I have a BIG idea to meet a BIG need in my community. I foresee waves of influence radiating from its success. The $7,000 I am seeking now is to seed an effort to raise significantly more from philanthropic donors. I will be doing analysis, planning and initial donor soliciting for a "children at risk" residential therapy center in my community of Bryan/College Station, Texas. I need funds for research and plan development for this preliminary effort toward a beautiful goal.
Here is the abbreviated story behind my idea. I have had an out of the norm experience raising my children. It is not unique, just out of the norm. My children were exposed to some major trauma in their early childhood. I have recently learned how such trauma inhibits the normal development of children's ability to learn self-regulation- that is learn to analyze their stress rationally and react in ways that solve problems instead of in ways that create deeper problems. I have learned that there are very effective therapies for trauma induced developmental issues that manifest as depression, anger, violence, drug abuse and more.
I plan to gather a group of people who see the value of this idea to fund, plan and build a "child in crisis" live-in therapy center in my community that will serve to meet personal needs which will relieve local social problems so that we can all find new ways to thrive in our community.
This $7,000 will provide me with resources which I will use by the end of April 2020 to research and build out the plan and create a fund raising presentation to pitch to generous local individuals.