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Chosen Family Sanctuary

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Environment, Mental Health, Mental Health Treatment, Religion, Religion-Related

Mission: About Chosen Family Sanctuary is a church that was created by Spiritual Director, Reverend Giovanni Trimble (JS Very) on October 31. 2021. Chosen Family Sanctuary is organized in accordance with the California Nonprofit Corporation Act, as amended. The organization has not been formed for the making of any profit, or personal financial gain. The assets and income of the organization shall not be distributable to, or benefit the trustees, directors, or officers or other individuals. Chosen Family Sanctuary is currently in the process of obtaining tax-exempt status. Vision: To create a religious and spiritual community wherein each member's unique intersection of identities are celebrated and valued. ​ Mission: To provide donation-based psychotherapy, spiritually-based services, religious ceremonies, rituals, and events for folx who seek culturally humble and gender affirming spiritual, religious, and energy-based healing.

Results: Values We care for all beings We do no harm We respect each other's differences We prioritize equity and access for all We center the needs and voices of those who are the most marginalized We desire to become more deeply connected to each other, with nature, with our communities, with animals, and to our spiritual and religious beliefs We aim to reduce the negative impact we have on the environment We empower those who have been disempowered We do not impose our beliefs onto others or use coercive persuasion We allow everyone to have the autonomy to self-define We​ promote body positivity We do not judge each other's lifestyles We respect each other's pronouns We promote the human right to have equal access to quality food, housing, and healthcare We are committed to abolishing racism and white supremacy We are committed to prison abolition We believe in applying restorative justice and transformative justice to repair harm We are committed to de-stigmatizing mental health and physical health disabilities We are committed to advocating for land rights and water rights for indigenous folx We empower our member's to make decisions based on their own self-interest rather than on the interest of the group or its leaders. We do not isolate or alienate each other​ Beliefs ​ We believe that no one is dispensable We believe that we are all connected We believe in finding the magic in the mundane We believe in creating our own independent rituals and practices \We believe in developing our higher selves We believe it is important to connect more deeply to each other We believe it is important to connect more deeply with nature, with our communities We believe in developing our intuition We believe in maintaining a connection with our ancestors We believe in honoring indigenous wisdom We believe that connecting to plants and animals benefits our spiritual development We believe that nature is sacred and should be honored and protected We believe in using our powers for good

Target demographics: LGBTQ+ folx and sparkly non-conformists

Geographic areas served: Los Angeles County and remotely in California

Programs: Remote spiritually-based Psychotherapy services, chaplaincy, ministry, spiritual coaching, spiritually based art therapy groups, community outreach, weddings, religious services, meditation groups.

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