The All Things Mold Foundation, Inc.’s mission is to advocate for people affected by mold exposures particularly those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The organization will interact on a local and state level in both New York and New Jersey. The organization will have conduct educational seminars and speaking engagements in the community. Our mold discussion group will offer educational discussions, emotional support, referrals for products and services such as doctors, detoxification centers, mold remediation companies, air purifiers, etc.
The organization’s ultimate goal is to establish a transitional housing facility with detoxification center to help those affected by mold and other environmental toxin exposures, particularly for those affected by Hurricane Sandy in NY and NJ. The All Things Mold Foundation, Inc.’s facility will be an environmentally safe community to help assist in healing from exposures to environmental toxins. Additionally, the organization will provide its planned affordable detoxification center and financial support to those in need. The detoxification center will include a medical physician who will oversee health care protocols, which would include natural and holistic remedies, along with family and grief support.
The detoxification facility will include an infrared and/or ozone sauna, IV supplements, oxygen therapy, vitamins, and exercise programs designed to remove mold spores from individuals’ bodies. Studies show the best way to remove mold is to sweat it out, which is why so many therapy activities will assist in this endeavor. Individuals will not be allowed to enter the facility with belongings from their home as those belongings may be infected with mold. Most participants’ treatment programs will include the saunas, oxygen therapies, and IV nutrition supplements.
The detoxification center will be an outpatient program where people come in a couple hours per day to receive treatments. For many individuals, similar existing programs are highly expensive and insurance does not cover the costs. Our intention is to provide a facility that is affordable to the general population and lower income individuals. In addition to providing the detoxification center at a low cost, the organization wants to work with different blood testing labs for reduced or free rates.
Individuals will submit an application that includes evidence of financial need. Individuals not in the housing program must submit evidence of testing that shows mold or other environmental toxin exposure. After the organization has received the application, individuals will go through a similar consultation as the housing program. Once the organization has the funds, it plans to pay for the diagnosis tests when insurance will not pay and the individual cannot afford to pay for the tests. The All Things Mold Foundation, Inc. anticipates developing a sliding fee scale for the program’s fees. The organization will conduct research on existing facilities to determine the appropriate fees for its program.