welcome partnerships with other nonprofit agencies, foundations, and
philanthropic individuals who will join with us in promoting violence
prevention and stable communities through tattoo removal and life
skills counseling. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we are happy
to serve as either a lead agency or a subcontractor, and will work
together with you to craft and write a grant proposal that will meet
the needs of both our organizations.
Sunrise Community Outreach Center holds 6-7 laser tattoo removal
sessions/month at its Beverly/Alvarado office and is available to
contract with outside agencies to provide weekly sessions at alternate
locations. Our capacity could easily be increased if partner agencies
required it. Two of our licensed nurse practitioners work part-time and
would easily be able to increase their hours, and the office space and
laser are available for additional sessions. Currently, each session
lasts approximately 4 hours and serves 15 - 24 clients.
Sunrise Community Outreach Center charges clients $65-$95 for a
treatment of no more than 12-15 minutes. This is quite low cost,
considering the high price to purchase and maintain laser equipment,
and the necessity of hiring licensed and insured medical professionals.
For nonprofit organizations or for grants, we would provide special
Sunrise Community Outreach could set up an entire session for a partner
organization for $1200. This would serve an average of 20 clients at
$60/treatment, even clients with relatively large tattoos or several
medium-sized ones, up to 15 minutes of work. Clients with up to 30
minutes of work are charged as 2 treatments, but typically make up a
very small percentage of overall clients. Lidocaine cream for numbing
the skin, a fairly expensive item, would be available at minimal cost.
As was mentioned above, tattoo removal generally requires at least 6-12
laser treatments at 4-6 week intervals. A contracted session each 5
weeks (10/yr) would cost approximately $12,000 annually and serve
approximately 20 clients; two sessions each 5 weeks would cost
approximately $24,000 and serve approximately 40 clients, etc. Such an
arrangement would allow the use of the reception areas for workshops
while clients were waiting for their appointments.
laser tattoo removal is a lengthy process, usually involving at least
6-12 laser treatments at 4-6 week intervals over a period of 1-2 years,
there is time to develop a solid, trusting relationship with clients.
Many clients have benefited from further life-skills counseling
services at Sunrise Community Outreach Center. Such services include,
but are not limited to assistance with:
- resumes and job applications
- enrollment into trade schools, community colleges and universities
- advocacy and referrals in criminal, immigration, and family court matters
- after-school and parenting options
- referrals for health-related issues, including medical, dental and vision
- issues relating to the Department of Motor Vehicles
- substance abuse and anger management referral