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Free Minds, Inc. 

Also Known As: Free Minds, Inc.

4017 Ocean Drive 
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
http://www.freeminds.org/

Mission and Programs

Mission

We are people from across the world standing up for humanity and human rights. We expose spiritual abuse from high control religious groups, particularly Jehovah's Witnesses, whatever their claims to higher authority may be. Our purpose is educate the public about such movements, provide an online support network where everyone is welcome to contribute and to enable a safe non-judgmental place for people to find healing and comfort and the community of their fellows. We are a global online network with independence from government, corporate, national and organised religious interests. We invite you to join our online community - to take action and to stop high control groups from ruining lives. This means new fresh content every day from the cult awareness community. We welcome the input of all for publication. The people now working with us are volunteers, with a common goal in mind, and that is to create a heterogeneous  "congregation." That being an online community comprised of former cult members covering the full spectrum of religiosity and spirituality. This is a cooperative effort of equals and any departure will not be viewed personally. It will especially feature all things important to helping the Jehovah's Witness exit the Watchtower Society as painlessly as possible, if that is their wish, and to provide them with a supermarket of future options. There is somewhere else to go!  It is a loose-knit cooperative, begun initially through a small circle of friends.

Programs

Program:Recovery of Mental Health
Budget: $20,000
Category: Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy
Population Served: Mentally/Emotionally Disabled

Program Description:

Our main goal is to recover the mental health of former members of high-control religious groups, through education online and interacting with other people seeking the same.


NTEE Code

  • E60 (Health Support Services)
  • R60 (Civil Liberties Advocacy)
  • P20 (Human Service Organizations)

Chief Executive Profile

Randall Watters served as an elder and factory overseer at the Watchtower headquarters in Brooklyn, New York. He left the organization by way of resignation in 1980, served as a pastor for a number of years, most recently at the now-defunct Hope Chapel of West Manhattan. Leaving the pastorate and organizational ties to focus on cults and exit-counseling only, Randall formed Free Minds, Inc. as a non-profit educational organization in 1992, with the goal of educating the public about mind control and the danger of cults.

Revenue and Expenses Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2007

Revenue

Contributions$0
Government Grants $0
Program Services$0
Investments$0
Special Events$0
Sales$0
Other$0
Total Revenue:$108,303

Expenses

Program Services$59,628
Administration$34,548
Other$16,725
Total Expenditures:$110,901

Net Gain/Loss: $0

Balance Sheet Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2007

Note: The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities also must be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.
Assets January 1, 2007December 31, 2007Change
Cash & Equivalent$1,381$2,221$840
Accounts Receivable$0$0$0
Pledges & Grants Receivable$0$0$0
Receivable/Other$0$0$0
Inventories for Sale or Use$0$0$0
Investment/Securities$0$0$0
Investment/Other$0$0$0
Fixed Assets$16,064$11,567($4,497)
Other$0$0$0
Total Assets:$26,146$18,108($8,038)

LiabilitiesJanuary 1, 2007December 31, 2007Change
Accounts Payable$0$0$0
Grants Payable$0$0$0
Deferred Revenue$0$0$0
Loans and Notes$0$0$0
Tax-Exempt Bond Liabilities$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0
Total Liabilities:$10,152$4,712($5,440)

Fund Balance:$0$0$0
 

Basic Information

  • This organization is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.
  • Financial information in this report is derived from the organization's December 31, 2007 Form 990.

Executive

Mr.  Randall  Watters 

Contact

Mr. Randall Watters, CEO

Phone

310 -545-7831

Email

randy@freeminds.org

EIN:95-4340887
Year Founded: Information not available
Ruling Year:1996
Fiscal Year End Date: December 31, 2007
Assets: $18,108 (from Dec 31, 2007 Form 990)
Income: $108,303 (from Dec 31, 2007 Form 990)
No. of Employees:n/a

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