APRICOT

is a nonprofit fund supporting the ongoing efforts of Japan’s mental health professionals working directly in the Tohoku Region to provide counseling relief services for children and their families who have been affected by the triple disasters. Our mission is to raise awareness and funding so these children and their families can receive the long-term mental health care they will need to ensure Tohoku recovers.

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What We Hope to Accomplish

APRICOT is a nonprofit project which has been created through Tokyo Counseling Services. APRICOT hopes to actualize long term ‘advocacy and support’ for the children of Tohoku by becoming a “tank” of resources of all kinds for mental health professionals and initiatives providing assistance to the children of Tohoku and their families.

In time, our goal is for APRICOT to develop and sustain itself through fundraising initiatives, social events, and voluntary donations (whether of time, skills or financially). We need all the practical help from people in many fields of expertise beyond our usual realm, to make APRICOT happen so that we as a community can contribute to provide “kokoro no keaa” resources that will help build and bring out the natural resilience of the children and their families in Tohoku.

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Make a Donation for the Children of Tohoku

As we approach the festive season, APRICOT (NPO法人) is happy to announce its first donation campaign. Between now and the end of January we aim to raise $100,000 to help in our mission to support the ongoing efforts of Japan’s mental health professionals working directly in the Tohoku Region to provide counseling relief services for children and their families still suffering as a result of the triple disasters (earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown) of March 2011.

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