Earlier this year, one of our long time volunteers, Alex, recently wrote a poem about our vital Hand in Hand peer mentoring program. We were so moved by the poem that we decided to make it into a video so we can share the message with our community and beyond.
Hand in Hand is one of our 3 peer support programs, where volunteers meet one-to-one – in places like coffee shops or parks – with people who are struggling with eating disorders.
This year, the demand for our peer support programs has greatly increased. It takes enormous courage for someone to seek help, and it is devastating for us to have to put them on a waitlist. The unfortunate reality is that we currently have a waitlist for our peer support programs and we are reaching out, this holiday season, to ask for your help.
Please consider making a gift to the Looking Glass Foundation so that in 2020 we are able to help more people on their road to recovery. No gift is too small: http://bit.ly/2sm7epP
We also hope that you too are moved by this powerful message, so much so that you share this poem and video with others as well, so that it reaches as many people as possible.
We would like to extend a special thank you to the talented and generous Connor McCracken and Jane Mortifee, and to our two volunteers, for making this video possible. Thank you also to the wonderful and compassionate Alex Charleton for surprising us with this beautiful poem.