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.
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.
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 providing “kokoro no keaa” resources that will help build and bring out the natural resilience of the children and their families in Tohoku.
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).
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.
"5 of us climbed Mt.Fuji this weekend and we wanted to bring awareness to Apricot Children. We reached out to many people on Facebook and hopefully in a a small way we can highlight your greater cause. What ever donation we receive we will transfer it to the account given on website this week.