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Living with Grace Foundation
a nonprofit organization

Living with Grace Foundation's mission and vision are to inspire a paradigm shift in community leadership; to support multiple pathways of recovery through holistic wellness and mindful living; to celebrate diversity while communing in unity; and to assist in the development of peer specialists, mentors and ambassadors through education and training.

The foundation's programs are based on various forms of nonviolent communications and evidence-based, heart-centered programs. Examples include art/music/animal therapy, NVC (nonviolent communication), eCPR, and Motivational Interviewing to name a few.

Founder's Message
 

I have always wanted to make a difference in the world, even when I was a little girl. I must have been about 7 or 8 years old at the time. I remember I called the toll-free number that flashed on our family TV set during the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Weekend Telethon to raise funds for muscular dystrophy. It was easy. The lady behind the voice on the other end of the phone line asked for my name, address, and the amount I wanted to donate. And just like that, I saved a child with muscular dystrophy. I have a feeling that I owe thanks to my parents for fronting the bill.

I'd like to believe that we all want to save the world in some way, shape or form; to leave it just a little better than it was yesterday. What gives me hope today is knowing that deep down inside each of us is a heart with a story to tell. And when those hearts connect with others in their doing and being--in love rather than fear, in kindness instead of obligation-- well then, the evidence would be sure to reveal much contentment and grace.

Even when we think it's all about us, it's really about the well-being of our community--our family. When we continue to close our eyes to the not-so-palatable issues and areas of our city, our home--namely, alcoholism, substance abuse and mental health challenges--we are saying, without words, that we are not worthy of a better place. That our citizens who need our help the most, are not worthy of our love and support. Let us not forget that we are only as strong as the weakest link.


Grace De La Rosa, President & Founder
Living with Grace Foundation, LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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