about kula care
The Kula Care Foundation’s mission is to transform families and lives by creating spaces and providing resources that foster true wellbeing. It is the vision of this organization to give every family hope and freedom to live a healthier life.
The idea behind creating space is one that is dear to the Founder Corey M. Johnson who seeks to make new worlds where people can be the best version of themselves.
“Everything that we engage with whether it be a downtown skyscraper, computer software, housing development, or restaurant was once an idea in someone’s head that goes on to shape us. We have the power to create entirely new ways of living that ultimately improve our own health and wellness naturally - between mind body practices, community gardens, tiny home communities, community-based sustainable practices, the possibilities are limitless.”
- Corey M. Johnson
The foundation of society starts with the family unit and the Kula Care Foundation seeks to address the major challenges families face including health issues, financial pressures, and housing.
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The Kula Care Foundation is passionately committed to combating poor physical and mental health, disease, and poverty for low-income families. The direct issues we're targeting in pursuit of our objectives are stress, food deserts, and lack of affordable housing.
A total of 8.7% of adults with income below the federal poverty level had serious psychological distress, compared with 1.2% of adults with incomes at or above 400% of the poverty level (Figure 2). Read more: Stress
Plan of Action:
Provide wellness classes and workshops including mind-body practices, education and knowledge sharing, and distribution of all-natural products to help residents in low-income areas develop healthy habits and practices as tools to combat present hardships.
Low-income low-access (LILA) neighborhoods are areas where residents lack opportunities to access fresh food within a half-mile of their homes (see Table 1). In Atlanta in 2015, almost half of residents lived in an area characterized as LILA . Read more: Food Deserts
Plan of Action:
Build community gardens that can be utilized as a healthy food source and symbolize progress towards living a more free, self-sustaining life.
From 2015 to 2017, Atlanta’s eviction rate was 5.7% — the third-worst rate in the nation. In some predominantly Black neighborhoods, including in Southwest Atlanta, nearly 40% of renters had received eviction notices in recent years, according to an analysis from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Landlords have used eviction notices to intimidate tenants they disfavor, say, housing advocates. While these notices may not result in removal, they can still disrupt the residents’ lives and negatively affect their work, credit scores, educations, and mental health. Read more: Affordable Housing
Plan of Action:
Expose low-income communities to alternative living via tiny home displays and workshops, and eventually, access to tiny home communities at affordable pricing.
WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS are free community classes held throughout the year. Here, you will be able to experience yoga, Pilates, barre, and tai chi. Want to get involved? Here are three ways you can get in on the fun, make an impact in the community, and Wellness Wednesday YOUR Way!
kula in the community day
On Saturday, October 15th, 2022 Kula Care hosted a day of ALL things wellness! It was an empowering community day filled with hope and freedom as we experienced wellness classes and workshops on how to build our own gardens and tiny homes. This day also featured special guest speakers and influencers within the wellness space, as well as vendor opportunities for local small businesses. But that's not all! To celebrate, we officially commemorated and hiked the Kula Care Foundation Nature Trail in Trammel Crow Park to continuously encourage healthy living, outside exploration, and to serve as a reminder of Kula Care’s mission! Partner with us to continue to do great work like this across Atlanta!
CALLING ALL VENDORS: If your organization is interested in being featured at an event like this, you can join us as a vendor or partner with your sponsorship of $150. All vendors will be given a designated section to bring tables, tents, and any applicable merchandise for the day of the event!
Whether you are an educational institution, business, or organization, we believe in bringing wellness to all! Though we have already partnered with a number of universities and businesses for private events, you can help us extend our efforts to those underprivileged and disenfranchised groups that otherwise would not have access to what our studio has to offer!