Founded in 2004, Sundari Foundation, Inc. is a non-denominational, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of poor, disadvantaged and homeless women, youth and children by ensuring that they have the sanctuary, support, education and resources needed to heal, grow, and blossom into who they were truly meant to be. The first initiative of the Foundation was the establishment of the Lotus House Women’s Shelter in 2006 in the heart of Overtown, Miami serving homeless women.
Utilizing an innovative, trauma-informed, holistic format, Lotus House provides shelter and multi-faceted, comprehensive supportive services, including access to medical and mental health care, parenting education, counseling and parent/child therapy, life skills and educational advancement, job readiness training, and a host of enrichment activities from art and acupuncture to yoga and meditation offering alternative pathways to healing.
Today, we house over 250 women and children on a daily basis, 680 annually, where they are permitted to live free up to a year to give these fragile families the time and tools needed to heal, improve the quality of their lives on every level, achieve greater self sufficiency, and transition to their new homes.
We are a leader in addressing the special needs of homeless women, youth and children with innovative, holistic, evidence based solutions to break the cycle of childhood abuse, domestic violence and homelessness. In the dreams come true of those we serve, we are all enriched by the fruit of their potential realized.