Category: United States

Change

In response to our Hurricane Harvey Psychological Trauma Support Project, CNN Impact Your World featured RMF as a list of active non profits working in Houston.

Donate Now

Real Medicine Foundation is collaborating with Dr. Kevin Becker and his team at Organizational Resilience International, who we worked with during our Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in 2005.

RMF believes that disaster survivors are most drawn to, and best served, by the natural supports in their community. Thus, we will also partner with local community members and relevant local institutions. By enlisting…

Read More Return to Top

AmazonSmile

Photo by Texas National Guard

Background

Category 4 Hurricane Harvey hit the coast of Texas on Friday, August 25, 2017. By Wednesday, some areas had received over 47 inches of rain and flooding, and by Thursday, August 31, 2017, the storm had killed at least 44 people and damaged or destroyed 48,700 homes. 350,000 people, many uninsured, have registered for disaster assistance.

Survivors of disasters like Hurricane Harvey include everyone in the community and region, all in the wake of the storm. They are infants and children, adults young and old, partners and…

Read More Return to Top

– Scott Eisen/Getty Images

The Marketplace has featured RMF Founder and CEO Dr. Martina Fuchs in their recent article.

See a small excerpt below. Read the full article on the Marketplace’s website.

"Nonprofits already work very lean, said Martina Fuchs, founder of Real Medicine Foundation, a global humanitarian aid and development organization that works with hundreds of thousands of refugees around the world. There’s not a lot of fat to trim. They plan ahead, she notes, fundraising a year or more out. Typically her organization receives funding from multiple sources, including organizations it…

Read More Return to Top

Ms. Afshan Bhatti, our Research Manager in Pakistan, presented our UNICEF poster on our research on MHM in Pakistan at the 5th Annual MHM Conference that took place in New York on October 26, 2016.

The 5th Virtual Conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in WASH in Schools (WinS) will focus on the voices of girls’ captured globally to guide action and political commitments. This year’s presentations come from a range of countries, including Nepal, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Kyrgyzstan and Kenya! They will highlight examples of directly capturing girls’ voices on MHM barriers and proposed solutions,…

Read More Return to Top

via The Armenian Reporter. PDF version here.

Mediterranean Soiree supports clinic in rural Armenia

by Joe Roos

Published: Sunday July 15, 2012

photo: Some of the soiree participants

The Real Medicine Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization providing humanitarian aid and development all over the world, organized a Mediterranean Soiree June 22 at Alcazar in Encino to benefit the Shinuhayr Clinic in Armenia’s southern Syunik province.

As guests stepped in the door June 22 at Alcazar, the Fine Middle Eastern Cuisine Restaurant, they were greeted by a coordinated web of…

Read More Return to Top

Article about our Athletes for Real Medicine team training for LA Marathon and some of the team members connections to Armenia and our projects there.

Click on link below for full article from Asbarez.com, a daily bilingual newspaper serving the Armenian-American community.

http://asbarez.com/101558/racing-for-real-medicine/

Read More Return to Top

Holiday Party for Kids

Florence Western Medical Center 7301 S. Western Avenue; Los Angeles CA

Yoga 9-10am Reading/crafts 10-11am Party 11am-12pm Volunteer needs 9am-12pm

Read More Return to Top

Holiday Party for Kids

Nuestra Clinica 3004 Whittier Blvd; Boyle Heights, CA 10am-12pm

Holiday Party Volunteer needs

Nuestra Clinica 3004 Whittier Blvd; Boyle Heights, CA 10am-12pm

Read More Return to Top

“Big Sunday” doesn’t even begin to describe the weekend we and our team of volunteers experienced. Our journey with “Big Sunday” began with Patti Callicot. Patti had been a part of the community garden project at Phoenix House in Venice Beach the prior year, and provided us with the introduction to Big Sunday’s founder David Levinson.

When we first met with Carol and Greg from Nuestra Clinica, they had expressed the desire and need for a community outreach program for members of their community in Boyle Heights but the space in the clinic was very limited.

Being…

Read More Return to Top

Affair To Support Organization’s Relief Project in Armenia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

LOS ANGELES (October 24, 2008) – Southern California coffee and chocolate enthusiasts will be gathering at Peet’s Coffee & Tea Leaf in Studio City for a special tasting and pairing event to take place on Thursday, October 30. Aside from great food and drinks, West Valley residents will also be coming out for a good cause, with the Real Medicine Foundation (RMF) chosen as the charity of choice for this year’s event.

