David Lynch Foundation Los Angeles

Healing Trauma, Growing Resilience

Since the launch of its first program in Los Angeles five years ago, the David Lynch Foundation has expanded rapidly in the city:

  • The initiative has brought TM to 1,400 children and adults since 2009.
  • In 2015, it will nearly double that number – reaching an additional 1,000 children and adults throughout the city.

Program highlights

video Removing barriers to learning for inner-city students

video Combatting the epidemic of
post-traumatic stress among veterans

video Helping people successfully
transition from homelessness

Outcomes include

  • 98% decrease in suspensions, 21% increase in high school graduation rate, and increased attendance in LA schools
  • Decreased anger, anxiety and depression and reduced substance abuse in the chronically homeless
  • 40-55% reduction in symptoms of PTS and depress in military vets
  • Greater resilience and improved quality of life in abused women and children

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