||The Healing in Community™ approach
becomes respected as a compassionate and highly effective
way to care for children with life-threatening conditions
because of its proven ability to improve quality of life,
lengthen the life span, and ultimately find cures.
||Every child with a life-threatening condition
is enveloped in an integrated, supportive healing community.
||Every family of a child with a life-threatening
condition has access to the information, tools, and resources
to create a healing community around themselves and their
child and feels empowered to do so.
||Healing in Community™ will improve the quality
of life for the child, family and the rest of society by
increasing the benefits, decreasing the suffering, and lowering
the financial and emotional costs.
||The Healing in Community™ approach creates a
responsive, human connection between those involved
in doing research, treatment, education and support, and
families living with the realities of children with life-threatening
||All healthcare and social service providers,
their organizations and institutions embrace and actively
participate in co-creating healing communities around all
children with life-threatening conditions.
||We educate the public about the benefits
of healing communities, so that they develop spontaneously
around all children with life-threatening conditions.
||The Healing in Community™ approach builds bridges
between all healing practices (complementary and traditional
medicine). In this way the collective healing wisdom of humankind
is made accessible to children with life-threatening conditions
and their families.
In order to achieve our goals, we will use certain
strategies based on the core strengths of our organization.
||Doing-and-Learning Approach – Rather
than working with an already-established model, Sophia’s
Garden Foundation (SGF) has been creating a new model. Since
we are charting new territory, we will need to learn as we
go, through our experience in developing and implementing
the model. This means we will need to be a learning organization,
one that is capable of continually building upon our experience.
||Partnerships – Partnerships are
fundamental to our strategy, just as they are integral to
our model of Healing in Community™. We will achieve our goals
by proactively seeking out and developing partnerships that
span traditional boundaries. SGF staff and advisors already
have a proven track record of cultivating successful and
mutually rewarding alliances and partnerships with
both individuals and institutions. We have access to the
resources (both ideas and people) that can help us create
and sustain these partnerships. We will continue to develop
and successfully manage these relationships in order to achieve
||Software Development, Multimedia and Marketing – These
talents are key to our strategy. Our team has strong
proven abilities in all of these areas, and is fostering
the development of other key contributors through our creative