Hosted by hospitality professor and…

Read More Return to Top

INTERNATIONAL RELIEF ORGANIZATION HOSTS BENEFIT COCKTAIL PARTY IN WEST HOLLYWOOD ON TUESDAY, JUNE 17

WHAT

The Real Medicine Foundation (RMF) will be hosting a charity event to build awareness and gain support for their new Armenia and Los Angeles relief projects.RMF is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing humanitarian support to people living in disaster, post-war and poverty-stricken areas.

The RMF-Armenia project, led by Nairy Ghazourian, will focus on four components to provide a comprehensive and holistic approach to improving the healthcare system in the region. The project will assist…

Read More Return to Top

Dr. Martina Fuchs, Founder of Real Medicine Foundation

She has traveled the world to assist in humanitarian efforts following natural disasters. Dr. Martina Fuchs, Founder of Real Medicine Foundation, shared her first hand knowledge of what it takes to navigate through the endless red tape involved in gaining access to countries that are often closed to foreigners.

You can view this segment here.

View the transcript here.

Read More Return to Top

ABC’s hit Ugly Betty will be back on the air April 24 – but that doesn’t mean star America Ferrera won’t have time to do her part for charity.

Usmagazine.com can reveal exclusively the Emmy Award-winning actress, 23, has been tapped to host the third annual Hot in Hollywood charity event in LA August 16 to benefit the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Real Medicine, a disaster relief organization.

"I bought a table the first year with friends and had so much fun watching the performances," Ferrera tells Us. "Performing in the second…

Read More Return to Top

Poker Players Invited to Play for Hot Prizes – and a Good Causeat Luxe Hotel in Los Angeles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Los Angeles (October 9, 2007) – Southern California poker players with a desire to improve their community will be gathering at the Luxe Hotel in Los Angeles on Thursday, October 11 for the annual Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament. They’ll be gearing up not only for a hot game of cards, but also for a good cause, with The Real Medicine Foundation chosen as the charity of choice for this…

Read More Return to Top

HOLLYWOOD BEAT: Marci’s Mirror on the Pulse of Tinseltown

A few nights later attended a cocktail party and art auction for Real Medicine Foundation at Lladro Gallery on Rodeo Drive. Founded by Dr. Martina Fuchs, this organization provides assistance for people around the globe during emergency situations. The good doctor was inspired by the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka, and flew to the area to help as many people as she could. She now has a fleet of about 80 people, most of them doctors, based in far-flung countries.

Works by…

Read More Return to Top

In our most recent project, the Real Medicine Foundation has joined in a collaboration with Para Los Ninos (www.paralosninos.org), the largest and most respected child services agency in Los Angeles, to support traumatized and at-risk children. Para Los Ninos has 20 locations throughout Los Angeles County where they serve children of all ages with a wide variety of programs and services. Over the course of the next several months Real Medicine’s Psycho-trauma team will provide training on the impact of trauma in children to Para Los Ninos staff.

PDF…

Read More Return to Top

Unite for Sight, a non-profit dedicated to vision care in the developing world, had its annual conference at Stanford University on April 14-15, 2007. Carly Panchura, Real Medicine’s Special Events Coordinator, attended on behalf of Real Medicine. Speakers from many countries and all over the United States presented talks on their current projects around the world. Some highlights are summarized below:

Microfinance

Brian Lehnen from the Village Enterprise Fund gave a broad overview of microfinance, spoke about his experience in program evaluation for such programs and provided some data on outcomes from his current…

Read More Return to Top

THE GOODELL GROUP

10880 Wilshire Boulevard, First Floor, Westwood, CA 90024

Phone: 310.482.2410

 

Dear friends of Real Medicine,

There are 16,000 homeless children in Los Angeles. The Goodell Group is pleased to announce our partnership with Real Medicine Foundation, supporting their Los Angeles initiative to save homeless, impoverished and abused children. The Goodell Group donates $500 from each transaction to help finance the lifesaving work of Real Medicine Foundation. Please join us and our clients as we…

Read More Return to Top

Real Medicine Foundation

Dr. Kevin Becker received the Humanitarian Service Award 2006 at Foundation’s 1st Anniversary and Fundraiser at the Lladro Gallery in Beverly Hills on Aug. 18, for his work following Hurricane Katrina. He will lead the Foundation projects on Teacher Training on Issues of Psychological Trauma in Children in downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row area.

