IRS Non-Profit Designation
Journey’s Dream is the flagship initiative of Hattas Shay International Foundation (HSI), which received 501c3 designation in 2017.



“Journey’s Dream is more than a charitable organization, it is the beginning of a global movement; a new way of seeing and supporting mental illness.  In my opinion, Journey’s Dream is to mental illness what Alcoholics Anonymous is to the disease of alcoholism. Prior to 1935 Alcoholism was not treatable and considered by all the experts to be incurable. The medical community with all its efforts could offer no hope to the alcoholic or their families, leaving them to face a tragic, painful, life of suffering, insanity, and death.  

Today there are 2,103 million alcoholics leading normal productive lives, sober, as a result of one Alcoholic, Bill Wilson, starting a program of recovery with another Alcoholic, Bob Smith.  This one man and his vision brought hope to the hopelessness of Alcoholism, changing the lives of millions and the world.  But it all started with one sick man. 

I believe it won’t be long before we look back at Journey’s Dream and see how Journey and his family, along with Mark Hattas who was given a hopeless mental health diagnosis, changed the world through their stories, vision, hope, and love. 

I understand that not everyone with a mental illness diagnosis will accept or find hope at Journey’s Dream, but wouldn’t it be great to say in 83 years that because of Journey’s Dream 2,103 million people diagnosed with a hopeless mental illness are now living normal productive happy fulfilling lives?  The way this transformation would change our world is something to think about, support, and invest in.  I know for myself, I will do all I can to support their efforts.  What a brilliant hopeful beginning for a new way of being.” —Susan Kucknicki