THE MUSTARD TREE
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Support people in extreme need
Our promise that your giving is doing what it’s supposed to – changing lives.
We go to the extent of meeting the actual people that the nonprofits serve. Yes, they sometimes live in remote villages, but that doesn’t stop us because we take our promise to bring you trustworthy options very seriously.
“I realize that school can help me achieve my goals and improve my life.”
Sam Philip, Program Alumna, United States
We invest in FIVE key areas
In order to live active, integrated, productive lives, many people with disabilities require supports and services. For decades in the United States disabled people were not able to get these needed services in their own home and community. Government funded programs, particularly Medicaid, have a bias toward funding institutional services instead of Home and Community-Based Services. The Mustard Tree is working to end this institutional bias.
The Mustard Tree has been at the forefront of advocacy struggles in New York and across the US to expand and improve the provision of long term care services in the most integrated setting. Advocating for and monitoring the implementation of such services are core to The Mustard Tree’s mission of integration, independence and civil rights.
Founded in 2019, The Mustard Tree is a nonprofit organization that helps at-risk infants, children, youth, and families achieve their potential. We protect abused or neglected infants and children, strengthen families, and strive for stable, permanent, and loving homes. The Mustard Tree gives parents the knowledge they need to help their children and themselves long after our active services have ended.
As we look to the future, there are many challenges. The safety net for older adults—one with flaws—is facing imminent threats. Our nation’s expenditures on Medicare and Medicaid (essential programs for the elderly) are “over the top.” We have recently heard that Social Security must change—a potential threat to generations ahead. As we see changes to respond to these problems—the system becomes even more difficult to understand. The Mustard Tree is there for older adults to help them understand and navigate this ever more difficult system of services, and to help make a system that is more responsive to the needs of those who use it.
Thanks to our supporters, The Mustard Tree provide food, care and education for more than 2,000 children in seven countries. These children are among the most marginalized and vulnerable. Our Villages – also referred to as Boystowns and Girlstowns – provide our children with a fully accredited in-house education program and vocational training. In India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Nepal, Bhutan, The Mustard Tree also runs medical clinics and hospitals where they care for the poor.
To date, The Mustard Tree has helped 2,000 children and their families break free from a life of poverty.
Having a disability shouldn’t mean being excluded. Over 1 billion people around the world have some form of disability — many of them children. Whether affected by disease, land mines, or other injuries, children with disabilities in developing countries often find themselves isolated, lonely, and with little hope.
You can help these kids reach for their God-given potential — equipping them to attend school, play with others, participate in their communities and in decisions that affect them, get specialized resources and care, and feel fully supported.