BEADS OF COURAGE INC

Every bead tells a story of courage, honor, and hope.

Tucson, AZ   |  www.beadsofcourage.org

Mission

The mission of Beads of Courage is to provide innovative arts-in-medicine programs that improve the quality of life of children coping with cancer and other serious illnesses. We also provide programs that support the families, clinicians, and caregivers of seriously ill children.

Ruling year info

2005

Executive Director

Jean Gribbon

Assistant Executive Director

Beth Moneck

Main address

3230 N Dodge Blvd Suite J

Tucson, AZ 85716 USA

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EIN

20-2721500

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Beads of Courage, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of children and teens coping with serious illness, their families, and the clinicians who care for them through arts-in-medicine programs. Since 2005, Beads of Courage, Inc. has established collaborative partnerships in caring with hundreds of hospitals nationally and internationally. The flagship Beads of Courage, now the standard of care in more than 300 children’s hospitals worldwide, is a resilience-based intervention designed to support and strengthen children and teens coping with serious illness and their families.

Our programs

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

Beads of Courage

The mission of Beads of Courage is to provide innovative arts-in-medicine programs that improve the quality of life of children coping with cancer and other serious illnesses. Beads of Courage also offers programs that support the families, clinicians and caregivers of seriously ill children.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Family relationships
Health

Where we work

Our results

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Caregivers, Families

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

June 2021: 13,115

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Our Goals:

• To transform the bedside experience of caring for children and teens with serious illness through innovative Arts-in-Medicine Programs
• To model collaborative strategies to strengthen human connectedness through the gift of beads that bestow honor and express human caring
• To contribute to the science, practice and implementation of evidence-based interventions

Since 2005, Beads of Courage, Inc. has established collaborative partnerships in caring with hundreds hospitals nationally and internationally, and worked with several community organizations to make healing happen through the use of beads as a historical art form. To advance the science of caring, Beads of Courage, Inc. is affiliated with the Watson Science Caring Institute and in 2013, we established the Center for Arts in Nursing to boldly pursue our vision. Every Beads of Courage program integrates the use of beads, the earliest art form known to humans, as visible, tangible symbols of human experiences that need and deserve to be expressed. All Program Bead Prescriptions were developed in collaboration with experts in the field (nurses, doctors, child life specialists and social workers) so that each bead guide reflects meaningful acknowledgment of a child’s courage displayed during their treatment experiences. Beads of Courage, Inc. provides all hospitals the necessary program materials accompanied by education, training and support to implement the Beads of Courage Program.

Financials

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Operations

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BEADS OF COURAGE INC

Board of directors
as of 6/4/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jorge Pongo

Invictus Group

Term: 2019 -

Jessica Boettner

W.L. Gore & Associates

Leah Boyle

Pharmaceutical Sales

Kaitlin Elledge

MetLife

Shelby Gaither

Tomlinson Financial Group

Deb Gaustad

Movement Mortgage

Jean Gribbon

Beads of Courage

Patrick Hennessey

Realtor/Electrician

Aaron Leal

Movement Mortgage

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/29/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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