The Raven Drum Foundation began in 2001 to educate and empower individuals and communities in crisis through healing arts programs, drumming events and collaborative partnerships. Through their personal and professional experiences, founders Rick Allen and Lauren Monroe, have chosen to dedicate their lives to helping people overcome the emotional and physical pain resulting from traumatic events, with a special focus on veterans of war.
Throughout the years our community and healing drum circles have been at the core of our work and outreach. We have brought the Raven Drum Circle to safe houses for women and children suffering from domestic violence, cancer care centers, hospitals, veteran centers, juvenile detention centers and probation facilities, addiction and recovery facilities, child special needs centers, child physical rehabilitation organizations, HIV teen support groups and torture survivor support groups across the United States. We have brought circles and workshops to the U.K., Haiti, and Mexico and continue their outreach to people in crisis including wounded warriors and their families.