David Lynch Foundation Los Angeles

Healing Trauma, Growing Resilience

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

  • The initiative has brought TM to 7,000 children and adults.
  • In 2020, we 4x the number of LA program partners – reaching an additional 1,000 children and adults throughout the city.

This work is made possible through the generous support of LA Foundations, Compassionate Individuals, and the LA County Department of Mental Health.

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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