
We are currently working on articles of incorporation, and getting a virtual office address to get a business bank account to meet the requirements to apply for non-profit status.
Contact us if you are interested in becoming the Advocacy Thru FAM Secretary, Treasurer or a board member.
In the near future...
Our goal is to obtain 501(c)(3) non-profit status by 2020 so we can qualify for the non-profit rates to rent Escondido venues for our events.
We strive set to plan a FAM Festival at Kit Carson Park Amphitheater and Skate Park in Fall 2020.
We also hope to start fundraising in 2020 to develop our programs related to creating our botanical gardens, setting up our community kitchen and promoting ethnic and culture awareness through art and music events.
In the meantime, we continue to collaborate with local non-profits and small businesses to brainstorm long-term solutions for the social justice issues that affect us all.