Westside Chronicle, Sept. 3-9, 2006

Read More Return to Top

Written by DIANA MARTINEZ and RUBY TOVAR

“Most people think only adults are homeless, but there are 16,000 homeless children in Los Angeles. Many of these children still go to school but have to walk through skid row everyday and witness drug transactions and more. So there is trauma coming from all sides. We need to get emotional and psychological support for these kids.” Martina Fuchs

A little more than a year ago, Studio City Pediatrician Martina Fuchs formed theReal Medicine Foundation to aid the victims of…

Read More Return to Top

HELLO TO OUR FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD FROM THE REAL MEDICINE FOUNDATION TEAM!

We decided to start a new monthly tradition: to update you about our work and our successes – both of which would not be possible without your ongoing emotional and financial support. We are excited to share the ripple effects with you. What started out as a promise to a small community in a devastated area in the Indian Ocean at the beginning of 2005, is growing quickly into an international network of "friends helping friends" around the world.

Read More Return to Top

From Los Angeles

Dr. Martina Fuchs and the Psycho Trauma Team of The Real Medicine Foundation will be in Memphis, Tenn., on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 to continue their work to meet and support the emotional needs of the approximately 330 children and their families, displaced through Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, who found a new home in the 29 schools of the Memphis Catholic Diocese, serving pre K through 12th grade.

Psycho Trauma Specialists Dr. Kevin Becker and Dr. Annie Farnsworth will be conducting a seminar for the guidance counselors and educators of the schools, discussing the…

Read More Return to Top

LATEST NEWS from Dr. Martina Fuchs

From Los Angeles

Dr. Martina Fuchs and the Psycho Trauma Team of The Real Medicine Foundation will be in Memphis, Tenn., on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 to continue their work to meet and support the emotional needs of the approximately 330 children and their families, displaced through Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, who found a new home in the 29 schools of the Memphis Catholic Diocese, serving pre K through 12th grade.

Psycho Trauma Specialists Dr. Kevin Becker and Dr. Annie Farnsworth will be…

Read More Return to Top

THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL SUNDAY, October 9, 2005

Storm’s wounds — Katrina evacuees get treatment for physical, emotional damage — Healing for some may be years away,professionals say

 

By Mary Powers powers@commercialappeal.com

Even when she feared she and her family would be killed by Hurricane Katrina or its chaotic aftermath, the New Orleans native didn’t cry. But two weeks after Laura Dauterive fled the city with her teenage sons and elderly father, her nails were bitten to the quick and her blood pressure was so high the…

Read More Return to Top

By Jennifer Chandler

Director of Development for Catholic Schools

In response to the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, the Diocese of Memphis has opened the doors of its Catholic schools to more than 300 students from families displaced by the devastation. In most cases, the schools have waived tuition, offered uniforms, books, food and even shelter.

"We have met the immediate needs of these families by offering the basics of food, clothing and shelter," said Dr. Mary McDonald, Superintendent of Catholic Schools. "But now we must address the emotional and psychological needs…

Read More Return to Top

The following is an article which appeared in the Palisades Post. Also, here is a photo of Jade with a toy she sent to a little girl in Sri Lanka. Following it is a thank you note from the child, as well as two photos of her with the toy in Sri Lanka. 

It is almost impossible to imagine the scene of the tsunami that hit Southeast Asia last December 26. The chaos that unfolded was inconceivable, and the rebuilding projects are still in the beginning stages, seven months later.

After learning…

Read More Return to Top

By NATALIE NELSON

Special to the Palisadian-Post

It is almost impossible to imagine the scene of the tsunami that hit Southeast Asia last December 26. The chaos that unfolded was inconceivable, and the rebuilding projects are still in the beginning stages, seven months later.

After learning about the orphans, the homeless and the unemployed people who were greatly affected by the tsunami, 8-year-old Jade Brenner-Katz knew that she needed to do her part.

"I’m lucky to have a great life and I want to help kids who don’t…

Read More Return to Top