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ABOUT US

A world where physical, mental and emotional health are met. 

VISION

To support the physical, mental and emotional health of individuals and families.

MISSION

We are a non religious 501(c)3 nonprofit organization empowering, inspiring and supporting individuals and families through our three programs: Mindfulness Education, Nourished Bellies and Community Outreach. Our work has helped individual and families in the United States, Brazil, Haiti, Mozambique and Malawi.

HOW WE DO IT

Mindfulness Education Facilitation and Sponsorship Program

  • Mindfulness

  • Relaxation Techniques (Coping Strategies)

  • Emotional Intelligence (Understanding One’s Feelings)

  • Social Skills 

  • Self-awareness

Nourished Bellies

  • Food Baskets 

  • Infant Formula and Care

  • Medication 

Community based outreach.

  • Artesian well, house and school construction 

  • Scholarships and school supplies grant

  • Therapy funding

  • Toy distribution 

  • Self-realization

  • Critical Thinking

  • Self-responsibility

  • Community Building

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Since 2010, 
Faith in Children has been supporting individuals with basic needs in the United States, Brazil, and Africa.  

WHO ARE WE?

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Raquel D. Murray

Founder and President

Raquel Murray is a mother of five, wife, mindfulness and family constellation facilitator, speaker, and founder of Faith in Children, a nonprofit organization founded in 2010 that has been serving national and international communities with basic needs.

"I grew up in Recife, Brazil in a single parent home, where I experienced first hand socioeconomic difficulties. However, even with all the challenges, I received all the love and support, which helped me flourish as an individual. Therefore, my dream has always been to pass it forward, supporting individuals (and their inner child) to live and feel better. So many people have faith in me, specially my mom and family. I dedicate the name of the nonprofit to them. If they have Faith in me, I will always have Faith in Children."

Education and Training:

  • Master of Arts - International Affairs - Socioeconomic Development, New School University - 2013.

  • Bachelor of Arts - Double major: Political Science and Sociology, Hunter College - 2009.

  • Certification in Mindfulness Practices Education K-12, Mindful Schools - 2018.

  • Training in Family Constellation and Inherited Family Trauma with Mark Wolynn, Family Constellation Institute - 2020.

  • RYT 500hr Yoga Teacher Training and Yin Yoga Teacher Training in progress, Yoga Renew - 2020 -Present.

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Vanessa Godoy

Board Secretary

Vanessa Godoy is an artist, educator and therapist. She has a BA in Theatre at CAL-Conservator of Arts - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her studies include literature, children development education and ThetaHealing®️Technique.

“I had volunteered for Faith In Children years before I was invited to be part of the Board of Directors and fell in love with the work that Faith In Children does, embracing the needs of families in many communities in the world.”

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Michelle Silva

Treasurer

Michelle Silva joined Faith In Children’s board of directors in 2017 as the treasurer. She comes to the position with over 18 years of accounting experience. Not only is Michelle a board member but also volunteers in the Mindfulness Education Facilitation Program (MEFSP).

 

“One day I was invited by Raquel Murray to see the program up close. I immediately felt a strong connection with the program and learned how powerful mindfulness education could be in teaching children yoga, games and meditation in dealing with their feelings and emotion…That moment was a call for me to be part of Faith in Children. Helping children one program at a time.”