A happy heart is rooted in community. Chinese medicine believes our individual health is influenced by our environment and our relationships within our community. For this reason, Galvan Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine is dedicated to supporting the health of the community we live in through the following organizations.
Alachua County Coalition Against Human Trafficking
Right under our eyes, modern slavery continues. Dr Amy Galvan provides volunteer services for ACCAHT. She served as the first Victim Services Coordinator meeting biweekly for the greater part of a year to develop rescue bags and delivery systems for first responders. She participated in one rescue effort that ended successfully for a sex trafficking victim, and has treated sex trafficked minor girls free of charge so they can rebuild their lives while prosecuting. Additionally, Amy set up a fundraiser through an American designer clothing house which has donated hundreds of dollars of profits for food and transportation costs for trafficking victims. Amy is a formerly certified Victim Advocate through the state of Florida and has worked in domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, incest, and suicide prevention community services as a trained volunteer on and off for over 20 years. Her pioneering essay on using Chinese medicine for trauma survivors won second place in a national competition for acupuncture physicians with a vision for new applications of an ancient medicine for modern times. There have been over 12 prosecutions of traffickers in Gainesville in recent years, with numerous sex trafficked victims, many of whom are underage. If you would like to learn more about how to help, please ask her.
Junior Achievement of Alachua County
Educating students about financial management, Galvan Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine has sponsored the Annual Golf Outing annually, providing financial support and complementary acupuncture services to golfers before they tee off. Amy plans to be the guest instructor for the Junior Acheivement 6-week curriculum on financial management for at-risk girls at the PACE Center for Girls in Spring 2017. Amy is a former public school teacher from Downriver Detroit and was named Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers for three of the four years she taught.
Other Community Organizations Receiving Our Support
FIGHT: Fight Injustice and Global Human Trafficking
House of Hope—Women
Haile Village Center Owners Association
American Heart Association
Climb for Cancer
Food 4 Kids public school backpack food program