Health—General & Rehabilitative

Sounding Joy Music Therapy Inc

  • Honolulu, HI
  • http://www.soundingjoymt.org

Mission Statement

Our mission is to
enhance people's quality of life through raising public awareness of
the benefits of music therapy, educating the public concerning the therapeutic
benefits of music, and increasing accessibility to music therapy services as
well as advancing research in music therapy. We believe the power of
music can transform and make a unique and life-changing difference in people's lives.

Service Areas

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Hawaii

The State of Hawaii

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer since 2002

Self-reported

Ms. Keiko Kajiwara

Keywords

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promote & provide music therapy in Hawaii

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EIN

82-0569936

 Number

6061489906

Physical Address

1314 South King Street, #711

Honolulu, HI 96814

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Since the establishment of the organization in 2002, Sounding Joy has served more than 10,000 Hawaii's people through our educational and clinical programs. It has significantly raised the awareness of the benefits of music therapy in our community and improved people's accessibility to music therapy, which was extremely limited in Hawaii before. A breakthrough happened when State grants were awarded to Sounding Joy to work with at-risk youth and needy families in 2008. The grants from the Department of Human Services have enabled our organization to offer music therapy to more than 600 statewide at-risk youths and needy families who are most vulnerable. This year, Sounding Joy will present at the World Congress of Music Therapy in Seoul, Korea, about this particular programs as the first participants from Hawaii in history.

In 2010, Sounding Joy held the first honoree gala to honor Dr. Arthur Harvey, the cofounder of the organization, for his dedicated services and contribution to public education in music therapy. The success of the gala, named, "A Morning of Music", has become the organization's major annual fundraising event.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Music therapy assessment, consultation and educational services. Individual or group music therapy for people with disabilities and special needs in all ages. Youth Empowerment and Family Mediation services to at-risk youths and needy families. Mental health services through music therapy. Wellness programs for adult and senior citizens.

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Service Areas

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Hawaii

The State of Hawaii

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Sounding Joy Music Therapy, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Sounding Joy Music Therapy Inc

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Principal Officer

Ms. Keiko Kajiwara

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Elizabeth Chen Christenson M.D.

University of Hawaii

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