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PARKER BOUNDS JOHNSON FOUNDATION

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Mission

It is the mission of Parker Bounds Johnson Foundation to serve at risk young people and their families through Wilderness therapy programs.

Families in Oregon and Washington who have financial need are eligible to receive support that we are able to provide through generous donations.

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Goals

  1. Provide financial assistance to young people and their families in need who may not otherwise afford wilderness treatment programs.
  2. Provide information to families about available therapeutic programs.
  3. Contribute 20% of all donations to AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)
  4. Create community and support through on-going local events that promote a sense of belonging, a healthful lifestyle and connection to the wilderness.

Why?
Accredited Wilderness therapy programs provide an impactful and rapid first step for our at-risk young people struggling with addiction and related emotional challenges. Most parents don’t even know wilderness therapy programs exist, let alone the huge benefit they provide to our children and families. We want all families to know that there is help, and where they can go to get it.
Sadly, research shows, that the risk of suicide in young people is higher when addiction is involved. That is why we direct 20% of funds raised by the Parker Bounds Johnson Foundation to AFSP. AFSP is doing leading-edge work across our nation to prevent suicide.
Finally, our “Wild Hearts” brings our kids together in local adventure, nature and the outdoors, to provide a positive, sober “community” for our kids. An alternative to the old patterns of life left behind prior to treatment or an alternative to current negative patterns.

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If you or someone you care about are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741, or visit www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

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We are a 501(c)3 and State of Oregon registered charity. Thank you for your support!