You can help us push things in the right direction for our most vulnerable kids.

The musical group, The Wailin’ Jennys — Ruth Moody, Heather Masse, and Nicky Mehta — is well known for amazing three-part harmonies, humanity, and moving folk songs like One Voice, This Heart of Mine, Things That You Know, All the Stars, and Heaven When We’re Home. Now they’re also known for supporting Lives in the Balance. (We hope you’ll help us too.)

Here’s Nicky’s post on Instagram:

Young boy smiling with hand on his forehead


We are passionate about ensuring that kids with concerning behaviors receive compassion and effective help. Your donation will help in so many ways:

  • Increase public awareness of the price we all pay for the use of punitive, exclusionary disciplinary practices.

  • Provide free resources and training in the evidence-based, trauma-informed, Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) model to educators, parents, and staff in treatment facilities.

  • Support policy change at the state and federal levels for bills that can help end the punitive, exclusionary disciplinary that fuel the school-to-prison pipeline.

If you’d like to have a personal conversation about how you can support our efforts, we’d be delighted to talk to you. Please contact Kirsten Tallon, Director of Development, at