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Our Mission 

The Sarafian Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 social enterprise, is dedicated to the mission of providing no-cost mental health and wellness programs and resources for children and families, equipping them with the resources necessary to live more satisfying and prosperous lives.  


Through leveraged partnerships with schools and community agencies, our programs aim to disrupt the status quo of mental health and wellness in our communities by providing engaging, hands-on, instructional programs to youth, families, and educational partners.   We focus on self-awareness, self-management, social awareness--including digital citizenship and cyberbullying--relationship skills, and responsible decision-making as we build connections to wellness both now and in the future.

Our goal is to help these children grow, heal, and learn to be physically and mentally healthy despite their circumstances, and--in some cases--assist in the efforts to break the cycle of addiction. The Sarafian Foundation provides mental health care education, workshops, grants and/or scholarships, and after school expanded learning programs for all children and their families.

Our motto "ayo," the Armenian word for "yes," embodies the history of the Armenian people's great struggle and eventual success.  Yes, we can rise above. Yes, we can grow. Yes, together, we will thrive.

Let us help you say "ayo!" to prosperity.