Who We Are
Vilomah is a Sanskrit word meaning
against a natural order that describes a parent who has lost a child.
In the U.S., our capitalist economic system, our carceral system of justice, and our counter-productive drug policies are in direct conflict with our maternal intuition and have led to a tremendous increase in premature, preventable deaths of despair, including overdoses, drug poisoning, gun violence, and suicide. As a result, there is a large and growing population of vilomahs who see this as a call to action to use our fierce, unconditional love to lead us to a more connected, compassionate society. In addition to creating memorial gardens and building a supportive community for grieving families, Vilomah Foundation actively supports the research into alternative therapies to treat substance use.