The United Luz Foundation (“ULF”) was founded in 2016 by Grammy Nominated vocalist, Sky Heavens, who as a teen mother survived domestic violence, and overcame homelessness. As a singer/performer Sky has toured and shared the stage with a plethora of A-List entertainers such as Eminem, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and One Republic just to name a few, but off the stage Sky found herself struggling with depression which stemmed from her mother's long ongoing battle with mental health issues and her passing in 2012. Sky soon realized that through speaking about these issues and seeking professional assistance she was able to begin a healing process which compelled her to become passionate about honoring her mom and helping others that suffer in silence and thus ULF was born. The United Luz Foundation was named and created in memory of Sky’s mother Luz Maria Matias
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The United Luz Foundation ("UFL") was founded by Sky Heavens; a survivor of domestic violence, teenage-motherhood, and homelessness; who was destined to be written off as a statistic. ULF spreads light and uplifts the minority communities to restore self-esteem, self-love, and self-care.
United Luz Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness, uplifting and empowering those suffering from depression and domestic violence by providing educational programs, resources and events that help restore hope, self-esteem, and foster self love/care.
By utilizing and engaging those in the Arts, Beauty and Entertainment Industry as powerful allies and advocate to those suffering in silence, the United Luz Foundation seeks to eradicate Domestic Violence and the stigmas surrounding Depression and Mental Health conditions particularly in the African-American and Latino communities.
We have proudly collaborated with the Department of Homeless Services, NYC Family Justice Center, Domestic Violence Shelters, Borough President of Brooklyn Eric L. Adams, Girls Scouts Troop 6000 and have successfully serviced over 1,500 Domestic Violence/Sex Trafficking Survivors, along with women/youth living in shelters and underprivileged communities. As we seek to continue to build and grow, we hope to further extend our services and expand upon our programs and partnership events.