Who We Serve

The Center for Mindful AwarenessSM is dedicated to reaching out to underserved communities. We focus our services on families and individuals challenged by homelessness, poverty, abuse, addictions, trauma and complex medical conditions.

We are also dedicated to the direct service providers who work with these communities. Each and every day, teachers, social workers, non-profit administrators, and a myriad of other dedicated professionals put their hearts and souls into helping others. These service providers are at risk for burnout and secondary trauma themselves.

Amy has brought the SHINESM program, mindfulness workshops, and mindfulness-based professional development programs to the following organizations, among many others:


Baltimore City Public Schools

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Loyola University

Maryland Institute College of Art Faculty & Staff

Maryland State Department of Education Conferences

University of Maryland Graduate School

University of Maryland Medical School

University of Maryland School of Social Work

Human Services


Baltimore Bureau of Maternal and Child Health

Bon Secours Hospital

Catholic Charities

Friends of the Family

Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation (GEDCO)

Good Samaritan Hospital

Joslin Diabetes Center

Kaiser Permanente

Maryland State Department of Social Services

Mercy Hospital

Maryland Association of Resources for Families & Youth

The Family Tree

Wide Angle Youth Media



Anna’s House

Baltimore Outreach Services


Heartly House

House of Ruth

Mercy Hospital’s Catherine’s Hearth

Project Plase

Sarah’s House

The Baltimore Station (homeless veterans in recovery)

Early Childhood

Head Start Staff & Clients

Maryland Child Care Resource Centers

Maryland Committee for Children

Maryland Family Network

PACT Therapeutic Nursery

Community Organizations

Banner Neighborhoods

Julie Community Center

Kent County Local Management Board

Queen Anne’s County Character Counts

Roberta’s House

Wide Angle Youth Media

Service Organizations

The Exchange Club

The Junior League

The Rotary Club

Corporate & Working Parent Seminars


Anne Arundel County Hospital

Blue Cross & Blue Shield

Gan Yeladim


Social Security Headquarters

Shepard Pratt

“This program has taken me places I never thought I’d go. My personal communication is better with my partner. Our attitudes are different, so our conversations are different. Even my son noticed a difference. He says I don’t holler anymore.”

~ SHINE participant