For four decades the goals of Fortunate Blessings Foundation (FBF) have been aligned with an emerging integration toward wholeness and connection in the service of individuals, communities and the planet. While the Foundation's initiatives vary widely, they are founded on the conviction that what we commonly experience as "inner" and "outer" worlds are really one. Disharmony, fragmentation and malaise appear widespread creating ripples of suffering that impact us psychologically, environmentally, socially and spiritually.
FBF’s programs and services are in the field of body-mind approaches to stress, distress and trauma relief, issues focused on social justice and women’s and children’s rights, personal transformation and sustainable ecological practices. Our unprecedented times of disease, poverty, climate change, political and economic refugees increase the pressures of constant uncertainty and stress. More than ever, FBF’s programs are needed and being requested.
We are all in this together. FBF currently has two initiatives being funded. Your generosity will favorably impact many lives.
There are many ways you can support us - for example, through a gift of stock, or airline miles, or credit card points, or volunteer efforts. Interested? Contact Us and we'll make it easy for you.
Second Response is an initiative of Fortunate Blessings Foundation,
a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a Guidestar Gold Participant.
SECOND RESPONSE – Virtual PLAYshops
Faced with a global health emergency, funds are sought to offer virtual programs to help children feel safe, loved and resilient. FBF has reinvented itself to deliver our specialized techniques while respecting all of the necessary health precautions and protocols. This “reboot” has already begun with teachers, caregivers, volunteers and Medical Reserve Corps staff who serve sheltered children and others in dire need of support. They are learning to conduct virtual PLAYshops that reach more parents and caregivers as a result. Please participate in this outreach effort.
THE NACHAN PROJECT – in Uganda
Led by Second Response faculty member, Gina de la Chesnaye, The Nachan Project serves the women and children of the slums of Katwe and Kisenyi of Uganda's capital city, Kampala, by teaching them mind-body practices to stabilize their nervous systems, build and maintain mental, emotional and physical health along with general well-being compromised by past and current traumatic events. Food and psycho-social support are provided during group meetings. Trainings are conducted for street counselors, social workers, trauma therapists, and humanitarian aid workers to share trauma-informed, mind-body practices with the vulnerable populations they serve, and to aid in their own self-care. The Nachan Project promotes the ability to move beyond surviving into thriving.