Social Impact

At Cardea, we believe that psychedelics not only hold the promise of alleviating psychological suffering – but that they are consciousness raisers, helping us see the public causes of our personal pain. Therefore, we add a component in all our care, in which our guests contemplate ways in which they can give back to the world around them and connect to the communities we work in. It is also why we see a large part of our mission as financially supporting and working with community non-profits.





Psychedelic Justice

OnPoint NYC

Free Ketamine Services for Veterans of the Drug Wars.
Working with the residents of Harlem.

We are partnering with OnPoint NYC, formerly the New York Harm Reduction Educators (NYHRE), to provide our labor and programming free of cost. As the first safe-injection facility in the US, NYHRE has always been a leader in serving its community. With support groups, syringe exchange and overdose prevention, services for people experiencing homelessness, activism training for peers and holistic health services, we are committed to their work and members of our leadership team have worked with them for years.

Together, with the participants of OnPoint, and Space Author Randy Polumbo, we will design and build a transformative space much like our own at 511 Canal St. Our team will offer sound-guided ketamine journeys, that will use the same model and be free to the community of poor and working people. The program will also be a training project, which will allow members of OnPoint to learn our methods and become space holders for their peers in this collaborative effort for social justice, peace, and community healing.

Community Empowerment

Treasure Beach, Jamaica

Educational & vocational programs.
Free ceremonies for residents.

One reason we chose Treasure Beach as the destination for our retreats is because of the town’s commitment to community tourism – a form of tourism where the activity and hospitality businesses are owned by the people who live there. We know that the money we spend for the retreat site, for the many wellness services we offer, for the food and for the activities all go back into the Treasure Beach Community.

We also donate 10% of our profits from the retreat to The Breds Foundation, an organization that aims to foster community empowerment through programs to enhance the education, vocational training, recreation and livelihoods of Treasure Beach community members and to ensure the sustainability of the environment that nurtures our community. As a guest on our retreat, you will embark on community tourism and visit the sites where these BREDS projects are supporting the Treasure Beach community.