Welcome to the Developing Restoring Enriching Advancing Many Foundation.
(‘D.R.E.A.M. Foundation’)

Who we are

It’s an exciting time for the D.R.E.A.M. Foundation, whose mission is to restore communities through economic empowerment; enrich and empower lives through financial literacy; make individuals and communities viable through health and wellness initiatives; we work dillgently to advance cooperative partnerships that will develop the right partnership to sustain communities and their residents.

Our commitment to community empowerment, we are a stronge advocacy, this is a very important and deep threaded passion call that we invite each of you to venture on with us. We remain undaunted and are always adaptable, motivated and continue to advance our mission of being “relevant” “relational” and “open to new ideas.” 

Our organization is confronting a time of many changes and we’re meeting these changes during a time of larger nation-wide and global change. The world of health and human services is an exciting area in which to work, and we’ll continue to bring inspired people together in opportunities like this, to ensure our organization remains on the cutting edge. 

We have much work ahead of us to realize and sustain our vision of what our community can be. As much as we have accomplished, we have so much more to do. Like a garden that needs constant tending, our dreams will only grow into reality with active support and hard work. Thank you to everyone who has and continues to be a part of it.building events, and in-depth training sessions for our volunteers.


Our commanding principles are to be , fiscally sound, cutting-edge organization that establishes cohesive, high quality, outcome-based, and cost-effective health and human services that are mission-driven and responsive to the distinct needs of individuals, families and communities, businesses, and humanity.


To restore communities through economic empowerment; enrich and empower lives through financial literacy; make individuals and communities viable through health and wellness initiatives; advance cooperative partnerships to sustain communities and their residents, and; develop leaders for future generations.

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The DREAM Foundation -
we’ll be there alongside you

After more than 40 years of serving the community, The Friends of DeCosta Headley transitioned

its community-based supportive services programs to a new philanthropic entity named

‘Developing Restoring Enriching Advancing Many Foundation, Inc.’ (‘D.R.E.A.M. Foundation’).

This new 501(c) (3), tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization is destined to be the vehicle to take

our many long-standing assistance programs benefiting communities to greater heights.

With help of many philanthropists—within both the community and interested parties—we have

brought services to the poor and disenfranchised people and groups (singularly and with other

community-based organizations), such as:

Hunger Program

Fed between 15 - 20,000 community persons in annual food donations as well as senior and community events; Annual

Pre-thanksgiving dinner and Turkey Drive;

Health Programs

Community Health fairs

Work with various health care providers for children with special needs and senior citizens;

Educational programs

Scholarships - provide scholarships sending youth to college as well as providing college tours to campuses around the country.

Training programs- our on-the-job training method takes place in a normal working situation, using the actual tools, equipment, documents or materials that trainees will use when fully trained. On-the-job training has a general reputation as most effective for vocational work. It involves employee training at the place of work while he or she is doing the actual job.
Inner City Youth to Summer Camps

Sending girls aged 8-12 years and boys 8-15 years to summer camps as well Career Awareness Program (CAP/Camp Mariah) for children currently in the 6th grade. Both programs are in in cooperation with the Fresh Air Fund.