The Aimee Copeland Foundation believes that mind, body, and soul are one, that the magic of the outdoors can transform physical, mental and spiritual health, that we are all imperfectly perfect, and that everyone deserves the chance to play, contribute and thrive.
ACF puts those inclusive beliefs into intentional, multifaceted action, helping people of all abilities shape meaningful, purposeful lives and find peace, strength and fulfillment beyond what they might have imagined.
Led by Aimee Copeland, a licensed master social worker with a background in eco-psychology, a quadruple amputee and a necrotizing fasciitis survivor, ACF inspires hope through action, builds community through inclusivity, provides healing through relationships, fights stigma through education, and breaks down barriers through compassion and humor.
At its heart, the Aimee Copeland Foundation seeks to make the seemingly impossible possible again for all people who have experienced a disability – from the wheelchair-bound toddler to the elderly person who wishes to garden again – and everyone in between.
ACF understands that any form of disability affects a person’s entire physical, mental and spiritual existence, and that these individuals need mental health services and therapeutic programs that engage them actively and holistically. The Foundation, therefore, raises funds and awareness to provide accessible outdoor opportunities and adaptive recreation for participants including retreats, workshops, programs, activities, and individual counseling.
The Aimee Copeland Foundation empowers people of all physical, developmental and psychological abilities to build fulfilling and joyful lives by helping them connect with nature, with themselves and their perceived differences, and with their wholly unique purpose in the world.