Our intention, in producing this film was to inspire an active movement towards a trauma-informed society, a society where:
- We recognize the prevalence of trauma among all of us
- We learn to notice and feel the trauma symptoms in ourselves
- We acknowledge that whenever we have an emotional reaction, an old wound is being triggered
- We understand the imprint of trauma on our behaviors and its impact on our relationships
- We recognize the pain in others and understand how that pain might be driving their behavior
- We see the real person underneath the behavior and the trauma
- We support connection and compassion as the foundations of safety
- We know that the experience of safety is the beginning of healing
- We understand that all trauma is intergenerational
Below are the organizations featured in the film. Please join us in supporting their important work.
Compassion Prison Project
Compassion Prison Project is a grassroots 501(c)(3) non-profit organization made of people gathering together with a common bond and vision…. to create a more compassionate world. Our team consists of a core organizing team, paid staff, volunteers, a growing Board of Directors and powerful partnerships with people who are currently or formerly incarcerated. CPP values every donation, no amount is too small. Your contribution directly funds CPP’s projects and operations which support our mission to transform prisons and communities through compassionate action. All donations are tax deductible.
The Chrysalis Society
Chrysalis Society operates three addiction recovery homes for women in the Vancouver area. All of the women rely on income assistance & many are homeless when they arrive at our homes. Since 1988, Chrysalis Society has supported over two thousand women to overcome chemical dependency and transition to empowered, self-sustainable lives. For many women who have graduated from our programs, reunification with children and/or renewed relationships with family and community have become actual realities.
Downtown Streets Team
Downtown Streets Team is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to ending homelessness by restoring the dignity and rebuilding the lives of unhoused men and women.
Founded in 2005, Downtown Streets Team is now beautifying thirteen Bay Area communities: Palo Alto, San Jose, Sunnyvale, San Rafael, Novato, Hayward, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Sacramento, West Sacramento, Oakland, Berkeley, and Modesto, with more on the way. We now serve over 750 unhoused men and women a year with almost 50 staff members and growing. Our goal is to end homelessness in our lifetime: one community at a time.