David Lynch Foundation Benefit Evening The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City  •  December 13, 2010 Russell Brand, Clint Eastwood, David Lynch, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Katy Perry, Russell Simmons

Reentry programs for homeless men

According to the National Center on Homelessness and Poverty, as many as 3.5 million people experience homelessness in America. The David Lynch Foundation is working closely with the Doe Fund of New York City to bring meditation to homeless men participating in its one-year, vocational, in-residence reentry program. The men meditate twice a day to help them overcome the addictions, acute stresses, and other problems that drove them to a life of homelessness—and help prepare them for a healthy, productive life.

Reentry programs for homeless menResearch: Reduced physical and mental stress and improved emotional wellbeing.

Awaiting funding: A study with 1,000 homeless men in the Doe Fund’s “Ready, Willing & Able” in-residence program.

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