The SIMS Foundation

Emotional wellness for the music community. Visit or 512-494-1007 for support. 501(c)3 nonprofit


SO excited about Rainbow Kitten Surprise tomorrow night at ACL Live!!! It’s sold out, and a portion of the proceeds benefit the SIMS Foundation. Come say hello at our table!


Step into a positive era with our uplifting playlist featuring Austin's local talents! Let these feel-good tunes fill your days with positivity and inspiration during Mental Health Awareness Month and beyond.🫶


Join us next Wednesday for our monthly Substance Use & Recovery 101 workshop. We are proud to bring this resource into the community in partnership with Communities for Recovery. Come learn how to spot an overdose and how you can help/support. Grab some free Naloxone (Narcan) too! Appreciative to our friends over HAAM for hosting us in their space.

🗓️ Wednesday, May 29 from 2-4

Register here:


🎉 The SIMS Foundation proudly announces the appointment of Derrick Lesnau as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective May 28, 2024. With a deep-rooted commitment to community service and a proven track record of leadership, Lesnau brings invaluable expertise to lead SIMS into its next phase of growth and impact.

🧠 “The mental healthcare access SIMS provides to our musicians and their families continues to be a one-of-a-kind resource for our community today,” says Lesnau. “I am honored to join the SIMS Foundation and work alongside a dedicated team to provide our local community of musicians with access to the critical mental healthcare and substance use disorder resources needed to allow them and their families to thrive. I'm excited to be a part of SIMS' next chapter with a shared vision to grow our impact and increase support for our music community.”

🫶 To help us welcome Derrick, an anonymous community donor is matching donations Mental Health Awareness Month! Your support helps us expand our provider network and wellness offerings. Jump on this matching opportunity:


Let's get moving! Step into solidarity this Mental Health Awareness Month with our mentyb walk! We got a local ONLY playlist for you that's the perfect amount of time for a walk to get your mind feeling right. Link in bio 🫶


TOMORROW! Join us at Practice Yoga Austin to connect yoga, music, and mental health for Mental Health Awareness Month.


We're partnering with some of our favorite bars for May Mental Health Awareness Month to bring you mocktails and cocktails benefitting the SIMS Foundation!

Starting today, join us at Latchkey to grab a Thirst Mutilator for a mocktail or cocktail and $1 of each sale will benefit the SIMS Foundation! Go dance, have fun, and support the of our music community all month long!


Tune in to our 'It's Not a Phase' playlist this Month, featuring ONLY tracks from local Austin artists!🫶

Listen on Spotify here:


TODAY'S THE DAY! Join us for The Grandmaster's Gala at the Paramount Theatre. All proceeds benefit SIMS Foundation.🙏


Join us in welcoming our newest member of the SIMS Foundation team, Jason Amato, who will be our Dev/Ops coordinator!

As someone who has walked their own journey through mental health and addiction battles as a musician. Jason Amato has spent the last 7 years being and active participant in both the music industry as well as the mental health and SUD field here in Austin. With 2 years' experience overseeing a transitional living program attached to and IOP here in Austin TX, Then had the opportunity to help build and sustain a private practice as Executive Director for over 2 years. Jason has honed his skills as a mental health professional while still nurturing his love for music and creativity in all forms. Music and Creativity make Austin stand proud and Jason's aim is to be a contributing member of a community that works together to provide this amazing city with the resources it needs to continue to create.


TONIGHT! Y'all coming to First Thursdays? Portion of proceeds benefit the SIMS Foundation!

Photos from The SIMS Foundation's post 05/01/2024

🌟 May is Mental Health Awareness Month! 🌟 Join us as we kick off the month with essential self-care tips, suggestions for maintaining physical health, and stress management techniques. Plus, check out the events happening throughout May to support the SIMS Foundation! Stay tuned for more updates and a special announcement coming your way soon!

Photos from The SIMS Foundation's post 04/30/2024

We had a heartbreaking major incident in our community recently. Please make sure you’re testing your drugs and carrying narcan. STAY SAFE.

Keep an eye out for our Substance 101 Classes that happen at the end of every month where you are provided with FREE NARCAN and how to administer. Open to the public and FREE.

Unveiling a harsh reality: Austin has witnessed a concerning surge in fentanyl-related incidents 🙏 it’s time to be vigilant, stay informed, and look out for one another. We’re losing too many loved ones.

Together, we can raise awareness and work towards a safer community.

Share this message because you can never know when you can save a life.



Coming soon! Connecting Yoga +
Music + Mental Health ✨ On Saturday
May 11th at beautiful Church space. Join us from 7pm-8:30pm for a grounding,
Restorative practice surrounded by lots of props on the earth led by & Members of Thor & Friends including .reyesss and Travis W. will play ambient, scenic sounds as the sun begins to set a
Mental Health Awareness Month is right around the corner in May!

Ticket sales will be Matched by a generous donor to an amazing organization helping to aid musicians, music industry professionals, bands, and their families in Austin and a few surrounding counties with mental health and substance abuse recovery.


Sims 🤍


TOMORROW! ⭐️ Join us for our
FREE Substance Use & Recovery 101
Workshop! Hosted by SIMS Foundation in partnership with Communities for Recovery. Learn about Narcan, signs of overdose, and more!

📅April 24th, 2-4pm
📍SIMS Foundation HQ.

You can register now in our link in bio!

Photos from The SIMS Foundation's post 04/20/2024

Looking for events today that support the SIMS Foundation? 🍃👉 to check them out!


🌟 Join us for our FREE Substance Use & Recovery 101 Workshop! 🌟 Hosted by SIMS Foundation in partnership with Communities for Recovery. Learn about Narcan, signs of overdose, and more! 📅 April 24th, 2-4pm 📍 SIMS Foundation HQ. FREE. You can register now in our link in bio.

