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CONTENTS:

Societal Breakdowns
Vision
Mission
Values
About us
Links: Our Community Partners
Advisory Board
Donor Angels
Volunteer Staff
Contact us









SOCIETAL BREAKDOWNS:


1. Suicide Epidemic:

An American veteran commits suicide
every 80 minutes;
30,000 total suicides each year.
1


Medicated Military:
 
"One-third of our deployed troops take psychiatric medications and one-third of the active-duty soldiers who committed suicide in 2009 were taking psychiatric medications at the time."2








2. 
Congress Warned In 2010:

Violence & Suicide Caused by Antidepressants:

"A causal relationship between antidepressants and suicide...a considerable risk in giving these drugs to heavily armed young men and women."3 








3. FDA Warning: Suicidality Caused By Mood Stabilizers

2008 FDA Warning:

"Known risks" of mood stabilizers are "anxiety, agitation, hostility, mania and hypomania" which "may be precursors to emerging suicidality."
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3. Canine Holocaust:

Approximately 4 million dogs are euthanized each

year
in U.S.
municipal shelters for non-medical reasons

one every 8 seconds!5







3. Epidemic of Drug-Induced Mental Illness:


1 In 4 Americans Have Been Diagnosed With Depression

And Have Been Prescribed Brain-Disabling, Addictive 

Psychiatric Medications6



Long-term use of psychiatric medications causes
 
CBI: Cognitive Brain Impairment.6








4. Lives Cut Short

Long-term consumers of psychiatric medications

DIE 25-32 YEARS YOUNGER

than the general poplulation.7








VISION:


Zero Kill by 2025 - providing jobs for dogs 

facing deathrow!





Mental healthcare reform:

A dog-cocktail rather than a drug-cocktail 

for long-term treatment for mental illness!









MISSION:



Rescue dogs facing deathrow!




Train Calm-Assertive Leaders: 

Learning to master the skills necessary to rehabilitate &

train Service Dogs simultaneously develops

mastery of the four domains of Social Intelligence:

1) Self-Awareness (Insight)

2) Self-Management (Emotional balance)

3) Empathy (Awareness of the feelings of others)

4) Relationship Management (Creating positive feelings
in others)






Provide free job-skills training to disenfranchised

community members, as well as to any civic-minded

citizen, teaching them to rehabilitate, train & groom

dogs, partnering with educational institutions & trade

associations to offer job-placement assistance

and professional certificates, such as: Pet Care

Technician, Companion Animal Hygienist, Canine

Behaviorist, Canine Groomer, etc., following Sister

Pauline's proven Prison Pet Partnership Program model,

which has been incorporated in Washington State and

20 other states to successfuly train & place thousands

of Service Dogs.) 


At-risk teens;

Incarcerated felons;

People designated "SMI" (Serious Mental Illness);

Unemployed or Homeless Americans

People recovering from alcoholism & drug addiction

Any civic-minded citizen can benefit from calm-assertive-

leadership-skill training, such as:

Veterans

Seniors

Students, etc.





Give dogs jobs!: 

Mobility-Assist;

Medical-Response;


Medical-Alert; 

 & Psychiatric Service Dogs!




Place free service dogs to anyone who qualifies under

the Americans with Disabilities Act!












VALUES:


Critical Thinking & Imagination

Authenticity & Accountability

Insight, Emotional Balance, Empathy & Resonant Leadership

Nonjudgement & Intolerance of Intolerance

Reciprocal Altruism & Social Virtue, not Relativism









ABOUT US:


We are a not-for-profit foundation, based in Phoenix, AZ,

in the process of applying for Federal 501c(3) status. 






 





LINKS: OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS



The Tides Foundation

The Arizona Community Foundation

Animal Kinship Ministry

The Empty Bowl Food Pantry

Arizona Labrador & Giant Breed Rescue

Lucky Dog Rescue

Sister Pauline's Prison Pet Partnership Program

Arizona Dog Sports

ActiveDogs.com














OUR ADVISORY BOARD:

David Ligon
Gordon Lewis, JD
Gary L. Stuart, JD
Tosh Stuart, MBA
Kara Lewis, MD
Elizabeth Valenti, PhD
Katherine Thatcher
Lee Charles Kelly
Jonathan Grant, DVM
Rozanne de Campos, JD
Mary Neuling, CPA
Jacque Rambo, JD
James Melikian











DONOR ANGELS:


Gary & Kathleen Stuart

Shelley Gibson

Dianne Willis

Layne Kizler, Owner:
Travel Hounds USA Dog Sports Store &
Arizona Dog Sports

Cynthia Thomas









OUR VOLUNTEER STAFF:


Gary Smola, Development Executive
Shelley Gibson, Development Director
Diana Shelnutt, Development Manager
Danielle Rossman, Creative Director
Maureen Colson, Volunteer
Tera Dominguez, Volunteer
Kara Dunn, Volunteer
Kara Cushman, Volunteer
Lynn Drewniany, Volunteer
Dianne Willis, Volunteer











CONTACT US:

Gregory L. Stuart,
Founder / Executive Director /
Acting Tides Foundation Project Director


Phone: 623-398-9892

Email:
gregorystuart@pawsfound.orgorg

Home Office:
Suite 1217, The Vistas
4114 E. Union Hills Drive
Phoenix, Arizona 85050

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