Compassionate Transformation Community

We connect people with the resources to navigate the ups and downs of life!

Pasadena, CA   |

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Compassionate Transformation Community

EIN: 92-2776734


Join us in our mission to increase access to integrative healing modalities and empower youth and parents to heal themselves and each other, creating a thriving society beyond the current mental health crisis.

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Executive Director

Jay Dubois

Main address

2801 E Foothill Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91107 USA

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Subject area info

Traditional medicine and healing

Holistic medicine

Mental health care

Population served info

LGBTQ people


Women and girls

Men and boys

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Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (F01)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Private Nonoperating Foundation

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



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Our programs

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We combine vulnerable sharing, calligraphy, drumming, meditation, acupuncture, and movement practices, to provide meaning and build community. These evidence-based modalities are combined in a synergistic approach to holistically support healing on mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual levels.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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At our organization, we empower youth and their parents with healing and knowledge about how to heal themselves. Our mission is to increase proficiency with and access to integrative healing modalities and to grow the worldwide community of healers.

We believe that healing is not just about bringing healing to youth, but also about sharing our expertise in how to heal ourselves. By doing this, we are convinced that we can not only help alleviate our current mental health crisis but create a generation empowered to heal themselves and each other.

Our society faces multiple challenges, including mass shootings, burnout of public servants, and racial inequality. It is urgent to increase trauma awareness and decrease burnout. According to CNBC, more than 300,000 public school teachers left their jobs between February 2020 and May 2022. Morning Consult reports that 1 in 5 healthcare workers quit their job during the COVID-19 pandemic. We can no longer afford to live in toxic environments where trauma and stress are carried from person to person.

By healing ourselves rather than blaming others, we become empowered self-healers rather than powerless victims. Our organization believes that by empowering youth to learn to heal themselves and solve their own mental health issues, we can create a society that will thrive through the current crisis and beyond.

Compassionate Transformation Community is dedicated to bringing integrative medicine modalities to people who are unable to access them due to lack of awareness or affordability. These modalities, including acupuncture and reiki, have been shown to significantly improve health and quality of life for individuals with a range of ailments. In fact, a study found that acupuncture can increase lifespan by 24% (Han et Al 2007)! While 38% of US adults use complementary or integrative medicine, over 60% are not aware of its value or do not have access. Our mission is to bridge this gap by providing education about traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to everyone (program 1) and access to integrative medicine for those who cannot afford it.

We achieve this through community clinics, where we subsidize the cost of acupuncture, reiki, and other integrative modalities for individuals in Southern California. Join us in our efforts to promote healing and increase accessibility to integrative medicine. Contact us today to learn more about our programs and services.

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback


Compassionate Transformation Community


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Executive Director

Jay Dubois

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Compassionate Transformation Community

Board of directors
as of 05/01/2024
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Board chair

Winnie Wang

Mindful Healing Heart

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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