Amplify Healing is a non-profit foundation who’s mission is three folds: reduce the cost of mental health and addiction treatment for young people ages 13-28 by providing Treatment Grants to approved treatment programs in the US, provide Interest Grants to cultivate learning in an area of interest such as: music education, vocational school etc of young adults ages 18-28 who have successfully completed treatment in order to support and inspire them to lead a healthy and sober life, and finally, to provide Innovation Grants to therapist and educators, on an annual basis, who are creating more effective modalities of treatment and education which aid in the long term recovery of young people who suffer from mental illness and addiction. Our overall desire is to amplify the healing of young people in our nation who are suffering greatly from the impact of mental illness and addiction. We believe that together we will amplify healing.
It’s important for designers to know our story begins with tragedy and tremendous loss. Rayce Rudeen, a son, brother, cousin, nephew, grandson, friend and civil servant passed away June of 2016 from an accidental overdose of heroine at the young age of 26. The pain of his tragic death spread far and wide. His family’s grief was intensified by the fact that the manner in which Rayce died did not reflect the life he lived.
Those who were lucky enough to know Rayce will never forget the light in his eyes and the smile on his face. His tender-heart led him to put others before himself. 26 years of Ryace was not enough for his family or the world. Even In this family’s time of sorrow, they choose the path of redemption; to create a foundation with a mission that is infused with the spirit of Racye’s life. Amplify Healing, The Rayce Rudeen Foundation was created to to continue Rayce’s life work. Amplify Healing proudly carries forward his heart’s desire to encourage people towards healing and knowing they are cared for. Just as Rayce came along side people in their need, So will we. This generous man was often found giving to those in need; giving away his last dollar without a second thought of his own need.
Like too many, Rayce could not heal his own suffering. However, from his life we will continue to honor his love and commitment to serve others through Amplify Healing.
Our target audience is: Young people and their families applying for grants, treatment programs and providers who will partner with us, and finally DONORS who will help fund our efforts.