Photos from The SIMS Foundation's post 04/06/2024

Spring meme dump ☀️ how're y'all holding up?

make sure to follow **k for the best music industry meme dumps around ✨

Photos from The SIMS Foundation's post 04/05/2024

🎉 Save the Date: May 4, 2024 🎉
Join us for a formal night on May 4, 2024 at the for the exquisite Grandmaster’s Gala! The night is dedicated to raising money for the SIMS Foundation as well as an album release for the ’s themselves alongside their musical siblings and .
This event takes place in honor of mental health awareness month in May and the are helping us all celebrate in a GRAND fashion!
Featuring a silent auction with stunning artworks by local artists like **kingmetro, , .hotdonna, , , and more! 🎨
This event WILL sell out! Don’t miss out on our Super Party afterward, with catering by Dan the Taco Man and dancing all night long! 💃🕺
Bring a date, a friend, or a loved one - let’s celebrate in style! 🥂
Proudly presented by
Poster by


We’re super excited to team up with and for their round up program! From now until the end of May, you can round up your purchase at any Verde Store to support 🙏

Photos from The SIMS Foundation's post 04/01/2024

April isn't just about the beginning of festival szn; it's also a time to raise our voices for important causes affecting our music community and beyond. Here's what's on our radar:

🍺 Alcohol Abuse Awareness Month: Let's keep the rhythm going, but know when to pause and support each other through alcohol-related challenges.

🤝 Sexual Abuse Awareness Month: Our industry needs to do better to create safe spaces. Let's band together to empower survivors and promote consent and respect in all our interactions.

🌈 Autism Awareness Month: Celebrating the beautiful spectrum of talent and creativity within our music family. Every note matters.

👧 Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month: Our little ones deserve harmony and protection. Let's tune into prevention and advocate for their safety. Reminder that SIMS Foundation will also help your little ones if they need mental health services.

😌 Stress Awareness Month: Behind the scenes, the music industry can be one of the most stressful scenes. Let's harmonize self-care and support each other's mental well-being.

📜 National Poetry Month: From lyrics to sonnets, our words have power. Find healing and inspiration when you write.

At SIMS Foundation, we're here to strike the right chords for our musicians, industry professionals, and their families. Together, let's make April a symphony of awareness and support.


Just in case you forgot 💕


Have you heard of neural nostaligia? Wonder why you are listening to the same playlist you've been since highschool? Researchers are finding that when we listen to the music we did as teenagers connect with us so differently than the music we hear as adults. So, if you feel a little dysregulated or need a moment to re-connect with yourself - blast a song from the past (which im sure you listened to last week, anyway 😏)

📸: .collection

Photos from The SIMS Foundation's post 03/25/2024

Less than 2 weeks away from the return of the jungle, don’t miss Nané Day, April 7th at ! ⭐️ We’re getting this rag tag crew back together for this officially recognized holiday by the City of ATX with Quentin Arispe leading the vocals for a heart-soaring celebration of Nané, our beloved Daniel Sahad and his incredible legacy.

Special guest Jefferson Clay will add to the magic, presented by , with a portion of proceeds benefiting the .

Secure your spot in the jungle - grab your tickets now at our link in bio.

Huge thanks to our sponsors and . Let’s make this night unforgettable as we reunite the fam and let the music roar.


Just checking in 👋


We are so THRILLED to partner up with for our SXSW event, Justin’s House! The first 250 people to check in will be getting a free full dose Noloxone in their gift bags!

This is open to official artists, SXSW staff and volunteers, and official SXSW venue staff only. Opens 3/14 - 3/15 from 10am - 9pm in room 615A of the Hilton.

Photos from The SIMS Foundation's post 03/12/2024

THANK YOU everyone who came to our panel at Austin yesterday! We had the honor to sit down with executive director of .care, Hillary Gleason, Creative Manager, Jason Cabello, Zeale from , Patty Lynn from , and Marissa Rivera, President of the Board for the SIMS Foundation to chat about the importance and struggles of mental health and substance use on tour and what our orgs are doing make this accessible for everyone in the industry.



It’s begun! Make sure you’re creating space for yourself amongst the chaos. ✨

Photos from The SIMS Foundation's post 03/08/2024

Are you ready to find SIMS every day of SXSW?! Get your SXSW spreadsheet ready and make sure to add these to your schedule! 📝

8 - 16: Sober Space - We’ve teamed up with to provide a 2 hour space every day for those needing support during SXSW!

9th: Contemporary Classical Day Party @ Draylen Mason Music Studio

10th: Take the day and remember Sims Ellison’s birthday

11th: Panel Discussion: The Unexpected Cost of Touring with Marissa Rivera, board president from the , Jason Cabello from , Hilary Gleason from .care, Patty Manchester from , and Zeale from . @ Soho House - members only

12th: The Dance @ with our pals from !

13 - 15: presents Marshall’s Funhouse @ with ! Find us in the lounge!

14-15: SIMS presents: Justin’s House - relax, recharge, and recover zone for official artists, venue workers, and SXSW staff. Free yoga, goodies, narcan, and more!

16th - SIMS Saturday @ . An anonymous donor will be matches all sales at and going right back to SIMS! Music starts at 4.

16th - @ ! Rattlesnake Milk, Todd Day Wait, Ellis Bullard! Doors at 5pm

16th - 17th: presents Smartpunk House! Free @ !

Can’t wait to see you! Come say 👋

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The SIMS Foundation

The SIMS Foundation provides mental health and substance use recovery services and supports for musicians, music industry professionals, and their dependent family members. Through education, community partnerships, and accessible managed care, SIMS seeks to destigmatize and reduce ​mental health and substance use issues, while supporting and enhancing the wellbeing of the music community at large.

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