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Resounding Joy Inc. bring the joys of making music to seniors, homeless people, military men and women with traumatic brain injury, and kids who are hospitalized. Music making and enjoyment can ease pain and suffering and enhance learning. Drumming can relieve stress and enrich the community.
Many people in our community are in need of connection and compassion—our volunteers and therapists engage with people at their level of functioning in nurturing settings for maximum benefit to the participant. The diversity of our services is unique: volunteer music-based training, recreational music activities during events, supportive bedside music, music for wellness classes, educational music events, and professional music therapy services.
The Resounding Joy mission is to promote social, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being through music. Resounding Joy uses principles and approaches developed from professional music therapy practice to train non-musician volunteers—Joy Givers—to provide supportive music services to Joy Receivers—adults and children with special needs. Resounding Joy builds partnerships among community-based and faith-based organizations and Joy Receiver referrals from any source.
Since our inception in 2005, Resounding Joy had served more than 45,000 adults and children with special needs.
About Our Volunteers
Resounding Joy calls its trained volunteers Joy Givers. Joy Givers creatively share with others the words of hope, encouragement, and consolation through music making experiences. Joy Giver training is non-musician proof and very supportive in nature. Joy Givers need not be musicians to participate in this creative outreach program. Neither the ability to read written music nor play a musical instrument is a requirement to participate in Joy Giver training. Resounding Joy provides Joy Giver training with the expectation that volunteers who graduate Joy Giver training will utilize the musical tools they learn with Resounding Joy Receivers waiting to receive music-making and supportive music services in one-on-one and in group settings. Joy Giver volunteers can be found throughout San Diego. Resounding Joy also offers a Junior Joy Giver training program for people 15 years of age and younger.
- SOUND MINDS: uses music therapy techniques to encourage the use of music for development and bonding between teen parents and their young children (three years old and below) within California School Age Families Education (Cal-SAFE) high school infant centers. Research has shown that music therapy is successful in promoting listening, cooperative social skills, language development, and motor coordination necessary in a young child's development.
- JOY GIVER/ JOY RECEIVER PROGRAM: Resounding Joy calls its trained volunteers Joy Givers. Joy Givers creatively share with others the gift of music as medicine providing hope, encouragement, and consolation through supportive music making experiences. Resounding Joy has created a volunteer model that allows for anyone to become a Joy Giver emphasizing that volunteers need not be musicians, benefitting those in need of special care, Joy Receivers, within their community.
- MILITARY PROGRAMS: Resounding Joy works directly with returning military service members who are diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury, Alcohol and Drug Addictions, and other psychological and physical ailments related to combat stress and trauma. Current funding for all military programs is provided by the Semper Fi Fund. Resounding Joy is honored to work closely with the military providing music therapy services and promoting supportive musical environments amongst active and retired military members. Listed below are military programs
- HEALING NOTES: In Early 2010, Healing Notes and Resounding Joy merged combining resources in an effort to bring music therapy to children in hospitals across San Diego. The purpose of Resounding Joy's Healing Notes program is to use music therapy as a means to improve the cognitive, physical, psychological and social wellbeing of young children and families facing healthcare issues within hospital settings. Resounding Joy's staff completed the certification process necessary to provide music therapy services in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) and is in the process of connecting with several hospital NICU's throughout San Diego County.
- COMMUNITY OUTREACH: Resounding Joy has fostered the growth of music therapy in San Diego by reaching out into the depths of the community providing joy through the establishment of supportive music environments.
- LIBRARY PROGRAMS: Resounding Joy is working with various organizations across San Diego to provide interactive and educational music programs to children, adults, and seniors inspiring theMusic In You. This unique music for wellness programming can correlate to any and every topic to any and every topic local libraries, museums, homeschool groups, etc. could want!
1. Identify and secure diversified sources of financial support 2. Secure infrastructure including office/clinic space 3. Develop the board of directors 4. Expand core programming 5. Amplify marketing and community partnerships
- Expand Programming with YWCA: The YWCA facilitates a residential program called “Passages” with three separate stages structured to help homeless women integrate back into society. Resounding Joy music therapists use music to facilitate opportunities for self-expression, relaxation and creativity, and to build a sense of community. Annual budget for 52-weeks is $7,769.
- Expand Healing Notes programming: This program provides music therapy services to children at Rady Children’s Hospital in the hematology/oncology units. Once a month, volunteers bring evening recreational music for patients’ families at Ronald McDonald House. They provide instruments, pleasing background music and a safe place for anyone to unwind, relax and play. New funding sources and contracts with local hospitals will enable the board‐certified music therapists to expand the Healing Notes program to reach more children in need.
- Strengthen development and fundraising expertise through support for administrative position, volunteer coordinator, and/or grant writer.
- Improve marketing with website update and production of 3-5 minute video on the program.
- Secure funding for executive director's position.
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