OUR PROGRAMS

Program Goals

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Our goals are to maintain adequate funding and community support for ALL to benefit from the following programs and services:

   1. Address That! Handling You

   2. BMD Health And The Arts: Stimulant Project

   3. “Serve Another Somewhere” Campaign

We also offer positive, enlightening, and uplifting artistic programs and services. These are inclusion activities that welcome the public to join and participate in. These services exist for the furtherance of our purpose and have supported our fundraising efforts since day one. Music and Visual Arts continue to serve as a supportive tool for our educational and awareness purposes; providing stimulants to minimize disharmony and barriers which allows ALL to gather and function collectively.

Address That! Handling You

This program utilizes and implements the Person-Centered Therapy method which is based on a nondirective, empathetic, and compassionate approach that empowers and motivates individuals to “recognize and utilize their own inner capacity and desire for growth and change” through “self-actualization”.

According to the Person-Centered Therapy model, it is scientifically proven that the need to understand and enhance our own lives and the lives of others is naturally the core of us all. This core need highly drives us and effects our thoughts, decisions, behaviors, and can be identified through dedicated self-actualization.

The purpose of this program is to minimize personal stigmas of Behavioral, Mental, and Developmental illnesses by igniting open discussions of overlooked personal problems within ourselves which can lead to our own BMD Health illnesses and can impose negative effects on our lives, the lives of others, and our communities.

The goal of this program is to heighten BMD Health Awareness through Self Awareness using Person-Centered educational discussions to evoke the acknowledgement of realization and fulfillment of one’s talents, gifts, and potential; especially as an existing drive or need in everyone for human (humanity) enhancement.

We also educate and serve individuals who may suffer with, or are affected by behavioral, mental, and developmental illnesses as well as those who interact with these individuals within the prisons, shelters, workplace, schools, senior/youth facilities, businesses, etc. We will provide every individual a chance to learn about self-awareness with the goal of minimizing the possibility of being placed in institutions.

Grown.Folks.Business, Inc. will educate the public on “Person-Centered Therapy” and how it strengthens self-awareness by providing 1 courtesy 30 minute service to individuals (one on one), families, and/or groups per initial request, for the sake of addressing immediate self-awareness needs. Any requested services thereafter, will come from sponsorships and/or available funds derived from fundraising. After initial courtesy service, additional provided services will require donations and or sponsorship. Workshops, community events, exhibits, and other fundraisers will be implemented to support this endeavor.

BMD Health and The Arts: Stimulant Project

Grown.Folks.Business, Inc. strongly believes that anyone can benefit from BMD Heath Awareness: Self Awareness educational services; more so if and when they are merged with the therapeutic effects of music and visual arts. This program is how we will implement innovative and artistic therapeutic methods into our purpose. At various scheduled periods, our awareness education services will be partnered with artistic services to stimulate community participation and cooperation. Community and group inclusion artistic projects will serve as stimulants within this program such as:

   a. BMD Health and The Arts Program and Exhibits

   b. “Arts as A Stimulant” Projects

   c. “Paint by Numbers”: Environment Beautification Mural

   d. Instrumental Music, Live Performances, Poetry/Spoken Word Events

According to multiple health databases, The Arts serve as an effective means to counterattack the shortcomings of traditional behavioral, mental, and developmental therapy and treatment within the health sector. Arts and entertainment is currently proven to have effective and positive results within the health industry. In addition, engaging in artistic activities, as an observer or creator, enhances moods, emotions, psychological states and relieves stress.

“Grown Folks Business” artistic services are used in a variety of ways to heal, increase understanding of oneself and others, develop capacities for self-reflection, reduce symptoms, and alter behaviors and thinking patterns with positive outcomes.

To further the accomplishments of our organization’s goals, we collect donations and raise funding to accommodate the needs of our provided services and programs to ensure accessibility. Many individuals and entities work with our organization and donate minimal fees for our programs and services ranging from $50 to $200. We request additional donations and funding to support the demand and need for our services.  However, if there is an immediate need for our programs and services, we will continue to utilize our own funding until more donations become available.

We advertise and encourage ongoing donations through inexpensive fundraisers. We raise money and gain donors through distribution of logo inscribed t-shirts, hats, jackets, pens, keychains, other merchandise, and artistic works for donations. Merchandise and artistic works will be available online and at BMD Health events and functions. Accepted donations for our merchandise is currently $1 to $35. Artistic works and services are available through auctions, donations, and exchange of services.  We will be consistently advertising through our website and with the support and partnerships of expos, meet and greets, magazines, and various businesses.

“Serve Another Somewhere” Campaign

Grown.Folks.Business, Inc. continues to spread the value of daily commitment to “self and social enhancement” by teaching and sponsoring ethical and effective positive therapeutic actions to self and others, which will also improve our environments. The goal of this program is to launch a viral philanthropic movement of initiative to serve and support others within various communities to enhance and improve our society.

As an organization, we are always visible and active within communities; providing direct communicative and educational support on behalf of those individuals who may be avoided, overlooked, and stigmatized.

The main purpose of this program is to challenge the acknowledgement that all humans, no matter the illness or status, should be treated as we seek for ourselves and those who we love to be treated. Grown.Folks.Business, Inc. strives for this campaign to be consistent and effective because there is a dire need for humanity to be aware that BMD illnesses can affect anyone at any time throughout our lives.

This campaign allows many to contribute to and participate in positive and supportive impacts within their environments, communities, their lives, and the lives of others; especially the lives of those who are directly effected by BMD Health illnesses.

The 3 main goals we seek to accomplish throughout this campaign are:

   a. To manifest awareness of self value, self-worth, self-respect, and self-confidence

   b. To restore diminished or lost faith in humanity

   c. To restore empathy and compassion one to another

We will not, in any way, attempt to influence anyone directly from our own perspective, but it is our goal to encourage people to refer to our organization for our services to prevent differences in treatment of one to another.

This program will fund itself through community participation in addition to receiving support through our fundraising, sponsors, and other donations. This campaign is a daily commitment to humanity.

This campaign and other services takes place in California, with qualified connections in New York, Illinois, and Indiana.  As this charitable organization grows, Grown.Folks.Business, Inc. will continue to enhance and support ALL communities across the nation. Each program will vary depending upon the demands and needs of our organization’s time and will take place at provided available locations.