John Leopold Weil and Geraldine Rickard Weil
Memorial Charitable Foundation, inc.

Charter

John and Geraldine Weil dedicated their lives to the well being of abused children. At their behest and in their memory, the John Leopold Weil and Geraldine Rickard Weil Memorial Charitable Foundation, inc. was created in 1999. The Weil Foundation is dedicated to carrying on the legacy of the Drs. Weil by working to ameliorate child abuse in all forms. The efforts of the Weil Foundation are focussed on children under the age of 10 in the immediate vacinity of Boston.

The Weil Foundation works to further its goals in three ways:

  1. Providing grants to other non-profit organizations that provide direct services such as psychological counseling, shelter, and therapy for at-risk children and parents.
  2. Disseminating information on programmatic approaches and interventions that have proven to help these children. The prime vehicle for this is a series of lectures co-sponsored with the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute.
  3. Supporting research evaluating the effectiveness of approaches to the treatment and prevention of child abuse. For this problem to be overcome in the long run, it is vital that all our efforts be focussed on those methods that are most effective.

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