The Turn-A-Frown-Around Foundation, Inc. (TAFA) is a 501-c3 non-profit organization dedicated to assisting those who have lost hope--especially those who suffer from psychiatric and physical disorders, lovelessness, isolation, and abuse. The foundation is a mission of joy, compassion, and unconditional love. It offers an abundance of attention and creates Forever Friendships for those who are hurting in nursing homes, psychiatric hospitals, group residences, children's homes, or individual shut-ins. It does this by providing an army of caregivers, Forever Friends, who bring love, laughter, and a listening ear, as well as motivational, inspirational, and therapeutic entertainment. The foundation is dedicated to developing hope in those who lack it. Finally, the foundation is a mental health advocacy group. It brings encouragement and draws widespread public awareness to many human conditions on the part of both those who suffer and those who are surrounded by this suffering.