About Ivory Garden Nonprofit Corporation
About Ivory Garden Nonprofit Corporation
Ivory Garden is a nonprofit, charitable, registered 501(c)(3) organization dba in Washington State. Ivory Garden is registered with Washington State’s Charities Program as required by law and additional information is available by calling 800-332-4483 or visiting www.sos.wa.gov/charities. Ivory Garden is also proud to be a provider for CEUs by the Washington Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Provider number #1975-362.
A BIT OF HISTORY:
Ivory Garden was founded during 2006 as an online support forum (now called IGDID), for survivors of abuse which continues to operate supporting survivors of early childhood trauma who also struggle with dissociative disorders. If you are interested in this program follow this link: IGDID Support Forum.
During the past decade, IGDID has supported over 2,000 members and remains active today.
It wasn't long before IGDID members and Ivory Garden Board of Directors, volunteers and associates began to see a need for more educational opportunities in the area of trauma and dissociation. Because of this perceived need, Ivory Garden incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, charitable organization in 2012 in order to provide more programs. Though Ivory Garden was a small organization, just starting out, the people involved brought with them, not only a passion to educate survivors and professionals in the area of trauma and dissociation, but also qualifications, experience, and knowledge to make it happen. The members of the Board of Directors alone, have some 45 years experience within the business world including: accounting, event planning, public speaking, event hosting, financial planning, teaching, research, psychology (neurology, testing and assessment, diagnosis, early-childhood development, etc.), social work, foster-care, neglect, sexual abuse, mind-control, ritual abuse, treatment models, treatment planning, clinical models, business planning, nonprofit organization, trauma and dissociation (including DID) symptoms and diagnosis, eating disorders, suicidal ideation, self-harm, isolation, and more. The members of the Board of Directors also held some 40 years of education in the areas needed to evolve Ivory Garden from a support forum - by adding new programs - beginning with providing an annual conference. Expert speakers, volunteers, and others who supported the mission and goals worked together and became responsible for the success of the first three annual, international conferences hosted by Ivory Garden. For the first time, survivors, professionals, and other supporters were brought together to learn from experts in the field of trauma and dissociation. These conferences were called "Trauma and Dissociation Conferences."
Ivory Garden continues to provide support for survivors of abuse at the IGDID forum as well as hosting the international, annual "Trauma and Dissociation Conference. And, Ivory Garden continues to evolve - now adding more programs. Ivory Garden Board of Directors, members, and speakers all do volunteer their time - no one is paid.
You can read about new programs on this website. This website also includes resources, educational articles/research, videos, books, hospitals, crisis lines, and other information. Ivory Garden has nine websites that also provide information.
Please be patient as we update this new site to provide more information here.
So many of you have supported Ivory Garden. We extend our deepest felt gratitude for all that you have done for to help so many.
If you would like to become involved with and/or support Ivory Garden programs, we welcome individuals, groups, and organizations who share our passion in supporting education and support in the area of trauma and dissociation.If you would like information or have questions, please contact me.
Patricia Goodwin, President